Originally Posted by Athena
For those who feel in the middle of nowhere - have you considered Skype? If all of you are signed up on it, its use is free. For those of your family, friends and beloveds who are not wishing to sign up on it, you can have an account to use that is still much cheaper than standard long distance.
We are also Skype users. It's a great option if you don't mind being tethered to your computer. For less than $3.00/mo you can have unlimited calling anywhere in North America. That allows you to call anyone even on their cell or landline. Downside is - YOU have to initiate the calls.