Last night, I talked with my best friend who lives in my hometown for 5 hours on Skype. If I talked for 5 hours on cellphone (softbank) , it would cost about 12,600yen... But I talked for free! I think Skype is a great service. When I call my host family in Monterey California, I often use Skype and web-cam because it's free and easy to understand what my host family says. It's still difficult for me to talk in English on the phone but it's easy to understand to speak with gesture. That's why I often use web-cam to talk with English speaker on Skype. If you use Skype, why don't use web-cam?