Do mobiles work without minutes for emergency calls? I think they do here in the US, but don't quote me on that.
Regardless you could carry both, and put like 5 pounds on the mobile and then have the skype deal. That sounds like an excellent deal to me for traveling abroad. Especially if you can find utilities online to locate free wifi locations.
US Soccer and Toronto FC Fanatic.
July 23 - Sept 13: Back in Europe! Off to Brest, France for a French language course. Schedule is open before August 7 and after August 28, suggestions?