My ILEC charges me to call numbers 10 miles away

I can call pretty much every industrialized country in the world via VoIP for less then my ILEC charges me to call numbers 10 miles away. scottstuff: New rates for NuFone

Toll bypass is a great motivator. People see the difference between $50 long distance bills and $5 bills pretty clearly. Me, I know I'm going to be paying for communications fees at some level, I'm happy to pay for extra features.