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International calling

Post by Lich » Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:01 pm

Need to know if anyone has info on international calling.

For example, when I call ND in the USA, I could call direct:

001-701-xxx-xxxx

but that is expensive as fuck, so instead I call

01015-001-701-xxx-xxxx

because that prefix "01015" means it only costs me 2.4 cents per minute, or between 6 and 8 pm it's free.

My family in ND only knows how to dial me direct. What I am wondering is if any of you know a prefix, similiar to something like the "01015" which they could use before my number so they would get good rates. Does something like that exist in the states?? I checked google, but all I could bring up was fucking calling cards.

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Post by Crust Bucket » Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:09 pm

I don't know of a prefix, but I do have a friend that calls China once or twice a week using a calling card and it costs him less than 2cents a minute.
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Post by Pinky » Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:17 pm

My wife uses 10-10-987 to call Canada, but I'm not sure that counts the same as other international calls.

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Post by Lich » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:40 pm

Pinkston wrote:My wife uses 10-10-987 to call Canada, but I'm not sure that counts the same as other international calls.
Outstanding. Thanks.

I went to http://www.1010987.com and it's all there. Three cents a minute from USA to Germany. That'll do perfectly.

Thanks Pinkston.

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Post by Mike Mahler » Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:40 pm

http://www.net2phonedirect.com is also cheap and I use it for all of my long distance calls in the US and overseas.

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Post by PC Polar Circle Person » Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:47 am

Lich, have you tried Skype? I've used it within Europe, but never overseas. Some times there is an annoying delay (especially annoying if the other party uses speakers and you hear your own voice with a delay), but usually it works fine and its free. http://www.skype.com

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Post by buckethead » Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:59 pm

My father uses skype here in the US. Works like a champ. Basically sounds like the average cell
phone call.

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