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I'll call you... - Я Вам позвоню...

How to make yourself understood on the phone is another issue, but for the moment you may just want to let someone know that you’ll be calling them:

At some point in the future:

Я вам позвоню

…через час – in an hour

…послезавтра – the day after tomorrow

утром – in the morning

…как можно скорее – as soon as possible

When something else is over:

Я вам позвоню

…после окончания фильма – after the film

…когда приеду домой – when I get home

…когда приеду обратно в Москву – when I’m back in Moscow

Where are you calling to:

Я вам позвоню

…домой – at home

…в офис – in the office

…на мобильный – on your mobile

…на городской – on a landline

But only if you have to…

Я вам позвоню…

…если понадобится – if I need to

…если вы мне будете нужны – if I need you

…если не буду вам мешать – if it’s not disturbing you