thx to jim at wirefarm for the Skype recommendation.
Ive now got it, and its all set up. Unfortunately a little slow due to the people in England I know only having a dial-up connection. So the time delay gets awkward - like 1 minute time delay! HONEST! But, gonna get a webcam too, so can see the person on MSN, and maybe chat through MSN. But Ill need Skype for when I want to fone a 'proper' phone.
So thanks for that, youve made my move a little easier :)