I don’t know what these insects are, but I am hearing them for the first time tonight in my apartment complex. They are in the little wooded area, and in the trees. They are very loud.
I also just got Google Voice. Their rates are somewhat better than Skype’s for calling to Malaysia. Google charges 3¢/minute to a landline, and 4¢/minute to mobile. Skype’s charges are 2.1¢/minute and 5.8¢/minute respectively. I think I’ll be switching to Google Voice completely since I won’t need to use client software on my mobile phone.