FCC official: American callers think Canada is in U.S.

The FCC provides a list of tips on how to handle calls while abroad. For instance, consumers should check in with their wireless providers on costs, check out alternatives such as buying a SIM card, and consider making calls over the Internet on services such as Skype.

“What we are trying to do here is provide information to Americans traveling to other countries so they can make informed decisions and be savvy travelers,” Porter said. The commission also a has a world travel hub on its website, located here.