You might think it’s hard to find time to keep in touch with friends and family when you’re traveling the world. But with the right technology, you can stay connected virtually. Most internet hotspots you’ll find in hostels, hotels, and airports often provide limited or free Wi-Fi for guests. And some hotels offer room service via the internet and Wi-Fi.

Of course, a great way to stay connected while you’re away is to call your friends and family while you’re on the road. Just make sure you stay connected with the right technology so you can call Cuba or any other country. In this review, we will analyze the most convenient ways to continue communication over a long distance.

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While sending emails is certainly possible, modern instant messengers make it easy to stay in touch with loved ones from all over the world. To date, there are 3 most convenient and popular messengers, namely:

  • Telegram. This is a free messenger for smartphones and PCs running all the most common operating systems today, which allows you to exchange not only text messages but also various media files (pictures, music, archives, text documents, etc.);
  • WhatsApp. This is a popular application for smartphones and tablets based on Android or iOS, which allows you to exchange free messages, photos, and videos, and since 2015 even make calls over the internet, which are charged much lower than “regular” voice calls;
  • Viber. This is an application for smartphones and computers that allows you to make calls over the internet, saving on-call costs compared to “regular” calls. The program is available to users of all popular operating systems — Android, iOS, and Windows. In addition to calls, Viber allows you to send text messages, photos, and even videos. You can download and install Viber from the official website of the program or on Google Play.

These are all reliable options for calling relatives in other countries. WhatsApp, in particular, is great for keeping in touch with friends and family at home. Many people can use a WhatsApp account for free, although most carriers offer a plan at a fairly affordable price.


Many countries allow free use of the FaceTime app. If your relative has an iPhone, you can make free video calls using this app. Although, you may find that wireless video calls may be the most reliable option for you. You can download FaceTime from iTunes and Apple Pay.

Alternative Ways to Communicate

You can use apps like Vine, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. to share photos, videos, and images. Videos and photos spread very quickly, so you can always post your new content online right away. This way, your Samia will always be up-to-date with the latest places you visited and will even be able to rate and comment on your photos.