The Skype iPhone App is the best thing that could ever happen to a gypsy blogger traveler. (Also available on some Nokias and Windows Mobile)
Or if you refuse to get a land line in your house even though you don’t get cell service – gotta love AT&T.
(I qualify for both.)
It has been such a lifesaver while in Mexico because friends and family can text me for free and I can either call, SMS, or skype them back via Skype for pennies. If they call your cell , there is a minimal charge so you might as well pick up the phone and tell them you’re going to call them back from a number that looks like it’s a transmission from the moon.
The only catch is that you need access to decent wifi, which isn’t always readily available, but gypsies enjoying a the landscapes of the world can’t be choosers.
It’s funny, most of my tech savvy friends don’t use skype, but you know who does…mid-western families. Want to know why they are in the know? One word: Oprah.
The App is free so I suggest you just download it and buy the minimum $10 credit. I guarantee it will come in handy.
And btw, if you don’t have Skype on your computer, you’re a way behind. That’s ok, just jump on the freight train now so you can sit with the connected kids (and mommies).