Ill be heading to Europe for a few weeks to backpack this summer and I'm trying to figure out cheap ways to stay in touch rather than calling every day or two for dollars a minute.. Anyway, my question follows:

I have AIM on my ipod touch, will that work in Europe or will it need to connect to a different server?

Also, I want to be able to use the AIM -> SMS for people. You type in +1XX-XXX-XXXX for the persons number and it will send messages to their cell phone.

Can I still use this service?

Any help is great! thanks!!