Between the high costs of the landline and the cell phone, I am a big fan of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). There are many examples but you probably know best Skype and Vonage. When it comes to saving money, both are just fantastic: * Skype allows you free computer to computer telecommunication world wide * Vonage, once you get their monthly plan (ours is about 25$) allows you free phone to phone telecommunication world wide for the countries you have selected. Now of course, it uses some of your internet bandwidth .. But the savings are really worth it. Please if you do not use these yet, check !