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#1 of 7 Old 09-28-2005, 01:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My bestfriend just moved to New Zealand and e-mail just isn't the same. Any suggestions for cheap ways to call overseas.
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Calling card?

We actually use ours for all our long distance calls, but I've never had to call international.

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My SIL is from China and she always uses one of those prepaid calling cards that you can buy at the store. She says the rates vary from card to card so you need to check that but the rates are always better than what she would get from the phone company.
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4 cents a minute?

In my experience, cheap calling cards usually charge connection fees, maintanance fees, etc. So, you kinda have to use them up soon if you don't wanna lose the minutes.
The more expensive ones tend to be better!
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You can call for free on your computer using skype software - www.skype.com - your friend would have to download the software as well.
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We use 10-10-987 to call the middle east and we've found it to be the least expensive of them all.

Calling cards expire and charge outrageous connection fees. VOIP is unreliable. JMO.
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