A few years ago I was in Italy and figured I'd make a couple of quick calls to say Happy Thanksgiving to my kids. I used a credit card in a pay phone near the dock. I reached the answering service for the land lines for both and left a message that went something like "just calling to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Everything is going well, I hope it is the same with you. See you soon." When the credit card bill arrived, one call was $35 and the other $40.