With the holidays coming up, and cell phone minutes running down (two beloved stepsons in far flung places), I’ve found Skype. It’s a program that lets you make free calls over the internet to anyone else who also has Skype. All calls from Skype to landlines and mobiles within the US and Canada are also free till the end of the year. It’s free and easy to download and use, and works with most computers. But you do need broadband to make it worth using.