WE HAVE FRIENDS who will travel to Ireland for St Patrick's Day to visit our home in Cashel and enjoy the fireworks there during the Skyfest. When they asked us for travel tips, we told them to bring an unlocked mobile phone with them and we would let them use our MAXroam SIM. They didn't know what we were talking about so we explained that the SIM would let them keep a US phone number on their phone along with an Irish phone number too. That still didn't make sense to them until we told them that they could divert all their calls from home to the US number on the mobile phone and then answer the phone if they wanted when it forwarded their home numbers. Since they have a competitively priced call forwarding service already, it costs nothing additional to divert their calls to the MAXroam number and onto their mobile phone in Ireland. Then I told them that since the MAXroam SIM made the mobile phone think it was an Irish land line, all calls made from it to restaurants, airlines, or taxis would be much less expensive than dialing from a pub or a hotel. Assuming their phone usage will be the same this year as it was in March 2005 when they visited, the little MAXroam SIM will save them the costs of a restaurant meal when visiting for St Patrick's Day in Ireland.