Want a great way to stay in touch while traveling abroad without worry over international rates or roaming charges?
Take the easy way out and download Skype to your iPhone: for a very low rate, call back home to the US from wherever you are as long as you can connect to a wifi network.
•If you don’t already have a Skype account, go online and sign up.
•Depending on how many calls you plan to make while abroad, buy either a pay as you go plan OR a subscription model
•Go to the iTunes store and download the FREE app onto your iPhone
•Sign into Skype on your iPhone
•You’re ready to go!
Before you leave on your trip, I would suggest creating or importing the phone numbers that you plan to use while abroad so that you don’t have to fiddle with that.
You will also be able to receive calls on your Skype iPhone app, so your friends don’t need to endure long distance expenses either. And remember that you need to connect to a Wifi network. Soon, the Skype app will be accessible on the 3G network, but not yet.