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What is the best way to make phone calls back home?

Internet has gotten better, particularly within the Embassy housing pool, so folks use Skype, Vonage, and their sister systems. Others use the IVG line from work, or connect to it through the Marine watch standers. Traditional land or cell lines are very expensive. - Jul 26, 2008
Skype. Calling long distance from landline is expensive and not much better with cellphones. - Jan 9, 2008