so even though we both have verizon and unlimited text we are going to have to pay when she goes to kenya? do you have a link of the call price rates i could look at?
Kenya is expensive, $1.49 per min for calling landlines, $1.58 for mobiles, or with the $3.99 per month plan the per minute rates drop to 49c and 58c (so well worth doing if you make even a few minute calls!)
However, her existing VZ phone is unlikely to work in Kenya (not on the CDMA roaming list) , so probably needs a GSM phone. With an unlocked phone, she could buy a local SIM and get much cheaper rates for her to call you.