Video chat and text
Using Le Pan tablet for three months. I video chat using TANGO. Available for free in marketplace. Works just like and just as good as Skype. Also use textplus a free texting service that gives you a free dedicated phone number. You will receive an ad type text every so often, I get one every week or two, but worth the trouble. You will need to supply an email for both so you may want to sign up for a separate global email. Hope this helps.