The first thing you can do while you are on the web is make use of the cheaper way of communicating with family and friends. Electronic mail has been heard here and there and it sure beats the rising costs of having to make long distance calls and waiting impatiently for your snail mail to arrive to its destination.
With free email, you can send a message in a couple of seconds. There are a lot of free mail accounts on the web:
1. Yahoo Mail
There are a lot of other free mail sites you can use on the web. But it would be best to stick with the pioneers to avoid risks as sudden closure of sites.