05-16-2009 05:53:51 PM
Can anyone please post the info location regarding finding international calling rates?
I have exhausted my limited powers to uncover what AT&T wishes to hide so well.
11-08-2009 08:50:16 AM
11-09-2009 04:35:57 PM
AT&T international calling rates are very costly indeed. Several of my family members live abroad, and the cost to call was prohibitive. And the puiblished rates never seemed to match what appeared on my monthly bill.
My solution is to use a discount calling card that can be easily purchased online. Basically, companies buy up excess capacity from major suppliers very inexpensively and pass on the savings. For instance, to call my family members costs .17/minute on AT&T but under .05/minute using a discount card. I buy minutes in $5.00 alottments, which lasts me for quite a while. The downside is that you have to call an access number and then enter a lengthy PIN, which is supplied when you purchase the card. But the savings are definitely worth the trouble.
Put "prepaid phone calling cards" in google to find a list of suppliers. There are many to choose from.
11-18-2009 12:08:36 PM
Alot of calling cards aren't beneficial unless you constantly use it. If not, there are hidden maintenance fees, fees apply for every initial call, etc. So far, Vonage seems to be the best deal. $24.95 a month you have all the same features plus more vs ATT's $30 unlimited uvoice. Plus vonage, you can call up to 60 countries free as well. But I cannot make the change due to the incompatibility of my home security system. I will have to address that before I can move on to Vonage.
Another alternative is Yahoo messenging. You can purchase a linksys cordless household phone (CT-310) with yahoo messenger built in. Use this phone to connect to yahoo via your pc and make outgoing calls. Their international rates are cheap. No maintenance fees or per call fees, etc....
Hope the big telecomm companies can make themselves more competitive on the international rates.
02-02-2010 06:42:46 AM
02-02-2010 06:44:45 AM