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Topic # 81639 15-Apr-2011 23:38

 
Hi there

My family has just moved to England my father owns an iphone 4.
However trying to use a phone card to get in contact with him will cost me heaps so was wondering using an app to get in contact.

I was thinking of skype but it will obviously cost my 3G..

Any suggestions?


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  Reply # 459286 15-Apr-2011 23:56
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my parents are in the UK and they get 2 hour free calls with their internet/phone package. so i call them, then they call back on their landline...

and we hook up over skype for video chats




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  Reply # 459297 16-Apr-2011 08:03
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Why would it cost you heaps?

Are you calling a Land line or mobile??

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Reply # 459304 16-Apr-2011 09:18
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yochankr:  
Hi there

My family has just moved to England my father owns an iphone 4.
However trying to use a phone card to get in contact with him will cost me heaps so was wondering using an app to get in contact.

I was thinking of skype but it will obviously cost my 3G..

Any suggestions?



 
Have you tried a Super Buzz or V8 calling card, just dial 246 free from a Vodafone mobile, and use your card to call the UK, I think last time I checked was around 5 cents per minute from your Vodafone mobile. 

I think Vodafone also have a 2hr for $2 deal to the UK?

So if your making a long call, best to dial directly thru Vodafone, lots of short calls, use a super buzz or V8 phone card. 

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  Reply # 459321 16-Apr-2011 10:28
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I use Nymgo's VOIP service to ring overseas. They have a windows phone dialler that you can download and use it with a mic attached to your pc or laptop. I use their service with an ATA linksys box which has a standard analouge telephone attached to it.




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  Reply # 459358 16-Apr-2011 13:31
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billgates: I use Nymgo's VOIP service to ring overseas. They have a windows phone dialler that you can download and use it with a mic attached to your pc or laptop. I use their service with an ATA linksys box which has a standard analouge telephone attached to it.


Nymgo's calling rates looks great.
But their payment gateway is .............................................
After my credit card payment is declined 6 times, I decided to use AU's Pennytel's prepay plan, they have pop up windows phone dialler too.
i have to say the voice quality appears to be much better than some of the calling cards & 2talk.




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  Reply # 460131 18-Apr-2011 14:10
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I talk to my family and friends regularly in South Africa and the UK.

I use italk ( Talk 500 Plan NZ$11 per month)


500minutes free calls to lan lines all over the world.

26c per minute to NZ mobiles
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  Reply # 460134 18-Apr-2011 14:15
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Thought I would add..

 

I have setup a free VOIP South Africa number and installed it on my Linksys ATA here in NZ.

 

My friends and family in South Africa can call me on a local mobile number and it rings in my home here in NZ. They just pay local rates for the call. Most of the time they have free weekend minutes to use up anyway so the call ends up being free for them.

 

There are lots of free VOIP Providers around, as long as you don’t use it to make calls receiving calls is free. I use

 

http://www.telfree.com

 

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  Reply # 460135 18-Apr-2011 14:16
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Do you have an iPhone?

If so both install Viber

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  Reply # 460146 18-Apr-2011 14:45
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Viber works well for txt, haven't tried it for calls yet.

If you have a home broadband package call from Skype to them using a headset, or Viber using WiFi. If you're calling their mobile it will cost you with Skype.




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  Reply # 462075 25-Apr-2011 06:35
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yochankr:  

I was thinking of skype but it will obviously cost my 3G..

I don't see the connection here. Do you want to call from your mobile or your PC?

I have used Sparvoip.de and Voipwise.com for many years. They are owned by the same German co. (Betamax). Works like Skype, calling a PC is free, landlines in most Western countries cost 2-4c/min. While the latter charges double to GB, you get 30 days of free calls, so it probably works out the same.

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