An alternative...If you have a gmail account you call call the US for free. Most likely you will have had to sign up for the account in the United States. The call quality is okay, there are a few times when it breaks up and there is a slight delay, but it works good enough, especially considering it is free. In Gmail under "Chat and SMS" there is a "Call phone" button, then type in the number or search for a contact and press "Call". I have used it 3 times now (calling family and US businesses). I also had a google voice account created in the US that I use for text messages/voicemails to/from the US. I can send/receive text messages from my phone when connected to a wireless network and my friend/family in the states don't have to worry about a new/foreign number. If you don't have accounts, you can try using a proxy to make gmail/google voice think you're in the US.Skype is good too, but a lot of my family members don't have an internet connection at home so this has been a good option for us.