International travel this summer? Call home with Skype

Skype summer vacationTravelling the world is a great way to spend a summer vacation. But how do you call home without costing yourself enormous sums of money on roaming fees and calling cards? Fortunately, with Skype, it’s easy.

Make a free voice or video call

If the person you’d like to call has a Skype account, once you find a wifi hotspot, you can call them for free. You can make the Skype call right from your mobile phone. Here’s how to make a free video call on an iPhone, a Windows Phone, an Android phone, or a Blackberry 10.

Buy a little Skype credit

Maybe you’d just like to leave a quick message on a mobile phone or a landline to let your mom or sister know you’re ok. Skype credit lets you make cheap international calls to mobiles and landlines around the world.  Before you leave home, buy yourself a little bit of Skype credit to make sure you’re ready to go. Then, once you reach your destination, we’ve got a handy guide to help you dial just about any country you’d like to reach. Find a wifi hotspot, follow the dialing instructions, and you’re in business!

Try a Skype Number

If you’re going to be abroad for a while, or will be receiving a lot of calls from back home, you might consider a Skype Number. This allows you to call your friends and family can call a local number at local rates that will connect to your Skype account, no matter where you are in the world. This can help save quite a lot of money!

Skype is a great tool to keep you in touch with your friends and family at good rates when you’re travelling internationally. If you haven’t used Skype while travelling yet, why not give it a try?