.49 cents isnt bad…Where I live we only have one local phone company to choose from and it is a Co-op. So it costs us .10 cents per min. We dont have a choice. So if I call long distance – .49 cents is only 5 mins of talk time and most long distance calls are much longer then 5 mins. My MIL lives in a city and has a plan that includes her internet/phone/and some other things all for $29.00 …..local and long distance….so if we call her for something – she answers and then calls us back right away because it costs her “nothing”. It still costs us the .10 cents to call her to tell her to call us back though.