Greetings. As a member of a military family, you know how difficult it can be to communicate with loved ones overseas. Proper connection requires you to plan ahead and get creative. Let’s take a look at some efficient methods of communication you can use to stay in touch with your soldier.

With the popularity of smartphones and tablets, it seems like everyone’s constantly connected these days. While these are great communication tools, not all devices work internationally. It’s important to research which phones and cellular data plans will allow your loved one to call home or send texts and emails without running up major fees.

Once your soldier settles into a loose routine, try to set a specific time for phone calls. That way, you can both plan around your conversation and have something to look forward to each week.

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