Did you know that you can use Skype from your smartphone? It’s true! Skype is a really great way to make cheap international calls from your phone wherever you have a wifi connection. Since most hotels and cafes have free wifi these days, calls back to the U.S. will only cost you around 2.3 cents per minute.
In addition to making international calls, you can also use Skype to video chat, send instant messages and text messages, and share files.
And despite the fact that I’ve been using Skype for several years now, whenever I call my mom while I’m abroad she still flips out and asks, “How much is this costing me?!?!”