Use AT&T phone card from Sam's Club. Basic cost for domestic use is $.035/minute. Also that rate covers US possessions; San Juan, St Thomas, Hawaii, Alaska, etc. Last time in Europe was June, 2000. The card worked fine. Called from Spain and Portugal. Teh cost was basic rate X8 ($.28/minute). Service was excellent. Also used it from Tahiti and the other Society islands. Worked great bu I don't recall the rate. I should point out that in the past 2 years we've found that the local phone companies in many countries have altered their phones so that you can only use phone cards purchased from them.. I don't know how you can check it out.