Dominican Fathers Are… Sir Helicopters, According to a Survey Conducted by

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In July, Dominicans worldwide celebrate Father’s Day, which is an emotional moment for the entire family. Saying “Thank you, Dad!” at least once a year is very important and strengthens family bonds. That’s why on Father’s Day, ran a challenging contest meant to reveal how Dominican fathers are really like, according to their sons and daughters.

The quiz results, gathering about 200 answers showed that:

  • 31% of Dominican fathers are Sir helicopters
  • 28% of Dominican fathers are Fixo dads
  • 23% of them are Joking gurus
  • 18% of them are Buddy buddy dads

To find out more about Dominican fathers’ particularities, here is a more detailed description of each profile:

Sir Helicopter
Helicopter dads worry about… pretty much anything. Their children haven’t called? What happened, why haven’t they called? They call...why are they calling? Is the house on fire? Did they kill the neighbor's cat? If so, did the neighbor catch them? Although they are constantly hovering, they come in peace. If they still need to know all the details of their children’s life, although they just had your retirement party. The helicopter Superhero is always flying over the Cuckoo's Nest to protect it.

Joking Guru
Because of him, Colombian kids grew up knowing that the sun always comes after the rain. His kid’s ears were too big? He would say wings come in different shapes and the world needs more good listeners.

The kid would complain he or she is so slow that they need a 'brain camp'? Joking guru dad would say: You’re a genius, you’ve just invented a new concept “brain camp”. What makes dad a Joking-Guru is his eye for the fresh and minty part of life.

Fixo dad
The door won’t close? He'll fix it. The car won’t start? He'll fix it. The brain won’t work? The synapses just need some lubricant, just like the car. Broken heart? He'd fix that too if he could. He is a rebel soul in a nice shoe box with a screw and a hammer. Remember when the planet could only hold one person? He was behind it.

Buddy buddy dad
He was always his kid’s number one fan and life-time supporter, but most importantly, his first, best friend. When the room was a mess, there was no need to worry, if the kid could still find clean socks. The grades weren’t that high? He made it clear that there’s plenty of time to discover the true calling. When talking to him, his face is like Oprah Winfrey on the cover of the magazine… omniscient & empathic.

The aim of this quiz was to bring Dominican families and friends closer together, which is also the aim of all services offered by to Dominican expats: international calls, top ups and virtual numbers.

The rates for calling loved ones still living in the Dominican Republic are as low as 2.5 ¢/min for landlines and 7.9 ¢/min for mobiles.

Beside Voice Credit, also offers Mobile Recharge, a service through which customers can recharge mobile phones anywhere in the world. The process is fast and secure and the credit reaches its destination instantly. The mobile operators available for recharges to the Dominican republic are Claro, Orange, Viva, Tricom and Moun.

To feel closer to their loved ones, customers may also access the Virtual Number service, a monthly subscription created for the benefit of people back home. Thus, anyone calling the customers’ Virtual Number will pay the regular rate of a local call. is available both in English and Spanish, so customers can navigate using the language that is more familiar to them. Within the same purpose of finding easily the information needed, the website also offers 24/7 Customer Support, that may be contacted by email or phone.

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