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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!