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    I am really stuck on this, my mum isn't great with skype and as her health isn't great I'd like a way for her to be able to just ring me whenever she wants.

    Is it better for me to get an international SIM once I am there or stay on my Vodafone UK SIM in Canada, and is there a calling card or an online account I can set up that she can dial into?

    I am a bit confused as have never had to do this before.

    Thanks so much for your help.
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    Not too sure about Internation SIM's, you'd be better ringing up Orange or whoever your network provider is and speaking about it with them.

    As for Skype, is there anyone over there who could help her set it up? You said about her health, does she have a carer or anyone looking after her? Maybe they could help.

    Hope this helps.
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    Have you tried viber?

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    Thanks for both your suggestions. I will certainly set her up on Skype before I go and try Viber.

    Also, if there is a way that I can call home easily then it doesn't really matter as she could just prank/text me to call her?
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    (Original post by caseyhayes)
    Thanks for both your suggestions. I will certainly set her up on Skype before I go and try Viber.

    Also, if there is a way that I can call home easily then it doesn't really matter as she could just prank/text me to call her?
    The other two are right, the easiest way would be to teach your mum how to use Skype. If you're her only contact on it, then it'll be really quite easy to use. Point it out step by step, it should be alright. If not, then she can miss-call you (you're right) and you can call her back on Skype using Skype credit to call her home/mobile if it's not urgent.
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    (Original post by caseyhayes)
    Thanks for both your suggestions. I will certainly set her up on Skype before I go and try Viber.

    Also, if there is a way that I can call home easily then it doesn't really matter as she could just prank/text me to call her?
    Not sure what you mean but you can add phone numbers to Skype provided they have have some kind of 'smart' functionality. So if your mum has an iPhone or something like that, if you get the Skype app, I believe you can call the mobile directly without (I think) incurring any costs.
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    Thanks again.

    What do people think to something like this?

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    (Original post by caseyhayes)
    Thanks again.

    What do people think to something like this?

    http://www.rebtel.com/en/landing/Wel...FRLLtAod13wA3A
    Never heard of them myself but maybe others have. The problem with companies not as well known is that you may incur hidden charges or they may begin to harass you or your mum with adverts or other products. Then again, the company could be completely trustworthy in which case this is a fine alternative.
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