How different "got off the phone" and "I called"?
"Got off the phone (with someone)" refers to recently ending a phone call. "I called (someone)" is used to say that you called someone in the past, but when you called could be any time in the past, not necessarily recently like "got off the phone (with someone)" implies. Ex: I got off the phone with my friend a minute ago. ("Got off the phone" refers to the recent past) Ex: She called her mom last week. ("Called" refers to any time in the past)