teabag wrote: Texting/phoning a foreign number is always going cost more.
Your friend would need to check with their supplier for their costs back to you.
Why not use email or use a messenger service like WhatsApp?
I don't text them very often, as we use Skype a fair bit. I have WhatsApp myself, but my friend isn't into phones and technology and has a very basic phone, which can't WhatsApp etc. Thanks for advice :-)