Well Dad has had some training in texting. He's not that good yet ... told him to practice each evening! He has managed to suss out how to ring though so that's excellent news. All we need now is for there to be a phone signal and hope that he doesn't loose the phone!
If anyone wants to get in touch with him on his travels to meet up, etc - drop me an email at kendieplonks at gmail dot com and I can try and get you in contact with Dad.