You know me, dear friend and devoted reader; I love to give unsolicited advice. This latest bit is prompted by my latest Verizon bill. It's my combined Internet, phone and TV service bill. Last month, it jumped up almost 50%. Eek!
Here's the advice: if your older brother moves his family to the Philippines and you decide to call him for some brotherly advice, make sure you're quick about it. Like, super quick. The phone really isn't your most cost-effective option here. Try email or mental telepathy or some other cheaper form of communication.
I talked to Joel for 8 minutes and it cost me $43.36. For 8 minutes. My Verizon bill went from its usual $100 to $150 for one phone call. And did I mention that the phone call only lasted 8 minutes? So, I'm just putting it out there, that if your brother moves to the Philippines get ready for a hike in your phone bill. Even if you only chat for 8 minutes. Seriously, 8 minutes!