I was browsing through Amazon and found a few interesting phones. I first heard about them last year but they are starting to come on to the market now. Its like a mobile but it works using wifi connecting to Skype. In the US it would allow free calls to any phones within the country or free calls to anyone who is logged on to Skype, as long as you are within range of a wifi network. The local councils here are trialling free wifi across some cities here in the streets so it could turn into something very useful.
I’m thinking of giving it a go, could be very handy for keeping in touch, especially combined with a Skype-in number to let people call a local UK number. Here’s the Belkin model, and the Netgear model. Netgear also do one on the UK Amazon, but at a higher price.