Phone Free

Lots of folks make cheap long-distance calls over the Net. Here's a way to do it without a PC

The advent of certain technologies makes me feel that I am out of touch with humanity. The button fly, for instance, especially on men's pants. Don't we already suffer enough? Congress ought to pass legislation requiring J. Crew to print bold-faced warnings on all button-fly-trouser-related copy. That way there would be no mistakes.

But the Aplio Internet phone--now there's a technology that I can instantly understand and even endorse. Who among us doesn't want to save money on long-distance phone bills? Aplio, a device that uses the Net to circumvent the phone company, promises to cut "up to 95% off your...

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