Mar 16, 2011 14:24 - Kara Oberg | 1,189 views
While living and traveling around Spain for eight months, I was able to call family and friends at least twice a week for a measly $20.00. Are you traveling to Europe, Asia, South America, or any international destination, and not sure how you can stay in touch with those at home? Well, “take a deep breath.”
Do not bother with calling cards, international cell phones or changing your cell phone plan. The internet has got you covered. Skype and OneSuite make staying in touch while traveling easy and VERY affordable.
Skype was my go-to while in Spain. I came home to voice-mails on my computer, was able to call anyone with Skype for free and could call my home land line and friends’ cell phones for next to nothing. For a small fee you can even transfer your Skype calls to your cell phone to really look like a local talking on the phone while heading to the Metro.
Another great online calling website is OneSuite. OneSuite is similar to an online calling card. You make your calls through an 800 number and they have no monthly fees and allows you to get rid of your long distance carrier. If you put $50.00 on your account you’ll get over 1720 minutes, at just 2.9¢ per minute.
I personally think Skype has more benefits for not only staying in touch while traveling abroad, but even for keeping in touch with those living in sunny California, while I’m counting the days to summer on the East Coast. Send texts and IMs to friends while sitting at your computer and use the video conferencing to chat with all your friends at once.
How do you stay in touch while traveling? Are you a Skype or OneSuite fan?
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