Friday, April 07, 2006 - Cheaper Long Distance Calls from Your Landline or Mobile Phone

If you're in the market for cheaper long distance calls within the U.S. or to 60 countries worldwide, and you (a) don't have broadband access, (b) don't want to download additional software (e.g., Skype), or (c) hate using clunky PC headsets, check out

To make a long distance call, log onto their website, enter your landline or mobile phone number and then the number that you want to call. According to a recent Newsweek article, "the company's servers...connect the call over the Internet to witching stations in the cities of both caller and recipient, and two local calls are placed from there to the regular phones."

Here's a breakdown on costs:

For domestic calls, according to a San Francisco Business Times article, jajah's rates average between 1.7 to 1.9 cents a minute. For international calls, according to a New York Post article, "fees are 50 to 95 percent cheaper than...with a traditional long-distance carrier."

If you log onto the website, you can click on Rates at the bottom and check on the cost before actually making a call.

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