If you need to make a single quick call home, just use your cell phone. Most of them work overseas nowadays, and while you may be overcharged, you avoid the hassle of phone cards. (E mail is obviously the cheapest option, but sometimes you need to hear someones voice.) If youre planning on dialing internationally multiple times or for long periods, try Skype, a phone service that works via the Internet. You can call other ?Skype users for free, and connecting to a landline or cell phone costs pennies per minute. Click here for answers to all your ?Skype questions, and here to download the ?Skype app to your iPhone.