Being over in Korea with wife and kid back in Idaho, using IChat is awesome. The billeting I'm stay at has free WIFI. We both have downloaded the free AOL messenger and are using that. Right now calls to the US from my billeting room are charged at .50 cents a minute...so those are not taking place. When I come over here in Nov for a year long stay, I will be able to get a phone with better rates, but as good as IChat works I may not be making calls to the states at all. Damn getting this MacBook Pro was good idea!