Seeking anecdotes re: Skype (worldwide use)
I wonder if anyone here uses Skype, in particular for voice communications a) from foreign destinations to the U.S. and b) completely within a country other than the U.S.
Re a) I'm rapidly considering a trip to Israel, hopefully of about 4 weeks, in late winter or spring. If it were only a week, I'd not care, but I might have to contact coworkers, check on family, etc, and having just started a Skype account (I know, way behind the power curve), I wonder how well it works to call landlines or cell phones in the U.S. from elsewhere. (My un-researched belief is that Israel's Internet service is not censored as it is in certain of its neighbors ...)
Re b) Are there any places you've visited where you've attempted to use Skype but found it impossible because of draconian rules? Even without taking censorship into account, phone tarriffs can be incredibly complicated.