Hi, My very best friend is off to India by Cristmas for a year, I shall miss her dreadfully as we phone each other every day, often more than once! We won`t be able to afford to do that so I need help in what to do!
buy a web cam from shop - plug in and load any software it comes with (usually very simple). Does not need to be an expensive one - we have logitech.
go to www.skype.com and download free software.
Set yourself up with a skype account (free) - remember your Skype name - tell your friend.
Tell friend to do the same and get her skype name.
It really is incredibly simple to use.
Only issue will be that your friend will probably need access to a broadband service to be able to web cam chat with you. It is very slow on dial up (old style internet). Is she going to have access to this or be going to internet cafes?