I was working in Newfoundland for a few days and suddenly I'm taken back to the early 90s before internet and small cell phones.
What is worse is that now that everyone is expected to have a cell phone, pay phones are tough to come by.
If you are lucky enough to have internet connection you could use SKPE (if you have it set up).
Otherwise you'd better hope that you have a calling card and some nice local folk will let you use their personal or business phone.
Rogers Blackberry just goes into a black hole in Western Newfoundland!
(works in St. John's)