Cheap calls from abroad
Calling Home for Even Less
It's cheaper than ever now to take a little bit of home with you when you travel. Not literally, of course. But as The New York Times reports, the competition for those international calls is heating up and becoming a bit more confusing. So research your options carefully.
"In the five months since I wrote about cheap ways to phone home in "Staying in Touch Internationally, on the Cheap" (March 24), much has changed in the world of making affordable, even free, calls while traveling. And not all of it is good.
Here's a short version of the telephone setup I described in March: As soon as I land in a new country, I buy a local SIM card (usually $2 to $25) for my unlocked mobile phone, so that I can easily and cheaply call local numbers and so that local people can reach me..."