An iPad2 For You! If You Win, That Is

by Marinka on August 26, 2011

Update 8/30/11: Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Andrea from Good Girl Gone Redneck won the iPad2! Yay, Andrea! And remember, if you didn’t win, there are other iPad2 giveaways going on here! Good luck1!

Guess what?

It’s contest time!

It’s sponsored by Vonage‘s new “Time to Call App”. The Time to Call ™ App is a free download on your iPhone, iTouch or iPad that allows you to call overseas for very inexpensive rates! Why, at these rates, you could talk and talk!

What could be better? Or more wholesome?

Here’s what you need to know!

  • * Pay per call and talk for up to 15 minutes to 100 countries for $1.99 or less (excluding applicable taxes)
  • * For an additional 90+ countries, talk up to 15-minutes for $2.99 to $9.99 (excluding applicable taxes)
  • * Bill directly to your iTunes account
  • * Works on Wi-Fi® worldwide
  • * Also for use on high quality 3G networks in the U.S. and Canada
  • * For a limited time, unused minutes can be used for additional calls
  • * No need to be a Vonage home customer, no hidden fees or monthly commitment

As a Russian Doll, this is great news for my family for when we call family back in Old Country.

Right now Vonage is having a limited time offer where you can download the Time to Call App and call up to 15 minutes for free. (No purchase required.) More info on that can be found here.

And as though that’s not enough, there’s a contest!

The fine people at Vonage will be giving away to one superlucky person an Apple gift card for the Apple iPad 2, 32 GB.

You can get an entry for doing any one of the following:

Leave a comment on this post letting me know who you’d call abroad and what would you say. What? Excuse me for being a voyeur. (One entry!)

Leave another comment letting me know what historical figure you’d call if it were possible (I’m pretty sure that they’re working on that app, so you may as well be ready!) (One entry!)

Tweet a link to this contest with a #timetocall hashtag and then leave a comment with a link to your tweet. (One entry!)

Winner will be chosen at random! On August 30th! Which is when this giveaway ends!

And if that wasn’t enough excitement, there are actually other bloggers running their own Vonage Time to Call contests! You can find out who they are www.callsfromsmartphone.com, so be sure to check them out and increase your chances of winning an iPad2 via their contests. I won’t be offended. Really. It’s okay if you see other blogs.

Thanks for reading and good luck!

____

Links:

Vonage page: bitly.com/pKXNj6

iTunes page: http://bitly.com/r6YMh7

Fineprint: If you win a prize in one of the websites’ contests, then you can’t win again in the whole competition. Depending on where the winner lives they may receive the Apple iPad 2 32 GB WiFi, or the equivalent Apple Gift Card to use at an Apple retailer. Also if you win, you’ll have to work out a visitation schedule with the iPad2 with me. I want weekends. And days ending with a “y”. Oh. I’m not allowed to say that. Okay, just kidding. If you win, it’s yours. But you’re not allowed to tease me that you have an iPad2 and I have whatever the opposite of that is.

One year ago ...

0saves
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed.
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

{ 594 comments… read them below or add one }

Louise August 26, 2011 at 12:12 am

If I could call abroad I would call all my Norwegian family more often and find out what’s happening in their lives.

Reply

Maura
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:13 am

What a great contest! I would only call you, Darling Marinka, from whatever country I decide to travel to next. Just me and my iPad, roaming the globe, calling Marinka at all hours of the day and night.

Don’t hold that last part against me and leave my name out of the drawing. Please.

Reply

Louise August 26, 2011 at 12:13 am

If I could call any historical figure, I would call Gregor Mendel to talk with him about his genetic experiments.

Reply

Maura
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

I had to think long and hard (two minutes is a long time, right?) on the second entry question: What historical figure I’d call if it were possible. I’ve settled on Alexander Graham Bell. Both to thank him for creating telephones in the first place, and to tell him that his first phrase spoken by phone was kind of lame and that’s what people will be repeating for centuries about him.

Reply

Jess C. August 26, 2011 at 12:29 am

I’d call my husband in Afghanistan and talk to him about our newborn… or soon to be newborn. 7 weeks to go!!

Reply

SFTC
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:32 am

Abroad: I’d call Mr. George Clooney and ask if I could borrow the place on Lake Como that I’m always reading about in your finer lifestyle magazines. Just for a few weeks or months. (He could hang on to my iPad 2 as collateral if necessary.)

Reply

Jess C. August 26, 2011 at 12:35 am

If I could call any historical figure, well, I’d have a hard time choosing. I kind of want to call Elvis and tell him to take a stool softener.

Reply

Stimey
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:36 am

I would call either my mother, who flits about overseas, or my friend who just moved to Australia. I would tell both of them how beautiful Marinka is.

Reply

Stimey
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:37 am

As for my historical figure, I don’t think I’d want to call anyone because then I’d have to explain what an iPad is and I would probably make some sort of dumb embarrassing joke. Or I’d call Jimmy Hoffa and ask him where he is.

Reply

Lisa
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:39 am

Thanks for the chance to win. I’d call my friends in Australia to catch up. I used to work with them, and last saw them a few years ago.

Reply

SFTC
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:39 am

Historical: I’d have to ring up Amelia Earhart, because my 9-year-old nephew seems very interested in finding out the whole story there.

Reply

Jessica
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:39 am

Id for sure call my family in Germany. I miss them a LOT and it would be great to talk to them without the hefty pricetag.

Reply

Jessica
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:43 am

As for my historical figure, I really dont think Id want to explain what the hell an iPad 2 is. But I suppose if I had to choose someone I guess it would be President Andrew Jackson. Because his house is practically in my backyard. 🙂

Reply

Claire August 26, 2011 at 12:45 am

I would call Santa and ask him for a pony.

Reply

Claire August 26, 2011 at 12:46 am

I would call…Martha Washington and ask her what was really up with George W.

Reply

Jessica
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:48 am
Hays Young August 26, 2011 at 12:51 am

I would call family in Honduras.. Telling them all about my wonderful son.

Reply

Hays Young August 26, 2011 at 12:52 am

I would love to call, Albert Einstein.. I bet he was awesome…

Reply

Hays Young August 26, 2011 at 12:54 am
shannon larue August 26, 2011 at 1:05 am

I’d call my dad who lives in New Zealand and I tell him Happy Birthday!

Reply

shannon larue August 26, 2011 at 1:12 am

As for which historical figure I would call, my favorite writer, Jane Austen.

Reply

Claire August 26, 2011 at 1:35 am
John Temperley August 26, 2011 at 2:56 am

I’d call my cousin in Australia and tell them how great the the weather is here right now 😉

Reply

John Temperley August 26, 2011 at 2:58 am

Historically, I’d call the captain of Titanic and tell him to get out of of his bunk and change course QUICK!

Reply

John Temperley August 26, 2011 at 3:04 am
Buendia August 26, 2011 at 3:48 am

I would call my friend abroad and brag about new iPad 2 that I own.

Reply

Buendia August 26, 2011 at 3:50 am

I would call Ernest Hemingway it that were possible.

Reply

Buendia August 26, 2011 at 3:52 am
Schmamy August 26, 2011 at 5:38 am

I would call my family since I move all over the place and they live all over the place and it’s never cheap!

Reply

Schmamy August 26, 2011 at 5:40 am

Is Santa a historical figure? Cuz I’d totally call him and request that everyone get iPads cuz they rock. 🙂

Reply

Andrew August 26, 2011 at 6:21 am

I would call my relatives in China and tell them about what’s been happening with my family here.

Reply

Andrew August 26, 2011 at 6:23 am

This historical figure I’d call would be Alexander Graham Bell, since he invented the telephone.

Reply

Andrew August 26, 2011 at 6:24 am
Tea
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 7:01 am

I’d call my jet-setting girlfriend, who was most recently in Hungary.

Reply

SueH August 26, 2011 at 7:02 am

Its sad but I dont know a soul outside of this country, but I could call Buckingham Palace and ask if they have Prince Albert in a can.

Reply

Tea
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 7:03 am

As for a historical figure, I’m gonna have to go with Shakespeare.

Reply

Tea
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 7:09 am
tracy
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 7:18 am

I would call my friend Pascal who lives in The Netherlands.

Reply

tracy
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 7:20 am

I would call Gustave Flaubert and yell at him for writing Madame Bovary.

Reply

tracy
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 7:21 am
cary August 26, 2011 at 7:33 am

i would call my nephew in Spain, I think.

Reply

cary August 26, 2011 at 7:35 am

I would call Julia Child and invite her eat American cuisine now and see how far we’ve come.

Reply

Mom24@4evermom August 26, 2011 at 7:37 am

Hmm, I would call my friend Nancie’s daughter, Sarah and ask her how Rome is. She’s the only person I know abroad. 🙂

Reply

Mom24@4evermom August 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

Historical figure? I pick Jesus. I’d ask him what we’ve gotten right about him and what we’ve gotten wrong.

Reply

Sarah August 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

I would call my aunt and talk about how amazing Marinka and Vonage are for giving me an iPad.

Reply

suburbancorrespondent who has been through this way too many times
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 7:49 am

I don’t know anyone overseas, so I would just have to drunk dial strangers. Can you drunk dial with this app?

Reply

suburbancorrespondent
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 7:52 am

Historical figure? You mean, like dead? Does this app have a seance setting? Cool! I pick, um, Humphrey Bogart. Is he dead yet?

Reply

Megan Sterner August 26, 2011 at 7:54 am

I would call my friend Lori in Costa Rica!

Reply

Dorie August 26, 2011 at 8:02 am

I’d call my cousin in London.

Reply

Sophie August 26, 2011 at 8:04 am

I would call my sister and say “Hey, just calling you on my Ipad 2…. How is your old – sorry I mean original – Ipad?”

Reply

Dorie August 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

Historical figure: I’d call Frank Lloyd Wright!

Reply

ChiTown Girl August 26, 2011 at 8:07 am

I would call my mom, who likes to spend half the year in her cute little villa in Italy. 🙂

Reply

Sophie August 26, 2011 at 8:11 am

And then I would probably call some one about to be assassinated – say, Kennedy – and tell them not to take that route. Thereby changing the whole course of history and maybe not for the better. So on second thoughts, maybe not 🙂

Reply

Shawn Stover August 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

I would use the Vonage Time to Call app to talk to my uncle in Sweden. We would talk about our expeditions when we were younger such as our fishing trips, camping trips, etc. Most of them have some very funny stories related to them!

The IPad2 from Motherhood in NYC and Vonage would be awesome to win!!! It would allow me to increase my productivity at work and at home. My wife and daughter would also love it…especially the games that could be played. Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

Reply

Shawn Stover August 26, 2011 at 8:18 am

I would call Julius Caeser to see what he was like and how he became one of the most powerful people in the world at the time.

The IPad2 from Motherhood in NYC and Vonage would be awesome to win!!! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

Reply

Aurelie
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

I would call my mom and dad in France and tell them I love them.

Reply

Aurelie
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

And I would call JFK as my historical figure 🙂

Reply

Shawn Stover August 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

I shared on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/sastover1717/status/107065406002446337

The IPad2 from Motherhood in NYC and Vonage would be awesome to win!!! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

Reply

Katie August 26, 2011 at 8:40 am

I would call my very best girlfriend Melissa, in new Zealand to play our own version of I’m right you’re wrong and also so I can live vicariously through her tales of single girl bliss…I mean share stories of domestic bliss. Because drinks in stilettos is TOTALLY the same as slice network in my sweatpants right? …right?!? As always, marinka, you are hilariously funny and wonderful!

Reply

tzena August 26, 2011 at 8:43 am

Ring-a-ling.
“Hello, mother”, I say every Saturday morning. I say it in Bulgarian. I kind of yell because my Mom is slightly deaf and Manhattan is a long way from the tiny village where she lives. My mother responds. She’s also yelling because she’s just very much into yelling. Mother fills me in on the latest news in Manhattan. She gets the scoop on National Bulgarian Television. We are having a splendid time. It costs me fortunes and it warms my heart.

Reply

tzena August 26, 2011 at 8:51 am

I’ve been meaning to ask Vladimir Ilich about current traffic trends on Houston. I would also inquire about his omnipresence in that particular spot. Why, comrade Lenin? Houston St. of all places? Who put you there? Do you really enjoy overseeing the mindless movements of the skinny jeans crowd? I have two words for you, Vladimir: “Bronx beckons.”

Reply

Candace August 26, 2011 at 8:52 am

If I could call anyone abroad I’d call a random family in Australia and ask if we can come visit, because I really just want to go to Australia.

Reply

Candace August 26, 2011 at 8:55 am

If I could call a historical figure, I’d call Salmon P Chase. He’s on the $10,000 bill & I’d like an autographed copy. Also, he’s my great x’s 4 uncle.

Reply

lisa August 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

I would call my family in Vietnam and say how much i miss them!

Reply

lisa August 26, 2011 at 9:19 am

I would call Amelia Earhardt and find out where she went!

Reply

Mariateresa Fusco August 26, 2011 at 9:28 am

I would call my french friends that I met last year in Paris and tell them to organize a new trip to France or in Europe. 🙂
mazzolino1@aliceposta.it

Reply

Zak August 26, 2011 at 9:29 am

I would probably call my friends who live in Italy and ask when Marinka and I could come for a visit. 🙂

Reply

Mariateresa Fusco August 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

About the historical figure I would call the beautiful Marilyn Monroe! 😉
mazzolino1@aliceposta.it

Reply

MvP August 26, 2011 at 9:38 am

I’d call my brother from Heidelberg, Germany and tell him what a fantastic time I’m having!

Reply

MvP August 26, 2011 at 9:41 am

I’d call Bill Gates in 1974 and ask him if he wanted a partner/investor.

Reply

MvP August 26, 2011 at 9:43 am
omar August 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

i will call.. mmm to… the general gravious “hy general?, i must say to he… i not lided your arms… well… 4 arms? you need 4 arms? bitch please… if you want to conquist the universe you need be a normal droid… well.. i all to i had to say.. welll bye bye”

Reply

omar August 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

and in the real life… i call to my girlfriend… she are in D.F mexico… i miss her….

Reply

omar August 26, 2011 at 9:45 am
eevie August 26, 2011 at 9:50 am

First, I absolutely refuse to see other blogs.

Second, if Canada counts as abroad and/or a different country, then I would call my uncle in Canada and for the cheap price of $1.99, I would ask him why is it that he always tortured me with math questions when I was little. It’s not a party trick to recite the multiplication tables, okay? Normally, I wouldn’t waste precious minutes on that kind of call.

Reply

eevie August 26, 2011 at 9:52 am

Historical figure: Vampire Bill. Wait, no. Napoleon. Then I could ask him if he liked the cake Napoleon, or whether it was named for something else (Wiki wasn’t very clear on this).

Reply

Jess August 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

I think I’d call Marie Antoinette … although I don’t speak French. It would probably be a short call.

Reply

Jess August 26, 2011 at 9:57 am

I’m not sure if I know anyone “abroad” … maybe I’d go abroad and I’d leave the iPad at home for someone to call me. That sounds like the best plan.

Reply

Tiffany Gordon August 26, 2011 at 9:59 am

I would call my grandmother in Italy to plan a trip!

Reply

DawnA August 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

Hmmm, maybe Kate Middleton and ask her how being a newlywed is going. I don’t have any family/friends overseas currently.

Reply

John Wilson August 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

I’d call Col. Qaddafi and ask him why he didn’t promote himself to General.

Reply

Sarah T. August 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

I’d call Kate Middleton and try to get some dish on the royal family!

Reply

John Wilson August 26, 2011 at 10:02 am

For a historical figure, I’d call James Madison.

Reply

dusty earth mother August 26, 2011 at 10:03 am

When I entered on Mouthy Housewives, I said I would call the Philippines and tell them thanks for my husband. Which got me to thinking. So if I win on your site, I will call the Philippines again and ask them for the guidebook on my mother-in-law.

Reply

Sarah T. August 26, 2011 at 10:03 am

Historical figure: I’d call Abe Lincoln b/c that would totally score me some points with my mom! And because he pretty much rocked as Prez.

Reply

John Wilson August 26, 2011 at 10:03 am
susan August 26, 2011 at 10:04 am

I would call my cousin in Slovenia (that is where my people live) and tell her that her new haircut isn’t helping her in the “finding a new husband” quest!
And then…I would call my aunt in Croatia and tell her to send a cheque. In which case I could buy my own iPad 2 and let you have this one.

Reply

Bill
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 10:04 am

I would call Chinese delivery from the mainland. With how fast those guys are here, I imagine it’d still be a reasonable delivery time.

Reply

dusty earth mother August 26, 2011 at 10:06 am

I would call Jesus. Of course. And then ask to talk to Moses, so I could ask him how he put up with the whiny Israelites in the desert and then use the technique on my children.

Reply

Tiffany Gordon August 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

Historical figure? Hmmm… I would call up my ol homeboy Andrew Johnson and ask if it was true that he took his presidential oath whilst completely hammered…

Reply

Bill
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

In the way of historical figures, I’d call So-Crates. He seemed like a pretty cool dude from the Bill & Ted movies.

Reply

susan August 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

I would call Marilyn Monroe – shallow I know but imagine the stories she might share!

Reply

Tiffany Gordon August 26, 2011 at 10:09 am
James August 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

I’d call my friend in NZ and ask him ” How’s the weather in Dunedin mate?”

Reply

James August 26, 2011 at 10:12 am

I would call Paul Revere the “midnight rider”

Reply

Andytn August 26, 2011 at 10:12 am

I’d call Princess Diana. Totally shallow, I know. But good grief I’m fascinated with that woman. Is she even considered a historical figure???

Reply

James August 26, 2011 at 10:19 am
Daniel August 26, 2011 at 10:27 am
Jessica Salas August 26, 2011 at 10:28 am

I would call my dear friend Luisa in Spain who is just not into social networking, therefore, I have no affordable way to keep in touch with her. She is like a sister to me, and it would be awesome to stay connected through Vonage Time to Call and my new iPad 2!

Reply

Katie August 26, 2011 at 10:29 am
Katie August 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

I would either call my friend who lives in Germany & talk about life, love, & well just everyday things. Or I would call my brother who sometimes has to travel abroad (he was just in Chile a couple weeks ago) & I would tell him all about what his lovely daughter (my niece) was up to & how school was going for her. (:

Reply

Jessica Salas August 26, 2011 at 10:36 am

As for the historical figure, I would call Zelda Fitzgerald and we would chat about literature and our lives and what it’s like to be a little bit crazy.

Reply

terra August 26, 2011 at 10:41 am

I would call Italy to make travel reservations (for a few years down the road!)

Reply

terra August 26, 2011 at 10:42 am

I would call Amelia Earhart and tell her “Watch out for that Bermuda Triangle!”

Reply

Tracy August 26, 2011 at 10:47 am

Who the hell am I going to call overseas? I hardly know anyone in this country let alone overseas…. I guess I could look up that old high school friend who was all adventurous and moved to Scotland for college and never came back… ok, well, she came to visit but never moved back. That would be fun. I liked her. Ok, there’s my person.

Reply

Tracy August 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

And now because apparently I’m a contest whore for today…. my dead person….

How about your great grandparents… I’m assuming their dead by now. And if their not, then that’s awesome and I’ll call your great GREAT grandparents. Because I’m assuming they must be at least as funny as you.

(Do I get extra bonus points for sucking up with my dead person?)

Reply

Michalis Gelastos August 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

i will call my friends

Reply

Michalis Gelastos August 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

i would call my friends and i would to them that I have won

Reply

AmyJ August 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

I have two family members who are deployed so if I’d love to be able to call them!

Reply

Michalis Gelastos August 26, 2011 at 11:00 am
AmyJ August 26, 2011 at 11:02 am

If I could call a historical figure, it would be JFK. After visiting the JFK museum in Dallas, I have a lot of questions.

Reply

kel August 26, 2011 at 11:05 am

I would callmy BFF when she travels to see her in laws in France to remind her that it will all be OK and she should take deep breaths and not kill anyone because France is too far for me to travel to bring a shovel and help bury the body…

Reply

Annie August 26, 2011 at 11:05 am

I would crank call a random person in England repeatedly. It is amusing to hear English people when they are upset.

Reply

Annie August 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

I think I would call Abe Lincoln and tell him to stop going to plays and hire a better security team.

Reply

Joiceann August 26, 2011 at 11:19 am

I’d phone my very good friends in Germany.

Reply

Joiceann August 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

Historial figure: Oh Yea — Gotta be Jimmy Dean or Marilyn Monroe…

Reply

Joiceann August 26, 2011 at 11:20 am
JavierFCL August 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

randomly call someone and say: I won an Apple iPad 2, 32 GB! =)

Reply

JavierFCL August 26, 2011 at 11:31 am

I would call to Einstein and say: we can not travel in time, but if we can call in time!

Reply

SoberJulie August 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

I would call you to complain about how I keep cheating my my healthy eating regime

Reply

Stefanie August 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

If I could call anyone abroad I’d probably try to call my friend’s husband who is overseas serving in Iraq so he could surprise her. They both would love it!

Reply

Nancy
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

I would call my friends in France so that I could remember a time when I was way, way, cooler than I am now, and actually lived in Paris, ate carbs, and died my hair a different color every three weeks.

Reply

SoberJulie August 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

Historical – Jesus of course…and man that would be a long convo!

Reply

Laura
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

so, i would call my best friend who is travelling the world right now….i would make sure to call only when doing really banal things, like folding laundry, to reinforce the awesomeness of her trip

Reply

Aaron August 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

Call my friend in Bolivia serving as a missionary to catch up on his goings-on.

Reply

Samantha August 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

If I could call someone overseas and if Bridget Jones were a real person, I’d call her 🙂

Reply

Nancy
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

Historical Person: Erma Bobbeck. Patron Saint of humor bloggers.

Reply

Nancy
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

Bombeck. oops.

Reply

Truthful Mommy
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:39 am

Entry#1 I would call my father, who lives part of the year in Mexico. I miss him! He went down there last month to bury my Grandma and won’t be back til the holidays. What would I say, “Get home now!My sister is having her baby NOW!!Love you ,Papi. Now get on the damn plane!!!” My little sister is due on New years Day.

Reply

Stefanie August 26, 2011 at 11:39 am

If I could call anyone at all in history I’d probably call my 16 year old self and tell her she’s fucking amazing.

Reply

Stefanie August 26, 2011 at 11:40 am
Samantha August 26, 2011 at 11:40 am

I’ve always wanted to talk to Margaret Mitchell about how she developed the story of Gone With the Wind. That would be an interesting phone call!

Reply

Shell August 26, 2011 at 11:41 am

I would call my former college roommate, who lives in England.

Reply

Shell August 26, 2011 at 11:42 am

Historical figure? I’d call Amelia Earheart. Ask her where she disappeared to…

Reply

Cynthia August 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

Entry 1:
I would call my cousin in the P.I. and tell her that I just won an Ipad 2. She always has the most up to date, high tech, high end gadget out there. I’d rub it in a little – but hey, we’re family 🙂

Reply

Truthful Mommy
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

Entry #2 ~ I’d call JFK junior and tell him to take a town car!Stay out of the air!!

Reply

Chris August 26, 2011 at 11:45 am

I would call my friends in Israel that I went to school with 30 years ago.

Reply

Shell August 26, 2011 at 11:45 am
Sherri
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:46 am

Oh, I would call my Austrian exchange student at his home in Austria and tell him to come and visit us again!

Reply

Sherri
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

…and then, I would call Hitler and ask him if his toilet was running, then tell him to go catch it.

Reply

Alyssa
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

I’d be calling my husband’s family in Italy so my kids could get to know their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, third cousins twice removed, family pets, etc!

Reply

Alyssa
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

And if I could call a historical figure it would be Anne Boleyn. Why not?

Reply

Cynthia August 26, 2011 at 11:52 am

Entry 2:
Historical figure that I would call: Mother Theresa. I’d ask her to channel her good nature to me, because there are those days that I just can’t be nice.

Reply

Alyssa
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:54 am
Carrie August 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

I would call Germany, just to hear the language!

Reply

Andrea
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

Hmmn, I don’t really know that many people overseas. But my husband has an uncle in Spain and I’d want to call him so he could invite us for a visit. That’s my plan, anyway. 😉

Reply

Carrie August 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

I would also like to call Martha Washington, to see what her life was like at the first first lady!

Reply

Andrea
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

Historical figure … can we bring them back to life with this thing, too? If no, I guess right now I’d call Kate Middleton, since she’s the current hip princess and I’d want to be sure to tell everyone we were BFFs. Honestly, otherwise I would have picked Diana. I always loved her and would love to really talk to her about what her life was like. Now I’m just being shallow and picking a new bestie, instead!

Reply

Anna August 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I’d call some relatives in Russia that we lost touch with over the years, and introduce them to the most recent addition to our family.

Reply

Andrea
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm
Cynthia August 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Entry 3:
http://twitter.com/#!/LifebyCynthia/status/107120225996115968
I tweeted:
I entered to WIN an #iPad2 http://goo.gl/Ep1VJ via @MarinkaNYC #timetocall WISH ME LUCK!

Reply

CeridianMN August 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I’m not sure who I would call abroad. I think it would probably be my father-in-law. He travels abroad for work about once a quarter, and it would be great to stay in closer touch.

Reply

Roxanne August 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

If I win, can I call my extended family as I lie on a tropical beach somewhere far, far away from all the drama? Yeah. That’s my choice. I’ll use it to call them & brag that I won an iPad and I am cooler than them.

If I win, I’m totally buying a lottery ticket too.

So I can afford the tropical vacation.

Reply

noordinarymomma August 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I’d call my friend Adam in London and say ‘Ello!!!

Reply

Roxanne August 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

If it were possible (you know, as soon as Apple gets moving on the app), I would call Audrey Hepburn. She’s my favorite person EVER. So, how long until they have an app that can speak to the dead?

Reply

CeridianMN August 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

A historical figure I’d call? There are so many to choose from it’s nearly an impossible task. I think i would be great to talk with Ben Franklin. Not only was he a great inventor, but he also knew what was really in the minds of the people who basically created our government back then.

Reply

CeridianMN August 26, 2011 at 12:16 pm

And finally, a re-tweet, because I’d love to win an iPad, but buying one is at least one kid over budget, if not both!

http://twitter.com/#!/CeridianMN/status/107123481883316224

Reply

Megan August 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I’d make prank calls to Ireland. Or just random calls to see who’d talk to me.

Reply

shauna casolari August 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I would call my aunt in tokyo

Reply

Megan August 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I’d also call Liz, the Queen of England. I have questions for her. And then maybe Nelson Mandela. And maybe Jackie O.

Reply

shauna casolari August 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

For a historical figure, I would likely call MLK jr

Reply

lonek8
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I would call people in London randomly until I found one who would go to Zara and buy me the pants I’ve been coveting and can’t get online.

Reply

Cathy August 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I don’t know anyone overseas so I’d give that call to someone with a loved one in the military…..because I’m THAT generous. Of course I’d need to listen in so I could express my gratitude for their service.

Reply

Cathy August 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Tough to choose someone in history….so many wonderful people. Rosa Parks, though, would be my choice.

Reply

Ashley August 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I would call France (uhh, the embassy? consuslate? Sarkozy?) and try to get my hands on some land that my grandmother claims our family still owns somewhere in the countryside. She doesn’t know where, but she knows we own it.

Reply

James Christofis August 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm
James Christofis August 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I would call my relatives in Greece.

Reply

James Christofis August 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Thomas Jefferson. Not to get too political but I’d like to hear what he has to say about the state of the United States.

Reply

Megan August 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Zee August 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I don’t know anyone living abroad, so I’d probably find someone with a loved one serving in the military and give them that call.

Reply

beyond August 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm

i would call my sister in switzerland to tell her to get a plane and come visit me asap!

Reply

beyond August 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

i would call dante and talk to him about his divine comedy.

Reply

Kayla August 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I’d definitely call my friend Lessie who moved over to London after high school. I’d probably tell her about my new job and my engagement; I miss talking to her!

Reply

Zee August 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

IF I could call a historical figure I’d either call Robert Kardashian and ask him to do something about his children, or I’d call Molly Ivans because I can’t imagine anyone I’d rather have met and chatted with.

Reply

Kayla August 26, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I think I’d probably call Alfred Kinsey; I can’t imagine all of the flak that he got back then for all of his studies, but we even use his findings today!

Reply

Jessica August 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I would call the former love of my life who lives in England. Then I would tell him that I’m prettier than his wife.

Reply

Dejoni August 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I would call George Clooney in Lake Como, Italy….obviously.

Reply

Jessica August 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Historical figure would totally be Rose Kennedy. How did she have all of those kids?

Reply

Dejoni August 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I would call Marilyn Monroe and see what really went down that night.

Reply

Jessica August 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm
joeinvegas August 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Thanks for the offer – I’d call our friends in Sweden, love to hear those accents.

Reply

bridgetstraub.com
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Here’s the thing, I don’t know a lot of people abroad so I guess it would be a random call to France just to hear sweet french nothings!

Reply

Emily August 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I would call my friends I met from Denmark while researching there, and I would say “I miss you all so much!”

Reply

Emily August 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I would call Susan B Anthony because she is basically the epitome of amazing.

Reply

bridgetstraub.com
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Now for history I think I’d call George Washington because my daughter would like to borrow his hat. Don’t ask!

Reply

alyssa mandel
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm

i would call some friends in europe 1st

Reply

alyssa mandel
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm

i would call the founding fathers and ask them to explain the motivation behind the electoral college

Reply

alyssa mandel
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm
Cheryl
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Once I landed at Heathrow, I’d call my husband and tell him I wish he could join me for my 3 month visit in Europe.

Reply

Cheryl
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I’d call Lincoln and ask him why the f*^& he didn’t duck!

Reply

Cheryl
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

The tweeting, it has been done. http://tinyurl.com/3j6ultn

Reply

Shannon August 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I’d call Mother Teresa, what an inspiration.

Reply

Lisa A. August 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I’d call my in-laws in Sweden and try to get them to give me an idea about what to get them for Christmas!

Reply

Shannon August 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm
Lisa A. August 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I’d love to place a call to Oscar Wilde if it were possible. I’m sure he’d give me lots of humorous quotes that I could claim I came up with on my own!

Reply

Lisa A. August 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm
Francene August 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I’d call your old friends in Russia. Then plan a surprise party for you and fly them all here.

Reply

Sam B. August 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I would call anyone whose international numbers I could get my grubby little paws on and say, “HEY Y’ALL! I JUST WON AN iPAD 2!!”

Reply

Francene August 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Historical figure: Golda Meir

Cool chick. Jew. And originally from Russia

Reply

JamiK August 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I’d call our relatives in Italy to hear some more family stories and hope they invite me for a visit.

Reply

Jessica August 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I don’t know if this is historical or not but I would want to call John Lennon and ask him how he came up with all those beautiful songs

Reply

Jessica August 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Right now I would call my uncle in Paris and ask him how he likes it there, does he plan on moving there, can i visit?!!? haha

Reply

JamiK August 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’d call JFK Jr.

Reply

Jessica August 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Erin August 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

If I could call abroad I would call my dearest friend in Australia. I miss hearing her voice.

Reply

awesome dude August 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

“overseas for very inexpensive rates! ”

Where did you have time to live in Brooklyn??

I would say “low rates”..

But, again, I was wrong many times before.

Reply

Erin August 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

If I could call any historical figure I would love to have a conversation with Bob Marley. He is historical…right?

Reply

awesome dude August 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Well, now I do understand “Russian dolls” did it to you…..

Reply

Sushruta
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm

If i get the chance to win the iPad 2 , i will install Vonage Time To call App in it & will call my uncle residing in UK.The app will really come handy to help me get in touch with my uncle whom i miss a lot but can’t always call because of the expensive International call rates.I will say him to come back home because i miss him so much. 🙁

The iPad 2 with time to Call app installed will really help me get in touch with all our relatives who are living abroad.

Thank You for the opportunity.

Reply

Sushruta
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm

If i get the chance to win the iPad 2 , i will install Vonage Time To call App in it & will call my uncle residing in UK.The app will really come handy to help me get in touch with my uncle whom i miss a lot but can’t always call because of the expensive International call rates.I will say him to come back home because i miss him so much. 🙁

The iPad 2 with time to Call app installed will really help me get in touch with all our relatives who are living abroad.

Thank You for the opportunity.

[ peti1212@gmail.com ]

Reply

Sushruta
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

As for the historical person , i would probably love to call Mr.Charlie Chaplin. just because i want to learn from him how to make people laugh & happy at least a bit.

[ peti1212@Gmail.com ]

Reply

Sushruta
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Tweeted :- http://twitter.com/#!/SRK_IS_GOD/status/107163076603822080

Also following you on Twitter ( @srk_is_god ) .

Thank You.

Reply

Stephanie Sturgis August 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I would call Olivia Newton John and ask her WHY she chose those skin-tight black pants at the end of Grease. I thought they were kind of icky.

Reply

Stephanie Sturgis August 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

The historical figure I would call would be Mark Twain, although I figure he’d just be wittily cantankerous.

Reply

Stephanie Sturgis August 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm
Katie August 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I’d call the sweet man who served as Program Director of my study abroad in Italy. He was an American soldier in Italy, met his wife, and never left.

Reply

Katie August 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

If I could call someone from history…hmmm…Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. go girls.

Reply

Ima2seven August 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I would call my besty Miriam in Israel.

Reply

Ima2seven August 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm

… and if I could call anyone in history, I think it would be Moses. I would love him to clear some stuff up….

Reply

Lyndsay August 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I’d random-dial and pose as a mail-order-bride company and find someone who would take my lovely, single friend. Then I would send her a one-way ticket to “x” location and say, “Surprise! Now quit saying nothing I say/do helps you find a husband!”.

Reply

Kristin in Mobile August 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm

hmmm…….overseas?? My cousin is leading tours w/ ‘Adventures by Disney” -(Scotland this week, I think) so I would probably give her a call to hear about HER fabulous adventures!!

Reply

Kelley O August 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I would call my childhood friend Renatta in Switzeralnd.

Reply

Kristin in Mobile August 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Historical Figure?? Maybe Cleopatra – such a fascinating time period & story!

Reply

Kacy August 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I would prank call a long lost relative in Germany, then ask them if anyone there ever pronounces their name right the first time?!

Reply

Kacy August 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I would call George Washington and ask him if this is what he had in mind.

Reply

Kacy August 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Kelley O August 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm

For number two I would call Bob Marley in Jamica…because he was awesome.

Reply

Peajaye
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I would call my ex-wife in Taiwan, then patch Marinka into the call for fun.

Reply

Peajaye
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Historically, I would call Bayard Rustin and thank him for all he did for human rights.

Reply

Joanne Hodgson August 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I would call my dad in hot Australia and tell him how it snowed here in New Zealand the other day, it never snows here so he’ll be jealous!

Reply

Alan S August 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm
Joanne Hodgson August 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I’d call Albert Einstein and ask him if I can invent something that will make me millions!

Reply

Joanne Hodgson August 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

http://twitter.com/#!/jbutterfly1

Gosh I hope I did this right with the tweet link?

Reply

Carlos August 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I would call my girlfriend in Belgium, I would tell her that I want to marry her…

Reply

Carlos August 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I would like to call to Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer in the world.

Reply

Carlos August 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm
Marie August 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I would call my zia in Italy and I would say….Ciao zia!! come stai? cosa fai? mi manchi molto! quandi vieni? which means….hi auntie…how are you? what are you doing? I miss you so much! when are you coming to visit again??

Reply

Anand Singh
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

If i got the chance to call abroad, i would call Angelina Jolie and ask her for date. Lol if i got her number. “will you date with me”. or otherwise call Osama Bin Laden.

http://twitter.com/#!/techvistaorg/status/107185421087281153

Reply

Marie August 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I would call Albert Einstein and just pick his brain! that would be some money well spent!

Reply

Gary S August 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I would call the Queen of England. My late great Aunt always said we were related to the Queen on her late Mothers side somehow.
Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/slugbug55/status/107187684010762240

Reply

Arlene
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

If I could call abroad, I would call my mother and siblings in the Philippines and tell them how much I miss them.

Reply

Shawna August 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm
Shawna August 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm

If I could call any historical figure, it would be Lewis and/or Clark. I’d ask them what the land we now live on looked like way back when!

Reply

Arlene
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I would call Thomas Edison and thank him for inventing the light bulb.

Reply

Meaghan Lowthers August 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

If I could call abroad I would call anyone in australia just to listen to them talk with that great accent!

Reply

Shawna August 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

If/when I win an iPad and download the Time to Call app, I would let my husband use it to call his cousins in Italy and Mexico!

Reply

Meaghan Lowthers August 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

If I could call any historical figure I would pick Elvis.. just to have him sing me a casual song. No big deal!

Reply

Meaghan Lowthers August 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I tweeted about the contest:

http://twitter.com/#!/meagl

Reply

luckylifepath22 August 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

i would call my friend in berlin who just got a new prestigious job and congratulate her!

Reply

dave t August 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I’d call the children’s home we visit in Mexico to see all the kids!

Reply

dave t August 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

first phone call – Thomas Edison of course.

Reply

Zaree August 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm
Zareen August 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I would call my friend who moved to Paris because I miss him!

Reply

dave t August 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Kati
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm

If I could call abroad, I’d call my biological father’s family in Australia. As for what we’d talk about, I would just try to get more stories about him and what he was like, since I feel like I barely knew him.

Reply

Zareen August 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I would call Ghandi because I need some words of wisdom.

Reply

AppleTree August 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I’d call an old friend in England whose voice I haven’t heard in a decade.

Reply

luckylifepath22 August 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

i would call martin luther king and tell him that when i was in first grade i won a drawing contest for drawing him and have always been inspired by him

Reply

AppleTree August 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I’d call Patanjali just to chat.

Reply

Arlene
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Whew! Finally figured out where to find the link to my tweet (*duh*)!

http://twitter.com/#!/ADLF2000/status/107200430777442305
and
http://twitter.com/#!/ADLF2000/status/107199804014202880

Reply

Kati
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

The historical figure I’d call would be Laura Ingalls Wilder. She fascinates me. Also, I think she’d be really funny, freaking out about the phone ringing.

Reply

Kendra August 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Hm, I think I’d call some fancy hotel in Switzerland and book myself a vacation. THEN I’d go there and use the app to call home and gloat to everybody. 🙂

Reply

Kati
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm
Kendra August 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Historical figure: Mark Twain seems like he’d be fun to hang out with, or just talk to via magical yet-to-be-invented iPad-Vonage app.

Reply

Kate August 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I would call my sister and say “Guess who just won an iPad 2, bitch?!!!”

Reply

cocobean August 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Right now? I’d call the hotel we’re supposed to stay at in London in a few weeks and confirm the amenities… I’m wigging out!!!

Reply

MFA Mama
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I’d call my friend k in Amsterdam just to hear her adorable accent 🙂

Reply

Anna August 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm

historical figure – i’d call Brezhnev, ask him about his eye brows

Reply

MFA Mama
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Historical figure…uhhh…well, shit. I guess Eleanor Roosevelt. All of her quotes are so pithy that surely she’d be fabulous to talk to.

Reply

MFA Mama
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm
Ellen August 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I would call Catherine the Great and get the real story on the horse.

Reply

Ellen August 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I would call Princess Kate in the UK and ask if her sister’s butt is real.

Reply

Ellen August 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm
Stuart Old August 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Stuart Old August 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I or my partner would call family & friends in Australia or the UK to talk like we haven’t done in so long. Calls are so expensive from NZ, but this app ( and our shiny new iPad2) will make it so easy!

Reply

Stuart Old August 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I would call Sir Edmund Hillary. The first person to summit Mount Everest. He became a symbol of overcoming massive odds to achieve his goals. I would pick his mind so we can better work to achieving ours.

Reply

Rex August 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm

First Entry!

Would call my family in Korea to catch up and let my wife call her family in France

Reply

Rex August 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Second Entry..

umm… Does Santa Claus count as a historical figure? or is that more contemporary? Would love to have my 4 year old give him a jingle.. and for myself – to let him know that thing he has me down for totally wasn’t me..

Reply

sustahl August 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I would call my Aunt when she goes overseas on another vacation and the conversation would probably go something like this, “What have you been doing?” She would tell me all the wonderful things she is doing then ask me what I was up to. My response would be, “Well, I cleaned the house today, cooked (whatever meal I recently had) and nothing else. ” Then we would talk about when she is going to get home.

Reply

sustahl August 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm

The only historical figure I can think that I would want to call would be George Washington so I could tell him what was going on in the United States right now.

Reply

sustahl August 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm
Jaleel Harris August 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I’d call some buddies in England and Australia.

Reply

Jaleel Harris August 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm

As for a historical figure, I’m pretty sure I’d call Jesus and ask him what’s up.

Reply

dave t August 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm

i’d call the Josiah & Bethany Children’s home in Mexico and talk to some of the kids and workers. Our family visits there to help out for a week every other year.

Reply

dave t August 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

I’d call Thomas Edison and see what he thinks of this new phone calling app!

Reply

dave t August 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm
Meaghan Lowthers August 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm
Dahbou August 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I’d call some relatives in Italy and say Ciao! Ho appena vinto un ipad2!

Reply

Dahbou August 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm
Dahbou August 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I’d call Abraham Lincoln and tell him not to go to the theater.

Reply

rebeccaNYC August 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I would call my friends BoBo and Tomika in Tokyo, Japan

Reply

Katie August 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm

The historical figure I’d call would have to be Thomas Edison

Reply

rebeccaNYC August 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm

as to historical figures, I would call Amelia Earhart to find out what the hell happened to her and the pizza I ordered.

Reply

Edgar Coronado August 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

If I could call any historical figure, I would call Albert Einstein to talk with him about the nuclear bomb

Reply

Edgar Coronado August 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm
Edgar Coronado August 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

If I win an Iphone I would call anyone in the world and say: “I won an Iphone”

Reply

Margaret Smith August 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

What a wonderful prize! I would love to call my nephew, who is like one of my sons. He’s living in Japan right now and I miss him so much. First, I’d ask him if he’s having fun, meeting lots of people and dating anyone? Next, I’d ask him when he’ll be coming home for a visit.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Reply

Margaret Smith August 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

An Historical figure that I’d love to call is George Washington and I’d love to ask him about his life during his time.
Thanks again
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Reply

Margaret Smith August 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/107244626506813440
Thanks
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Reply

Suzy Q August 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I would call Queen Elizabeth and ask her if she had Prince Philip in a can. Har!

Reply

Brandon Bethea August 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I’d call my good friend in Belize and let him know I’m coming down there soon to see him and to swim with bull sharks in Mexico!

Reply

Brandon Bethea August 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm

If I could call a historical figure it would be Steve Jobs. Wait, he’s historical right? Well, one day, he definitely will be and he’s historically Apple’s CEO, so no time like the present. Plus, I’m sure he can figure out the iPad2 on the other end;)

Reply

Brandon Bethea August 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm
punkinmama August 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I’d give the call to my Dad so he could call any of his brothers or sisters. I’d say hello & pass the phone to him & he’d say lots of things, but I’d have no idea what they were because I wouldn’t understand a single word.

Reply

punkinmama August 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm

The historical figure I’d call is Mary, Jesus’ mom.

Reply

punkinmama August 26, 2011 at 9:57 pm
tracey August 26, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I know no one overseas. I am lame. I know some Canadians, though. I’d probably call my Canadian blogger homies.

Reply

tracey August 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm

And I would love to call Charlie Brown.

What? He’s historical! He IS.

Reply

sus August 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm
Jamel Caraballo August 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I would call my mother and reminder shes the greatest mom.

Reply

Jamel Caraballo August 26, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I would call Jesus and thank Him for the sacrifice.

Reply

sus August 26, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Moses

Reply

sus August 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Call an Australian hotel to book a hotel room so my family can vacation/visit the Great Barrier Reef. (ha – I wish)

Reply

Jamel Caraballo August 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm
Lindsay August 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I would call King Tut and ask him all the questions about Ancient Egypt that my eight year old keeps asking me.

Reply

Christina August 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I’d call my husband’s family in Canada,since we dropped our landline we rarely get to speak with them since they say its expensive to call our cell phones.

Reply

Christina August 26, 2011 at 10:49 pm
Christina August 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm

I’d call Marie Antoinette,I can imagine that would be quite a conversation where I’d be lucky to get a word in edgewise.

Reply

sl August 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm

My sister in Tokyo “holy #,!%+ i won”.

Reply

sl August 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Lincoln “Look out!”

Reply

Tina :) August 27, 2011 at 12:12 am

Historical figure- Vlad the Impaler because he’s the inspiration for Dracula and that is awesome. Or possible Charlemagne, for being you know Charlemagne.

Reply

Tina :) August 27, 2011 at 12:14 am

I would probably make no calls overseas myself- BUT I would let my newlywed friend call his mom because his wife is pregnant and his mom lives in Thailand

Reply

Maricris W August 27, 2011 at 1:51 am

I would call my mom and dad in the Phils and just as how they are doing and just catch up with the news.

Reply

Suebob
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 2:03 am

I’d call my friend Oscar in Argentina and give him a hard time about spending too much time with invertebrates (he’s a biologist.)

Reply

Suebob
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 2:06 am

What historical figure? I’d love to talk to Shakespeare. He had a way with words.

Reply

lisa August 27, 2011 at 2:42 am

I would kill to win an iPad. No seriously, I would 🙂

Reply

Trish Jacobs August 27, 2011 at 2:47 am

I would call my “daughter”, Chantel, who lives in England. She is like a daughter to me and I miss her so much. She would be the first I’d share this app with.

Reply

Trish Jacobs August 27, 2011 at 3:06 am

Galileo Galilei – because he sure got a bad rap for being smart.

Reply

Trish Jacobs August 27, 2011 at 3:15 am
Beth August 27, 2011 at 4:08 am

I’d call my mum in the UK so she could talk to her grandchildren (age 4, 3 and 1) in New Zealand.

Reply

Beth August 27, 2011 at 4:17 am

The historical figure I would call is John Lennon and tell him to stay home on the 8th December 1980.

Reply

Grant L. August 27, 2011 at 4:48 am

I would call the queen and ask her if she has Prince Albert in a can.

Reply

Grant L. August 27, 2011 at 4:51 am

As for a historical figure, I’d call JFK and tell him to duck.

Reply

Rebecca Graham August 27, 2011 at 4:56 am

I would call my nieces relatives in the Phillipines and invite them to visit us in the USA.

Reply

Rebecca Graham August 27, 2011 at 4:57 am

I would call Elvis Presley.

Reply

Rebecca Graham August 27, 2011 at 4:59 am
Grant L. August 27, 2011 at 5:02 am

Twitter comment here: http://twitter.com/#!/Gram_Cracker/status/107375570416963584

Much thanks. Good luck to all, but best luck to me.

Reply

Tiffany August 27, 2011 at 6:51 am

I would call my family in Taiwan, since it’s so hard to keep in touch when I’m in the states with a different timezone and whatnot!

Reply

Tiffany August 27, 2011 at 6:52 am

A historical figure I would call… probably Abraham Lincoln. He’s always been made out to be an easygoing and noble fellow, I’d love to see how he really was.

Reply

Tiffany August 27, 2011 at 6:55 am
willh August 27, 2011 at 7:33 am

i’d give it to my girlfriend for her upcoming birthday and ask her to marry me 😉

Reply

ginette4 August 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

I would call family and friends in Holland

Reply

ginette4 August 27, 2011 at 8:10 am

The historical I would call is Jimmy Hendrix and let him know that his music lives on!!

Reply

ginette4 August 27, 2011 at 8:55 am
Sukanya August 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

i’d call my family back in India every day

Reply

Sukanya August 27, 2011 at 9:16 am

can we call dead historical figures – in that case it would have to be syd barret of pink floyd

Reply

Annette D August 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

I would call my husband when he travels out of the country for business, he will be leaving next for China!

Reply

Annette D August 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

It would be hard to pick just one historical figure but I would have to talk to John Kennedy if given the chance. I would love to ask about his time in the White House.

Reply

AmyB August 27, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’d call my cousins/aunts/uncles in Amsterdam and thank them for a great visit this summer!

Reply

AmyB August 27, 2011 at 9:52 am

I’d go back in history and talk to Mr Rogers! I love that man.

Reply

Lilly August 27, 2011 at 9:58 am

I would call my aunt in Japan and talk to her about her two little boys.
Thanks for the chance.

Reply

Lilly August 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

I would call Elvis Presley and ask him to sing for me 🙂

Reply

Ana Rodriguez August 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

I would like to call my friends in London and i´ll say them that i´m a lucky woman for win an Ipad2 and i´ll send them a pic too showing my wonderful Ipad2.

Reply

Ana Rodriguez August 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

The historical I would call is Bob Marley and ask him if i could work in his house in Jamaica with his family i love that place.

Reply

sir_snoop August 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

I would call family and friends in Europe and really mess with them, one owns a chocolate shoppe and I would order 30 lbs and ask if they deliver abroad..lol

Reply

sir_snoop August 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

I would call John F Kennedy and let him know that we still don’t have answers to his death!

Reply

Caitlin August 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

I would call my coworkers in China and tell them I miss them, because I only get to see them face to face once a year.

Reply

Caitlin August 27, 2011 at 10:41 am

For a historical figure…I would call Einstein and ask him to explain this crazy math stuff, because I am just horrific at it 🙂

Reply

Joe P August 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

I would call my family and say hi 🙂
kiwiontheverge@gmail.com

Reply

Joe P August 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

I would also call Winston Churchill!!
kiwiontheverge@gmail.com

Reply

sir_snoop August 27, 2011 at 10:44 am
Claire August 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

I would call a friend of mine in England. We’d probably talk about our kids, and then just catch up on all of the stuff we used to talk about when we were fun single ladies.

Reply

Claire August 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

As for who I’d call from history….Walt Disney. Just to say thanks. And also to ask if he knew about some of the hidden sexual things in the movies or if that was someone else’s idea.

Reply

melanie
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

i would call my husband who will be in moscow for a conference in september. i’m thinking we won’t be able to talk to each other much the week he is gone…

Reply

melanie
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm

as for historical figures, i think i would just call some random person in italy during the renaissance and ask them what life is like and how they feel about all the naked sculptures popping up every where lately…

Reply

Kat August 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

As an artist with the attention span of a gnat, I have always been mesmerized by the works of Vincent Van Gogh. The intricate brush work, the bold, swirling colors, that poor bloody ear stump. Even as a child, I always felt bad that he would never come to know of his posthumous fame. You can’t go into a Gordman’s or Michael’s today without seeing ‘Starry Night’. I’m sure if they took a poll, it would be voted as America’s favorite painting (well, maybe after the dogs playing poker).

If I could call a historical figure, I would call up ol’ Vincent and congratulate him on being so prolifically awesome. I mean sure, he might go a little more bonkers if he received a call from the FUTURE, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take for an iPad2. He still has one good ear to use a phone, right? I think I could make this guy really happy, and if I can assume this hypothetical game involves being able to transfer money to him through time, then that would make me the Mother Teresa of happy phone calls!

Reply

Shannon August 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I would buy one of those $4 million dollar space vacations and call people at work FROM SPACE and be like “your head is so tiny from up here, bwahaha!”.

Reply

Shannon August 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

If I could call an historical figure I would call good ol’ Nikola Tesla so we could swap notes about how sweet electricity is. I would also give him some good info so that thug Alex Bell didn’t get so much credit where, you know, electricity is concerned. I might give him the head’s up on his Wardenclyffe Tower project so maybe he would get it completed and then BLAMMO!

Reply

AmazingGreis
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I would call my friend who is in the military who is stationed in Germany for the time being.

Reply

AmazingGreis
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Historical figure? I’d call George Washington.

Reply

Kat August 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

http://twitter.com/#!/sugarcomakat/status/107500764473212928

Thank you. I just learned how to share my tweets! Muahaha *twiddling of thumbs*

Reply

AmazingGreis
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm
Clare Roberts August 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I’d call my Great Aunt Mabel in England, who’s 90, and wish her a speedy recovery from her operation this week.

Reply

Clare Roberts August 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I’d call Queen Elizabeth I and ask her how she kept her teeth clean before they invented toothbrushes.

Reply

Keely August 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I would call the family in Australia whose orange farm I once picked oranges at, and tell them that 7 years later, I still can’t stand the smell of oranges. In fact, even the word orange makes me itchy.

Just typing that made me break out in hives.

I’d ask them if they were happy with themselves, crippling me this way.

Reply

Keely August 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

If I had to call a historical figure, it would probably be Lizzy Borden. We could talk about proper garden tool use and care.

Reply

Keely August 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Fine, I twootled as well. http://twitter.com/#!/superkeely/statuses/107539973456150528

I had no idea the depth of my desire for a freakin’ iPad…

Reply

Tomekha August 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I’d call my Great Uncle in New York (I live in Jamaica) to thank him for being good to me – helping me with school financing sometimes, and to catch up on his life generally. 🙂

Reply

Kevin August 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I’d call some missionary friends I have in Chile. I IM them but would rather hear their voices.

Reply

Tomekha August 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

If I could call a historical figure, I’d call Rosa Parks and thank her and commend her for her strength. 🙂 *crosses fingers – hope I win :)*

Reply

Jay Speak
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I would call my friends who are working in Australia to find out what they have been up to since they left school.

Reply

Jay Speak
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

If I could call a historical figure it would be Alexander Graham Bell to tell him about how his invention would evolve into something that the world relied on to send voice and data around the world.

Reply

Jay Speak
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm
amy rouse August 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I’d let my daughter call Japan. Her husband is stationed there and won’t be back until 2013!!!! =( I’m NOT sure I want to know what they’d say…… *-* even if you are a voyeur, some things a mama doesn’t wanna know. =)

dropastitch at yahoo dot com

Reply

amy rouse August 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm

historical figure I’d call? I’d call Elvis. Does that count??

dropastitch at yahoo dot com

Reply

Shaun August 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I’d call family in Europe as I haven’t spoken to them in a while!

Reply

b a seagull
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I would call my daughter’s boyfriends mum across the pond and tell her we are taking care of her boy during the hurricane.

Reply

b a seagull
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Historically, Mother Mary. I have one million questions for her.

Reply

Shaun August 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I’d also call Albert Einstein! I think it’d be fun just to speak with him

Reply

Shaun August 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm
amy rouse August 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Calla August 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I phone my friend Morag in Amsterdam to let her know it is definitely time to meet for a cup of coffee and maybe . . . a brownie?

Reply

Calla August 27, 2011 at 5:22 pm

As for a historical figure, I’d contact Davinci to see if he needed an apprentice.

Reply

Thea August 27, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I would call Gerald Durrell, who isn’t quite a historical figure, but he was a super awesome naturalist who did a ton of conservation work, and wrote hilarious books about growing up in Greece with his family that are almost as funny as yours, Marinka.

Reply

Calla August 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Michelle L August 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I would call my dear friend in Bavaria, and say hey, guess what? I’m calling you for FREE using Vonage’s Time to Call app on my FREE ipad 2 that I won!!

Reply

Rick August 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I would call my relatives in Japan and ask them how they are dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

Reply

Michelle L August 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Hmmm, let’s see…..the historical figure I would call if I could would probably be Allan Gant Sr. (inventor of pantyhose) and ask him what the he!! he was thinking! 😀

Reply

Rick August 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm

If I could make a call back in time, it would have to be to George Washington. I’d like to know the back story on the whole cherry tree incident.

Reply

Rick August 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm
Aracely August 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I’d call my family in Mexico to let them know I’m sending them my coaster… ahem, I mean iPad 1, because I just won an iPad 2!!!

Reply

Reiven August 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I would call anyone in Scottland with my last name and tell them we are relatives and that I want to come visit this summer!

Reply

Reiven August 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I would call Marie Antoinette and tell her not to comment on bread or cake!

Reply

Char August 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I’d call my friend in Egypt if I had Vonage!

Reply

Char August 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I’d call Jesus if it where possible!

Reply

Char August 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm
Heather Bishop August 27, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I would definitely call Kim Jong Il in North Korea and ask him if I could star in one of his up-coming movies. I’ve heard he’s a total movie fanatic…did you know he’s kidnapped actors from other countries and forced them to star in and assist him in making movies! CRAZY!

Reply

Ms. Latina
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I would call my family in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. As for what I would say, “I won an iPad!” of course!

Twitter: @MsLatina

Reply

Ms. Latina
Twitter:
August 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I would call Jesus for sure!

Twitter: @MsLatina

Reply

Schmidty August 27, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I would call an old friend in New Zealand and ask how the sheep herding’s going. 🙂

Reply

Schmidty August 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I would call Kathryn Hepburn if I could, and talk with her about her life.

Reply

Schmidty August 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm
Lisa August 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I would call my aunt in Brazil using Vonage’s Time to Call app and say hey titi! How are you? And we’ll probably talk for hours. Would save us a ton of money!

Lisa {at} newyorkchica {dot} com

Reply

Lisa August 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I would definitely call Elvis and Marilyn Monroe and I would ask them many questions about their lives.

Reply

Lisa August 28, 2011 at 12:00 am
Carabee August 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

I would call my secret internet boyfriend in France and tell him about all the sexy sexy talk he can expect now that Vonage has such a great deal.

Shit. Cat’s out of the bag now.

Reply

Denise August 28, 2011 at 12:32 am

I would call my dear friend that lives in London b/c I rarely get to speak with her, I’m too cheap. We’d chat about the kids, how I want her to desperately move to Colorado, and convince her to at least come for a holiday (that’s cool Euro speak for vacation).

Reply

Denise August 28, 2011 at 12:34 am

I would call Thomas Jefferson and ask him what he thinks of all these Tea Partiers using his name in vein.

Reply

Amy Austin August 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

I went to the prom with a boy from Brazil. It would be kind of fun to call him!!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Reply

Amy Austin August 28, 2011 at 1:09 am

I would call Jesus, and I would say, “Whassup.” I don’t know why. It just seems like the right thing to do.

Thanks for the chance!

Reply

Amy Austin August 28, 2011 at 1:11 am
Sarah L August 28, 2011 at 1:54 am

I’ll call my friend in Peru and ask how her grandkids are and how she’s doing (in that order).
Thanks for the contest.

Reply

Sarah L August 28, 2011 at 1:56 am
Sarah L August 28, 2011 at 1:58 am

I’d call Abigail Smith Adams and get her views on the status of women.

Reply

Keenly Kristin
Twitter:
August 28, 2011 at 1:59 am

I would call my cousin in South America and ask him about his experience with the Peace Corps…what he’s doing, what he’s seen, who he’s met, etc. I am fascinated with what he’s doing but have not spoken to him since he left!

Reply

Keenly Kristin
Twitter:
August 28, 2011 at 2:00 am

I would call JFK. Tell me that’s not a conversation you’d enjoy having! We could talk about anything…or nothing at all, and it would still be interesting. I would like to ask him about his personal life, though…like hanging out with Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. Give me the dirt!!

Reply

Keenly Kristin
Twitter:
August 28, 2011 at 2:03 am
Marko August 28, 2011 at 3:58 am

hallo,

twitter entry http://twitter.com/#!/MarkoStweets/status/107721870647889920

2nd I would call a friend in the Emirates and talk about his last vacation over here in Germany and the party we had together.

3rd I would call J.F.K.’s USSS and tell’em you know what and hope it would change somethings in todays world…

tyvm

Reply

Elizabeth August 28, 2011 at 8:16 am

A grade school friend with whom I recently connected via Facebook. She lives in Switzerland and it would be amazing to do more than exchange two line emails.

Reply

Karen at French Skinny August 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

I would call Shaboom in Paris, France! I would ask her what delicious food she’s eating, if her French lover made it for her of if she was in a Paris cafe somewhere, and I would ask her to go to the Eiffel Tower and toast my Birthday.

Reply

Karen at French Skinny August 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

Historical Figure? I have always had a crush on Paul Revere. I would ask him to make me something out of silver and hide it somewhere. Then I would go find it.

Reply

hallie p August 28, 2011 at 11:20 am

I would call my step mom in Uruguay so we could chat and most importantly so my daughter could talk to her. She would sing her Spanish lullabies!

Reply

hallie p August 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

As for an historical figure I think I’d go with Hitler.. maybe try to talk some sense into him.

Reply

Andrea in Vermont August 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

I’ve only met him once so I’m not sure he’ll take my call, but I’m calling Archbishop Desmond Tutu to talk about compassion, resiliance, strength, and forgiveness. My younger son is named for him, in part because I believe in the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Councils, but I am just not that forgiving. I’d like to understand more about believing in the goodness of the world.

Reply

Andrea in Vermont August 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

Historical figure? Harriet Tubman, please ~ courageous, fiercely determined, defiant, death-defying. Soul-deep passion for seizing freedom for herself and others. Oh, the stories she would tell!

Reply

kirida
Twitter:
August 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

I would call my family on Saipan because they use up ALL MY MINUTES. But every call is totally worth it.

Reply

Rachel August 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Hi! Thank you for hosting this contest.
If I could all anyone with the Vonage App, I’d call a soldier overseas to brighten his day :).

Reply

Betsy Dudenhoeffer August 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

If I could call anyone abroad, I would call my uncle who lives in Africa. I haven’t seen or talked with my uncle in over 10 years!! (we do this thing call “writing”…it’s very yesterday…) 🙂

Reply

Betsy Dudenhoeffer August 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

A historical figure that I would call is Beethoven…I would LOVE to know him and experience his music in person….there is a movie called “Immortal Beloved” and it’s about Beethoven……LOVE this movie…it never gets boring to me!!!

Reply

Leah Graves August 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I’d call my mother-in-law. She has been in MO for the past 3 months taking care of her maother who has lung cancer. I want her to know that I think she’s being a trooper and I applaud her for being such a great caregiver. I also want her to know that we all miss her (especially her grandkids) and can’t wait until she can find an in home nurse soon so she can come back home.

Reply

Leah Graves August 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Wow! A historical figure?! That would be great! I’d want to call Jackie O. I’d love to chat it up with her and find out all her innermost secrets.

Reply

Leah Graves August 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm
Alexandra
Twitter:
August 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Do I answer the funny or the sad?

Do I say “Well, Marinka, of course, from her childhood.”

or do I say,

“My father, who died when I was just about to enter the first grade”

I know, I know…

Here’s to modern day miracles, it could happen: I could win.

Reply

pam August 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I would call a broad and say ‘hey good lookin whatcha got cookin.’ Then I’d actually say ‘wink wink.’

Reply

Nikhil Dsouza
Twitter:
August 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm

If I could call anyone abroad, it would be Yanni. So I could ask him to play with me 🙂

Reply

Nikhil Dsouza
Twitter:
August 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm

If I had to call a historical figure it would be Hitler … so I could ask him … “wtf were you thinking! why…why why”…. and then proceed to hurl and inordinate amount of obscenities at him for a lengthened period of time.

Reply

Denise August 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I would call Jackie Kennedy and we would talk about art and culture.

Reply

Santiago Quiroga August 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I’d call the guys from the space station, just to see how they’re doing 😀

Reply

Santiago Quiroga August 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I’d call Lincoln, and aware him about going to the theatre ^^

Reply

Santiago Quiroga August 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm
Maureen August 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I’d call my friend Nestor in Argentina, just to talk and laugh and joke like we used to when we lived near each other.

Reply

DeAnna Crawford August 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

If I could call abroad I would call Beyonce and ask her if we could go shoe shopping.

Reply

DeAnna Crawford August 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm

If I could call a historical figure, I would call Jesus and ask him if we could do lunch..Of course I wouldnt mine paying.

Reply

DeAnna Crawford August 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm
Ellie W August 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I would call my brother-in-law stationed in Singapore.
Thanks for the giveaway!
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Reply

Ellie W August 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm

If I could I’d call General Robert E. Lee and pick his brain about Civil War battles.

eswright18 at gmail dot com

Reply

Ellie W August 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm
traci August 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I’d call my inlaws in Greece. I’d say Thélo na koimátai argá kai thélo̱ éna frappe.

That translates into “I want to sleep late, and I want a frappe.”

Reply

Miss Britt
Twitter:
August 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I would move abroad and call myself.

OK, fine, I’ll call you, too. And my mom.

Reply

warren August 28, 2011 at 10:50 pm

hong kong to say high to my cuzzo

Reply

warren August 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm
Tonya Rader August 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I would call my best friend in Japan so we could catch up.

Reply

Tonya Rader August 28, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I’d love to call MLK Jr if that were possible.

Reply

Tonya Rader August 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm
Wombat Central
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 12:08 am

I would call everyone I know and tell them, “Dude! I’m calling you from the flippin’ iPad2 I just won from Vonage and Motherhood in NYC!”

Reply

R Sams August 29, 2011 at 12:30 am

I would call my friend Alex in China.

Reply

R Sams August 29, 2011 at 12:31 am
R Sams August 29, 2011 at 12:34 am

I would call the George Washington and give him some fashion tips.

Reply

sdnightnurse
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:01 am

If I were to call someone abroad, it would be my new friend Renee in Australia. We met on a Contiki trip in Europe, last September. Apparently 2 weeks together traveling really can make for lifelong friends. I would tell her I’m sorry that I haven’t mailed the graham crackers she requested to make smores (they’ve been sitting on my staircase for a month, I have no excuse for not mailing them other than laziness). Not only does Australia not have graham crackers, they don’t know what smores are. It was my duty as an American citizen to teach as many people as possible the joy and art of making smores.

Reply

Glamamom
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:03 am

I would call my friend Samar in London, who is suffering from breast cancer.

Reply

sdnightnurse
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:04 am
Glamamom
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:05 am

I would call my father’s grandfather and get to the bottom of where the hell that side of the family is from.

Reply

Pablo August 29, 2011 at 1:06 am

I would call and thank Thomas Edison, without his invents and discovers, nothing would be like as we know it!

Reply

Glamamom
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:16 am
sdnightnurse
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:18 am

If I could talk to someone in the past, I would probably ring up Jim Henson and tell him to go to the hospital much sooner than he did.

Reply

sdnightnurse
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:19 am

http://twitter.com/#!/maetaylor/status/108041959259648000

It took me 15 minutes to figure out how to do, but here is a direct link to my tweet.

Reply

Elizabeth P.
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:22 am

Would call my family on mother’s side in Korea. Haven’t seen them in over 10 years!

Reply

Elizabeth P.
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 1:24 am

Historical figure…George Washington. Why not? 🙂

Reply

Li August 29, 2011 at 2:52 am

I’d call my aunt in Taiwan and tell her that I finally found a cheaper way to call her, with Vongage Time to Call App

Reply

Laura
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 3:03 am

I’d call our old nanny in New Zealand and beg her to come back 😉

Reply

Li August 29, 2011 at 3:31 am

I’d call William Howard Taft and tell him to lose a few pounds, or else one day he’ll end up getting stuck in a bathtub

Reply

Li August 29, 2011 at 3:34 am
Alan Tong August 29, 2011 at 4:33 am

I would call my cousin in Canton, China and tell him to stop playing PC games and study hard in school. Thanks!

Reply

Alan Tong August 29, 2011 at 4:34 am

I would call Albert Einstein!!

Reply

Alan Tong August 29, 2011 at 4:37 am
Varda (SquashedMom)
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 4:38 am

OK, I would so call my best friend who is Australian and usually lives 4 blocks from me, but is currently on her every other year month-long visit home. We needs to talk about, well, EVERYTHING.

Our kids are good friends, too, and Ethan would want to talk to her 9 y.o. about all things Japanimation while Jake is besties w/ her 4 y.o. and talks about his stuffed animals as if they were real people, so he’d want to fill her in on what they’ve been doing this month (going to camp!)

Reply

Varda (SquashedMom)
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 4:45 am

Historical figures you say? Dead ones, you say? Hmmmm, so many to choose from… but I need to find one who did NOT die a gruesome death — because that would probably make them all cranky and disagreeable and not a scintillating conversationalist, no?

OK, how’s this… Albert Einstein. I figure with my finely tuned ASD-dar I could figure out if he REALLY had Aspergers or was just too brilliant to bother making small talk and being polite to people.

Also I could find out if he’s pissed off & insulted that Albert Brooks changed his name from being his namesake.

Reply

Varda (SquashedMom)
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 5:21 am

OK, I tweeted, too. At 5 AM. You’re welcome. Here’s the link http://twitter.com/#!/squashedmom/status/108106031866970112

Reply

Elkaye
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 6:02 am

I’d call my nephew because he serves in Germany and I don’t see him often enough.

Reply

Elkaye
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 6:04 am

I’d want to call Leonardo da Vinci and let him know how much of an inspiration he is to me.

Reply

Elkaye
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 6:04 am
Alvin August 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

i will call my family in Australia

I will call Thomas Edison and ask all about his inventions

http://twitter.com/#!/donboscoforum/statuses/108133291969888256

Reply

YaraRD
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 9:04 am

I’d call my boyfriend in chile and tell him how much I love >.<
I miss him more every day u.u

Reply

luz August 29, 2011 at 9:55 am

I would call Leonardo DaVinci. because.. well who wouldn’t?

Reply

Michalis Gelastos August 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

I would call my friends and I would tell to them that I have won

Reply

S August 29, 2011 at 10:37 am

I’d call my sister-in-law in Greece. You see, there’s a family feud going down about a fence. A very important fence that needs to be built around an 8×8 room so that we can claim rights to said “house”. “House”? Yeah, it’s 4 walls and a roof, no plumbing and no kitchen but we MUST BUILD THE HOUSE and claim our stake in this village that we never visit. So we can have goats and make feta and clean everything with windex because they are greeks. And everything is better with windex and feta. So this is who I’d call … the fence people and my sister-in-law. And I’d say, “SEND ME FETA!” (so much better if screamed in old country greek accent).

Reply

wendy August 29, 2011 at 10:46 am

i don’t have anyone out of country, but i would be more than willing to make the sacrafice and travel somewhere so i could use this app to call home!!! would that work?

Reply

Tracey Byram August 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

I would call my friend´s son in Afganistan to tell him that I love and miss him.

Reply

BrassyDel
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

I would call the Top Gear guys in the UK and prank them. Because I have nothing better to do with an overseas call.

Reply

BrassyDel
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

Historical figure? Uh… Um…. hrm. How about Marie Curie?

Reply

Debra F August 29, 2011 at 11:48 am

I would call my cousin Irene who has been working in London the past 7 months. We would gossip for a long while about our crazy family and the men in our lives!!!

Reply

Debra F August 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

I would call Martin Luther King Jr to thank him for his crusade for human rights.

Reply

Debra F August 29, 2011 at 11:50 am
Donna August 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

My little seester just moved to Switzerland with my sweet, brilliant nephews who are 2 and 5 and who I miss desperately – I NEED to hear their little voices as often as possible!!

Reply

Luis Luque August 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I´d call a very good friend that went to live to Canada, and we lost touch since then.

Reply

Luis Luque August 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I´Call … hmmm… Scarlett Johansson and i´d say …. How You´doin =D hehe

Reply

Luis Luque August 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Debbeeanne August 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I would call my “adopted” granddaughter in Nicaragua, who is named Allison after my own daughter.

Reply

Rubia August 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I would call… Alexander Graham Bell. And I would thank him for indirectly in a very roundabout way helping me to win an iPad!!!

Reply

ruy vivanco August 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm

i’d call Alf on planet Melmac!

Reply

ruy vivanco August 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm

i’d call Alf on planet Melmac! and ask him when i can go to visit

Reply

Blanca Jeannot August 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm

i’d call my sister and ask her to have a cup of teaq with me

Reply

ruy vivanco August 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm
ruy vivanco August 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm

i’d call Lincoln

Reply

Blanca Jeannot August 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

i’d call Che Guevara

Reply

Maria dejean August 29, 2011 at 3:29 pm

id call mi son and aask him how was his day

Reply

Maria dejean August 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm

id call mi son and aask him how was his day…

Reply

Maria dejean August 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm

id call Einstein to ask him if he could teach me something

Reply

Jose luis Vivanco August 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm

i’d call my boss and tell him to stop pissing me off…

Reply

Jose luis Vivanco August 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

My historical character would be Napoleon, i’d ask him why did he make such a bad move

Reply

Humberto August 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I would call my sister and talk about Beyonce pregnancy!!

Reply

Jessica T August 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I would call my husband’s grandmother in Panama and thank her for the gifts she always sends us!

Happysoul12 at att dot net

Reply

Humberto August 29, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I would call Leonardo Da’ Vinci, and ask him who was his inspiration to all his invention.

Reply

Jessica T August 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm

The historical figure I would call would probably be someone in Jesus’ time period and ask them what in the world was really going on.

Reply

Humberto August 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Jessica T August 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Aimee August 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

If I could call anyone overseas it would be my best friend in Finland who I haven’t seen in almost 3 years!

Reply

Chris Bradley August 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I’d call Thomas Jefferson ask him about his true vision for the United States.

Reply

Chris Bradley August 29, 2011 at 5:29 pm
Christine August 29, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I will call my little cousin and tell her I love her. She shouldn’t listen to her so-called friends! I tell her that she is the most beautiful and funniest girl I know and nobody cracks me up like her. Also, that I love her so much and promise to keep in touch more often.

Reply

Christine August 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Historical person… Ptolemy. I’d tell him don’t waste your time on proving the earth is the centre of the universe. Because it’s not.

Reply

Petzi August 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Petzi August 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm

My historic person is Einstein. Although I might understand anything what he’s saying at all.

Reply

Petzi August 29, 2011 at 6:14 pm

So, I’d call my sister who’s currently on vacation in Italy and ask her if she could bring me some Italian cheese and a bottle of Limoncello.

Reply

Christine August 29, 2011 at 6:20 pm
Jessica August 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Oh sheesh, I’m not so good on the ol’ twitter, I don’t know how to link to a specific tweet. But here’s a link to my twitter page, where the tweet will appear in all it’s twitteriffic glory!

http://twitter.com/#!/uberjessie

Reply

Jessica August 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I’d totally call Chrysippus, the philosopher who laughed himself to death while watching his intoxicated donkey try to eat figs. I’d ask him to describe it to me.

http://www.cracked.com/article_16133_the-5-historical-figures-who-died-weirdest-deaths.html

Reply

Jessica August 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I’d call my childhood best friend in Australia and tell her to come home, already!

Reply

marathonmom August 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I would call my college roommate in the UK and have all the girls’ weekend discussions that we should have had over the last 20 had she not been geo undesirable. I mean, for real, our other roomie is now a lesbian. How did we miss that? What could we have done for her? And lots others……

Reply

marathonmom August 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Historically speaking, I think I would call Rosa Parks.

Being in and from the south….and seeing what and how much is still need wrt equality (and not just racially) I would love to hear her thoughts and see how I could apply them to today.

Reply

jonathan August 29, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I would call Elizabeth Taylor and ask her why she was friends with that. Allegedly homophobic model that argued with you that time whose name I can’t think of at the moment.

Reply

Heather
Twitter:
August 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I’d call my friend in Australia to talk politics. Mostly, though, I really need to win an iPad for my husband so he’ll stop trying to steal mine.

Reply

Jason Mitchell August 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I’d call my sister in the UK and gloat that I’d won. 🙂

Reply

Jason Mitchell August 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm
Joanna Ciolek August 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm
Joanna Ciolek August 29, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Having this app, I would call my my mom in Poland. It’s been so long…

Reply

Kirstin August 29, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Hmmmm… perhaps I’d call the Jolie-Pitts (aren’t they abroad right now?) or perhaps the French president (he’s gonna have a new baby soon, I could give them some advice on that!) … but really, I think I’d call my best friend from high school who took off for parts unknown in college (i.e. New Zealand) and hasn’t looked back (or come back) since

Reply

Christine August 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I would call my brother who is about to move from Brooklyn to Switzerland.

Reply

Dee August 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I would call my friend Maria who recently moved to Spain! 🙂

Reply

Dee August 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm
Dee August 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I’d call Ben Franklin and ask him if he expected electricity to reach such heights!

Reply

Jeff August 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm

It would be uninteresting perhaps, but one call I could make is to friends in Panama and talk about their business, how Panama is growing, etc. That and ask about going down there for a visit.

Reply

Jeff August 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm

One historical figure I would call is Sir Isaac Newton, father (or co-father) of Calculus.

Reply

Jeff August 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm
Judy August 29, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I would be making a call to my son when he travels out of the country and checking up on him. Just kidding… 😉 He goes to conferences out of the country and he could fill me in on the investments and other things he hears about.

Reply

Judy August 29, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I think I would call my great grandfather before he came to America from England. But a more historical figure I would call is perhaps Julia Child when she was in her prime.

Reply

Judy August 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm
Kendra August 29, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I think it would be a lot of fun to poke around on the Internet and look for Bed and Breakfast and all sorts of other interesting places in countries around the world. Then, just start calling and talking with the owners, people that work there, etc. Granted, if they don’t speak any English, I would be dead in the water and the conversations wouldn’t go far. I could manage a bit of German and Spanish and can handle quite a bit of French.

Reply

Kendra August 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Historical figure I would call is Liberace or some other musician.

Reply

Kendra August 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm
julie August 30, 2011 at 12:46 am

I’d call my husband when he’s out of the country on business

Reply

Joel August 30, 2011 at 2:52 am

I would call my family in the Philippines and chat with my grandma because I haven’t seen her in years!

Reply

Joel August 30, 2011 at 2:54 am

Historical figure, eh? Talking to Jesus on the phone would be pretty cool. Love that guy.

Reply

Joel August 30, 2011 at 2:57 am

Check out my awesome tweet from @joeljayjulian:

https://twitter.com/#!/joeljayjulian/status/108432935430008832

Reply

Anna Marie Gempesaw August 30, 2011 at 3:05 am

i will call my family in the philippines

i will call Rosetta Wakeman who posed as a male to serve in Union Army during Civil War

http://twitter.com/#!/90lfer/statuses/108435023224520704

Reply

Shakti B. August 30, 2011 at 5:15 am

I would use it to call my aunt in Germany and then we would discuss when the best time to next visit would be and what sort of items do I need to buy them from Costco or wherever to bring as gifts when I come.

Reply

Shakti B. August 30, 2011 at 5:19 am
Shakti B. August 30, 2011 at 5:26 am

I imagine that if I could call one historical person, it would have to be someone who spoke English because although I have studied many languages, I can’t speak any of them with any degree of fluency. I would probably call up some English philosopher or Mathematician then throw my husband on and let them happily chat away about stuff.

Reply

Lisa Dion August 30, 2011 at 8:35 am

I would call my friend Lorna, who lives in London. I would tell her that I miss her so much and want all the info on how being newly married is going

Reply

Lisa Dion August 30, 2011 at 8:37 am

The historical figure I would love to call and speak to Mother Teresa as she was beginning her ministry. I think it would be so neat to be able to get her advice and thoughts on so many different things.

Reply

Lisa Dion August 30, 2011 at 8:38 am

tweeted the contest via twitter @wldflowur13 http://twitter.com/#!/wldflowur13/status/108518751808393216

Reply

Roberto Eduardo Erhard August 30, 2011 at 8:55 am

I call my brother in Innsbruk to tell I’m going to be a father 🙂

Reply

Roberto Eduardo Erhard August 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

If possible I would call Richard Feynman and Isaac Asimov … to talk about progress in science and what surprised them most…

Reply

K.lewis August 30, 2011 at 9:24 am

I would call my family living abroad and let my daughter tell her cousins all about our new iPad!

Reply

heather c August 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

I would call my ex-exchange student in Kyrgyzstan and question him about growing up so dang fast and why he didn’t know bologna wasn’t good for him.

Reply

heather c August 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

Historical figure: I don’t even know. I guess it should be someone like Pol Pot so I can convince him to jump in front of a fast moving horse before his ‘bright ideas’ came to play.

Reply

heather c August 30, 2011 at 9:37 am
Danny August 30, 2011 at 9:40 am

I’d call my buddy in Iraq.

Reply

Danny August 30, 2011 at 9:42 am

I would call Abraham Lincoln and I’d talk current US politics with him/ask what he thought of the state of our country. (And I’d ask my friend in Iraq the same thing).

Reply

Carinn August 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

I’d call my cousin when she’s spending her 4 months of the year in Costa Rica or her 4 months of the year in Germany. That way we could catch up and I could hear all about how her new baby and 3 year old are doing .

Reply

Daylon August 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

I’d call Albert Einstein really and see if there is some mathematical way to win this 🙂 There has to be right?

Reply

Carinn August 30, 2011 at 9:57 am

Historical Figure… um, Walt Disney. Who wouldn’t want to talk to the man who dreamed up the “happiest place on earth”?

Reply

Carinn August 30, 2011 at 9:58 am
Kenia August 30, 2011 at 10:41 am

I would call a good friend I have in Spain and I would ask how he and his family is doing? What is going on in his life =]

Reply

Kenia August 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

My historical person would be Elvis Presley and ask for him to sing me a song =]

Reply

fritter August 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

I’d call my friend Kareemah in Ireland and say BLIMEY! and DID YOU HAVE THE BABY YET!? (lol she just found out she’s pregnant but you know how people ask that an insane about of times) thanks!

Reply

Kenia August 30, 2011 at 10:58 am
fritter August 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

I’d call Elizabeth I and ask her if she really WAS a virgin. I mean, COME ON!!!

Reply

fritter August 30, 2011 at 11:00 am
Pamela C August 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Careful what you ask for!

I would call the Secretary General of the United Nations. Most interesting nobody has wanted to know what I would say, if I told you everything the Secret service would be knocking at your door. But it would definately include the following: In the 20 years since I filed my complaint in 1988 against the US Government, at the UN in Geneva, all the problems that the UN itself in committee meetings said this use of satellite technology would perpetuate have come to fruition. How can an organization that predicted the massive invasive use of personal information watch this happen and remain silent. As I listened to a satellite recording a girl being buried alive in central Florida, yes I’ve been sensitive to certain level of radio waves since I was a child, I heard your death. The death of an organization that has inspired unthinkable horror and violence, while the next first whore climbs into bed in the White House keeping silent, more children will die in horror while these eavesdropping satellites just watch!

That my warm up, needs some editing but it gets hotter after that.

Reply

Riki August 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I would call my friend Stephanie in Spain and tell her that I WON AN IPAD2!!!!

Reply

Riki August 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I would call President Clinton and urge him to kill the Taliban leaders when he had the chance. Or at least take them into some sort of custody, Guantanamo type thing.

Reply

Riki August 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm
Leslie@ The tale of going natural
Twitter:
August 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Let me think…. I would call a friend of mine that lives in rural France. She recently was in a car accident and is feeling low.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: