Three months ago I never talked on the phone, and I mean never. But I have been working hard to change that, and since then I have talked to several family members, then progressed to one forum member on here, although it was very difficult at first (I hung up on her!). Then I recently had a conference call with my new coworkers. During it they made fun of my accent, but I was able to have a second conference call with them recently, without too much anxiety. Then I rang the same forum member again and I was completely comfortable the second time round. Then last night I rang Anthony... him being the worst as far as my phone phobia goes... I had been trying to ring him for 6 weeks. And nothing bad happened! He was nice. Then today, in spite of feeling like crap, I dialed to order pizza for my cousin, and that call went very well too! So I think I have conquered it once and for all, after 3 months of hard work.