What's the cheapest way to send messages internationally?

What's the cheapest way to send messages internationally by phone?
I'll be in Australia for a few weeks and I'm wondering what the best option is to send messages back to the UK, since text messages will cost money (I presume?).
Maybe Skype? Thanks!

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mrew42  Jul. 1, 2014 at 15:23

If both parties can get wifi, (or some other including data plan) Whatsapp!
It's free.

spruceyb  Jul. 1, 2014 at 16:44

Google Hangouts, it's an app on Android & iOS, also available through Google+ and Gmail on desktops. Skype isn't too bad either, especially if one of you has Windows Phone.

Whatsapp is $0.99/year subscription after first year.

Although if you're planning on using a phone over there consider Three Pay As You Go, Australia is part of their feel at home. £15 will get you 300 Mins 3000 Texts and Unlimited Data to use over there


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