Please pardon what may seem like a pretty basic question. This will be my first deployment. I'm new to the military life and he is not but it has been a long time since he's been in Japan. He'll be in Okinawa and I am trying to decide on a Christmas gift for him based on whether we'll be able to communicate via text/Face Time. I am uncertain what might be required (data plans?) to use an iPhone or iPad which is really what I'd like to get him. No need in buying one though if he is leaving in January and it will sit and collect dust for that length of time.
So....if we want to text or talk via FaceTime, are there extra fees involved if he is in Oki and I am in the states? I'd think there would be but I have no clue. If anyone knows anything about this feel free to fill me in. Thanks!