Before I switched to VoIP and cell phones, I used OneSuite.com exclusively for long distance calls. The charge a meager 2.5 cents/minutes for calls to the lower 48 if you live an urban area, 2.9 cents otherwise. Great international rates too. To top it off, they are currently having a November Promotion where you get a 15% bonus on recharges, and a 10% bonus on new sign-ups!
In my opinion, their greatest innovation was ZipDial. Instead of having to remember some long 800-number and a PIN number, you just register your home phone number and poof! no more PIN needed. So just put their number on speed-dial and you’re all set. You can even assign commonly called numbers to a two-digit ‘RapiDial’ number.
So for a while I had calling the parents down to hitting 3 keys. Of course with cell phones now it’s 1. Ah technology, nagging in the press of a button.
I know someone will want to bring up Skype. I’ve never tried it, but you can’t dial real phones right? If not, I’m sure my parents would never figure it out.