Calling home to the US IS expensive!!! If your daughter's friends parents are on line or have access to a home computer, have her go by Coconuts Cyber Cafe and email a message home. It's only $5 BZ ($2.50 US) to log on for 15 minutes. More than enough time to "phone home". Have her set up her own Yahoo address (free) before you leave and she can check in daily, and get messages back from her family. I kept in contact with my kids every two days, and it was neat to go into Yahoo and get little messages from them. Put my mind at ease and it was FUN!!! They enjoyed it too!