And then, of course, the real reason that we set up this phone date in the first place: the singing! I don't have a copy of the family song sheets, but between the Hebrew and transliterated texts in the Haggadah itself and the transcription of the Aramaic song that I made for the class I TAed, I had words for everything. Singing with a group on speakerphone is a little weird, because the phone can't quite process both ends at once, but we worked it out. I got to sing with my family this year, despite not being able to be with them as anything more than a little electronic box. But at least I got to be on the middle of the table!
It's not the real thing, but it's a surprising comfort. We all feel like we haven't abandoned each other now.