My husband, son and I have been here in Seoul for the past three years but all of our families are back home in the Philippines. We still use the conventional way of communicating with them… calling through landline or cellphones. My husband is oftentimes surprised to see my long distance call charges. Sometimes, we use Skype or MSN or yahoo for calling and/or webcam when they want to see our Little Dynamo in action.
The use of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) might just give us some good savings. Phone Power is one leading provider of the VOIP service. Currently, when you sign up with Phone Power under their Residential and Small Biz Freedom Plans, the monthly rate for a 24-month term is $14.95. A shorter term of 12 months would have a $16.95 monthly charges. Not bad at all when you consider the exorbitant fees when using a landline or a cellular phone.