If you use broad band internet, you can make long distance and local calls by using a device called magic jack. You plug the magic jack into your computer and then plug your home phone into the device. And voila, you've can call anywhere in Canada and the United States. It's that simple.
The magic jack is only 39.95 (this price includes one year of service) After the first year year, the service is 20.00 a year.
This includes: free directory assistance, free callwaiting, free voicemail and free caller ID.
Check it out at: www.magicjack.com