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Thread poster: Graciela Carlyle

Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:30
English to Spanish
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May 6, 2004

Hi everyone,

As I call my family and friends in Argentina a lot, I'm always looking for best phone rates and switch providers quite often.

I have just found two sites.
This one gives a comparison of all the residential rates in the UK: http://www.magsys.co.uk/telecom/residx.htm
(useful to find out what's best for you)

And this one offers the best rates I have found so far: http://www.call18866.co.uk/rates.php#

Please note that I have nothing to do with them !!!!
I've just registered and will see if it's actually true. 1ppm to Argentina is an excellent rate (cheapest up to now was ~6ppm through phone cards).

Hope you find them useful.
Cheers,
Grace.


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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
France
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Same from France... May 6, 2004

From France I use Telerabais, see
http://www.telerabais.com/tarifs.php.
Calls to fixed numbers in a lot of countries cost the local tariff. No registration is necessary; however, I think it does not work from phone boothes.

Perhaps others could add some further cheap telephone service providers worldwide?


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Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Skype May 6, 2004

Have you tried Skype?

Both you and the person you want to tgalk to has to download this programme onto your computer, and you also need a speaker/microphone headset. Crystal clear sound and...it's free.


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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:30
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i did May 6, 2004

Jeremy Smith wrote:

Have you tried Skype?

Both you and the person you want to tgalk to has to download this programme onto your computer, and you also need a speaker/microphone headset. Crystal clear sound and...it's free.


but both parties need a broadband connection and not all of them over there have...


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Patricia CASEY  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Telediscount May 6, 2004

My friends and I (all from Argentina) have been using Telediscount for a long time and it is brilliant. It charges you 1p per minute if you make a phone call to a landline and 10p per minute if you ring a mobile phone in Buenos Aires (I don't know about the rest of the country). No need to open an account or give your credit card details. www.telediscount.co.uk

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Perry Svensson  Identity Verified
Taiwan
Local time: 11:30
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computer to telephone May 7, 2004

I call Sweden a lot from here in Taiwan. I use http://www.dialpad.com, which allows me to call from my computer to a regular telephone at rates one-tenth the cost of a standard phone call. Since my family isn't very computer savvy, this is the perfect option for me. All I had to do was download their program and get myself a microphone. Although I probably wouldn't use this service for business calls, the quality is definitely good enough for personal calls, and has saved me lots of money. A service called net2phone.com offers the same thing, and I'm sure there must be other services as well.

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