I am sure many of the forum members will have experiences with having to make phonecalls "back home". Even if internet makes communication a lot easier, sometimes you need to call someone without internet (like when I call my 88 years old mom), or you need to call a company / government agency. I found a way to make cheap calls overseas, no matter whether you need to call a fixed or mobile phonenumber, and avoid blowing through my phone "load" in a single call. It is basically a system that works over VOIP (voice over ip) on your end of the call (meaning you need a halfway decent wifi connection to your phone to make the call), and then gets put on the regular mobile/fixed phone system in the country you are calling to automatically. I found it works amazingly well, without significant lag, and I pay on average under 2 eurocent per minute. Your mileage may vary, but it may be worth giving it a try. If interested, google "dialnow.com" and check their calling rates to different countries. The way it works is you open an account at the website, make a small deposit like 5 or 10 euro/dollar/pound/whatever , then download a (free) app for your phone from google playstore / apple and you're ready to go.