03 December 2006
When Elisa Dias began her studies at Yale University in 1989, one of her biggest challenges was staying in touch with family and friends back home.
"At the time, it was $3 a minute to call Brazil, and I was very poor because I was a graduate student," recalled Dias, a research scientist in neurobiology from Congers.
Now, she's grateful for the chance to use the Internet to make long-distance and international calls. Like many people, she's found that today's increased calling options have led to lower rates as well as greater convenience.