Calling all citizens from all over the world….more tips for calling home while abroad

This article by The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler contains a wealth of tips to save money on international calls while traveling. TTD has covered some of these in the past, but this article discusses several new WiFi enabled solutions similar to Skype (my choice for the best, cost-effective solution for international calling) that work from your wifi-connected PC or wifi-enabled phone. The post also shares information on international multi-country sim cards (Go-Sim was covered in a previous post here)  and other tools for those who want to talk a lot but pay a little. Click here to read the article.

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2 Responses to Calling all citizens from all over the world….more tips for calling home while abroad

  1. efdixon says:

    FYI — Skype is being sold by eBay to private investors. See: http://tech.yahoo.com/news/nm/20090901/wr_nm/us_skype_ebay_2
    Skype is a valuable service for travelers who want to keep in touch but don’t want to pay ridiculous roaming rates. I’m a big fan.

  2. efdixon says:

    One more article — from NY TImes blog, about the hidden costs of using smartphones overseas. Turn off data & 3G while traveling – bills can get massive.

    http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/being-smart-with-your-smart-phone-abroad/?hp

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