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The Cheapest Distance Between Two Points
Is a phone number in Iowa. Wanna dial international long distance on your cell phone...for free? David Pogue writes:

FREE INTERNATIONAL CALLS You can now call any of 50 countries from the United States, free. Talk as long as you like. You pay only for a call to the access number in Iowa, which is 712-858-8883; if you use your cellphone on nights or weekends, even that’s a free call.

There’s no contract, no ads, nothing to sign up for. At the prompt, press 1 for English. Then punch in 011, the country code and the phone number. The call rings through immediately.

Fine print: In some countries, you can reach only landlines, not cellphones. And in part because FuturePhone’s lines have been flooded, its success at placing calls is not, ahem, 100 percent.

But it’s hard to argue with “free,” which, according to the company, it will be until at least 2010.

And yes, of course I have Skype. Free International calls Skype-to-Skype user when you're online, and 2 cents a minute for international long distance. Ladies, when you and the boyfriend or husband are separated, don't forget the power of semi-naked video iChats. Throw the sugartits in a red bra, turn on your camera, and off you go. Of course, for full excitement, you should do a little unexpected striptease.

And, P.S. I got all excited about the Netgear Skype Wifi Phone, which can be used where there's Wifi (but no "browser authentication"...which maybe means not to phone on T-Mobile, etc., outside Starbucks?)...but Gregg told me to wait until the big Mac conference in January, for announcements about the Apple Phone...which could very well have a Wifi function.

Posted by aalkon at November 24, 2006 7:45 AM

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I'm Kelly,
from Arabia,
and I'm 17 y.o

Hi, Girl and Boy
I've studied English sinse this Winter .
It's very!
I want like to meet boys and girls and practisice My English with them.

Thanks!!!

Posted by: LitliGirL at December 7, 2006 3:51 AM

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