Sharing your adventures with your family and friends back home is fun, but being in the moment and experiencing the new and exciting world around you should be your top priority. Before you go, it is wise to come up with a plan for how much communication and how'll you communicate, but parents please remember, no news really is good news.
Wi-Fi is the least expensive way to communicate when traveling internationally. Some hotels provide it for free, some for a fee, and some don't have it at all. Research your hotel ahead of time, so you'll know what to expect.
If you want to call home investigate an international plan with your phone company, many times you can get a short term plan. Be sure you know the rates before you go as it can get expensive. If you do not have a phone that allows international plans you can contact eKit.
eKit international cellular phones make staying in touch easy while abroad on your ACIS tour*, while saving up to 70% on international roaming rates. eKit offers a number of convenient plans which include features such as a toll-free number to give family and friends back home and a pay as you go option. You can always add money to your phone account 24 hours a day. Find out more about eKit's mobile phone plans** and their 100% money back guarantee.
* Please check eKit's website to see if your trip destination is covered by eKit and to check for updated Access Numbers.
** Please visit eKit's mobile phone page to determine if service is available where you are traveling.