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international calling from US

Postby momofboys » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 1:51 am

moving to singapore soon. what is best way to receive international calls from the US if US caller does not have high-speed internet. just use calling cards? anyone have advice on using magic jack?

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Re: international calling from US

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 2:54 am

You could open a Skype account. Get a US phone number from Skype (inward Skype). Then, friends and family can call your local US number for free if you got it in the same area code, and it will ring on your computer, or mobile phone if you have the Skype app on it.

You can also dial out from Skype to any mobile or landline in the USA for just a couple of cents a minute.

http://www.skype.com/en/features/

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Re: international calling from US

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 6:49 am

Yep. Been doing that for the last 8 years with Skype. I have a Maryland number and it works like a champ. Never saw any reason to jump to the others.

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Re: international calling from US

Postby x9200 » Sat, 28 Feb 2015 8:10 am

You can even have it integrated with your home telephone line (i.e. DECT) and everything will be completely transparent.

I use this one:
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Unfortunately they don't manufacture this Philips voip841 any longer (still possible to buy a brand new but they are like twice its original price: ~USD400 at amazon). This is a really good phone. Mine is 7 or 8 yo at this point and still works without any major issues.

There are some other, similar dect phones, but people complain about them.

I was looking for a backup for the Philips phone (7yo is a lot for electronics, esp. in Singapore) and recently I bought this:
http://freetalk.me/featured-skype-acces ... skype.html

I don't have it extensively tested but It seems to work fine and is dirty cheap.


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