When traveling internationally, calling home can be very expensive. Forget making cell phone calls, it will cost you a fortune in roaming charges. Back in the “old days” I use to buy an international calling card which usually worked pretty well. However there were a few occasions when our hotel or bed & breakfast didn’t have a phone in the room and I had to use a nearby pay phone, which was not very convenient plus some of the pay phones wouldn’t work with the calling cards.
Cost – 1.8 cents per minute
Range – 70 plus countries, mostly in Europe, North America and the Middle East
What you should know – Up to 3 people can video chat for free and only 1 of you need
to be an ooVoo user. Others can join the conversation through any web browser.
There is no cost to download the program.
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Cost – 2.2 cents per minute.
Range – Worldwide
What you should know – The software itself is free but Skype does charge for features
such as group calling and video calling.
Cost – 3.2 cents per minute.
Range – 156 countries.
What you should know – You don’t have to download any software, just type your
phone number and the number you are calling into your browser and wait for the
phones to ring. When both parties pickup you will be connected.