A Norwegian company has developed bridging technology that will allow you to link your cell phone to Skype - that will then allow you to make long distance phone calls as merely local prices. Oslo’s IPdrum is scheduled for early release this August. IPDrum also stated that they have not been endorsed by Skype, and this is complementary, rather than competition.
You need two cell phones, two SIM cards - one of them connected to your computer with internet access and the Skype program operating. Once you have this set up, you will be able to dial into the phone connected to your computer from anywhere, and then you’ll be prompted to dial the location you want to reach. Once you do so, you’ve made your call. But, of course, calling non-Skype users will get charged as SkypeOut and the fees will apply (about 2.4 cents a minute). Skype calls are free.