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Topic # 97645 18-Feb-2012 13:16 Send private message

My Nana likes to call home a lot but it is really costing her, last month her phone bill with telecom was close to $200. I think the rates are around 0.89c per minute.
I'd just like to know if there are any cheaper plans out there for calling Fiji/Pacific.

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  Reply # 583171 18-Feb-2012 13:26 Send private message

I haven't really researched it but for calling overseas the prePay phone cards can save a lot of money, especially when calling from a landline.

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  Reply # 583175 18-Feb-2012 13:30 Send private message

OK a did a little googling and had a look at most of the major cards, seems the cheapest on is easycall at $0.29 per minute: http://www.easycall.co.nz/nz/rates/


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  Reply # 583176 18-Feb-2012 13:34 Send private message

skype is good.

http://www.skype.com/intl/en/prices/pay-monthly#FJ

localphone.com is good.

http://www.localphone.com/call/fiji

In your Nana's case, both Skype and localphone offer a local phone number (in NZ for the city she lives in) to dial to from a landline (which is free) and it will ring that individual's phone in Fiji.




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  Reply # 583182 18-Feb-2012 13:51 Send private message

Thanks guys, I think I'll go with the calling card, never used one before. Do you use it in conjunction with the Telecom phoneline or would you disconnect the service?





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  Reply # 583184 18-Feb-2012 13:57 Send private message

HowickDota: Thanks guys, I think I'll go with the calling card, never used one before. Do you use it in conjunction with the Telecom phoneline or would you disconnect the service?


You have to buy the card from anywhere mobile top ups are sold, minimum top is $10.

Then you call the number on the back of the card - depending on the card this may add a one off $0.20 charge to the landline bill.

Then you enter in the PIN code on the card and it will tell you your current balance, then you just dial the number in Fiji.

A bit more complicated than normal calling but worth it for the savings.


They do add extra charges if you use it from a payphone or mobile so i wouldn't do either of those. 

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