we use skype in the bahamas
. we only call landlines/cellphones in the usa. costs about nine cents a minute, which you prepay into your skype account.
bandwidth is all over the place; we found it pretty good in the abacos, pretty bad in the exumas
. haven't tried skype video; i'm afraid too many of our friends/relatives would want to come 'visit' us on the boat if they saw what they were missing.
we also buy a batelco phone
card. there are batelco phones in some pretty isolated places where internet
access is unknown...