Seriously, this saves us a LOT of money, not to mention we can talk to our friends and family as many times as we want and as long as we want and it doesn’t cost a dime extra. If you do a year contract they do free equipment and a free month or something like that too.
What is your monthly phone bill from your local telephone company including long distance? If it is more than 32.00 you are wasting your money. We have had vonage for over 2 years now and have nothing but good things to say. My family lives in Canada, her family is in another part of Kansas, needless to say long distance is expensive. We latched on to Vonage and have had great service and a fixed cost now, no matter how much long distance we use or where we call. Check out the vonage website for more details.
If Vonage isn’t your thing, check out Skype, even if you just use it for your long distance calls, it is another great tool to save money. I speak from experience, when my wife and I were dating, I was in Canada and she was in Texas. My average long distance bill then was nearly 400 a month. I wish we had VOIP back then.
There are so many ways to save money now using technology, I will blog some more as they come to me. Just because you are being frugal, doesn’t mean you have to do without. Maybe some people have a different idea of being frugal, to me it is cutting corners where you can to save money and doing without if it can be justified. Sometimes you do what you have to do to get by, I am at the stage of my life that I want to get my debts taken care of, live frugally, but still enjoy life and simple pleasures like talking to my parents every now and then.