SkypeHave you tried Skype in the past but were frustrated by frozen video images and dropped connections?  (you did graduate from your phone modem, yes?)

The good news is that Skype 5.1 is a great upgrade.  It integrates with Facebook, it enables video conferencing and the user interface has been upgraded.

Try it again!  Get the Skype app for your phone as well.  If you don’t have cell connection but do have wifi access, you can make your phone call via Skype instead of your local carrier — a sign of things to come.  

This is a great way to call home when traveling abroad.