International Calling - Ways To Save Money Calling Abroad!
Is international calling
important to you? Even if you call internationally only
occasionally, the cost of making such calls
from your prepaid wireless phone has historically been too expensive to
even seriously consider as a viable or affordable option.
don't call abroad a lot, most of
my friends and family still live in another country (where I grew up).
I don't call them enough to subscribe to any kind of large
calling plan, and using my postpaid or prepaid phones is just way too
expensive. I just don't want to pay wireless carriers that
much to call internationally when there are other great options out
I should also note that a number of prepaid
providers have launched (and continue to launch and improve) special
international calling bundles. There are actually some pretty
decent deals being offered as add-ons (ex. $5 or $10 per month).
They usually include discounted or even unlimited calling to
specific countries or major international cities. Some have
print noting that it's only for calls to landlines and not wireless
numbers though, so definitely read all of the details to ensure that
the plan meets your needs. That said, there are some good
to be had depending on where you're calling, and how often you're
Generally speaking, while I've see a lot of
improvement with these types of international add-ons, I personally
don't call enough to make it worthwhile to pay an additional monthly
fee. That's why I'm still a big fan of using other options.
However, before you read through the options listed below, I
to make a special note about Google Voice. Google Voice is a
service that offers free calling to many different countries, and for
those that aren't free, it offers really excellent rates to virtually
any country in the world.
Google purchased Grand Central to
expand its Voice service, and they've done a pretty good job at
improving the offer. They also allow for number porting,
means that you can actually port your number into Google Voice, which
provides some additional features and flexibility. There are
quirks to the service, so you'll want to fully understand how it works
before jumping in. Also, it's not available available to
living in all countries, so you unfortunately may not be able to access
it. Lastly, I want to note that I don't benefit (i.e. I don't
make any money) if you choose to use Google Voice, so any positive
opinions I have about the service are purely my own opinions from
personal experience with the service.
Below are a couple of other more traditional options for
that I actually have also used myself, and I think they have some great
Feel free to check them out; hopefully the information
provided is helpful and will save you lots of money! If you
have any comments, or experience using other options, please feel free
me to let me know.
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