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.
By Jonathan Ping | Frugal Living | 11/1/05, 11:58pm