Reducing international long distance call from $3 to 6 cents per minute

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Last month a conference call with a European customer required a last minute change from toll free to my calling him. Bill arrived this week with fees of nearly $3 per minute!! Yikes, like the old days when a long-distance call sent the household scurrying to the phone for a brief hello. Motivated by this stunning fee, I looked into the iPhone Web Apps Store for a VoIP solution. Found TruPhone which finds local wireless connection and costs six cents per minute for international. Domestic can be as low as 1.5 cents per minute. Connection speed and clarity are terrific.

Of course, at the same time I purchased Nitro Kart, a racing game using the iPhone’s motion sensing capabilities. Fun way to kill time and to meet people standing in-line at the airport.