Best international long-distance service
Telna (formerly 3U Telecom) beats other long-distance services when it comes to international rates. Although its 4.8-cents-per-minute domestic rate is higher than ECG's, you can call many countries (including Australia, Germany, Japan and the U.K) for the same 4.8 cents. Other companies charge twice as much. There are no monthly fees or minimum usage charges - and Telna bills in one-second increments, so you'll pay for exactly the length of your calls and no more. However, you must pay automatically each month with a credit card or direct debit; you can't pay by check. You have about three days to review your online bill before your card is charged. Telna also provides a special access number that lets you make international calls with your cell phone.