I topped up my phone card today in order to phone home. I got to pay Y2000 (10 pounds) for 200 minutes calling time to the UK. Its the cheapest I can find, and alot more cheaper than the ones I was first introduced to - 1 pound a minute. I wasnt prepaired to pay that price, no matter how homesick. So I was glad when I found my current phone card.
In England, I can pay 5 times less, and get double the amount of minutes if I wanted to call Japan. :(
Welcome to the land of the rising sun... >_<