Being out of the country right now, I have used google chat to keep in touch with my friends across the border. No AIM these days! Google chat has a convenient video chat as well (which I tried using with a friend once, but it got boring pretty quickly!)… and now you can call phones in Canada and the US for FREE from Google chat as well! I subscribe to Skype to make phone calls to the US, but now I think I may start using the Google to call phones! I have tried it the past week and the quality seems to be great (friends can’t tell I am calling from a computer!). If you have an iphone, I assume you could use your phone browser to call straight from your phone too!