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Post by buttercup » Thu, 27 May 2004 2:30 pm

Hi.. I am very new to this. I was wondering if I want to call to America, I heard that I can purchase calling cards, and use it on fixed line to call over.

My queries are..

1) what's the best and cheapest calling card in town? where can i get it...
2) how does calling card work?

Really appreciate if someone out there can advise me on this one..

Thanks.. :)

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Post by dragonboat » Fri, 28 May 2004 3:31 am

You can check with the stall that sell calling cards. Tell them that you are calling America and which card gives the best rate. Alternatively, you can try the Sunpage post-paid service. I think they charge 5 cents/minute to America. You will need to set up an account with Sunpage and register the numbers(residential or/and mobile) that you will be using to make calls. Kindly refer to www.sunpage.com.sg for more details.

How does calling card work?

You will need to call a local number and key in the password(written on calling card) follow by the destination number. They will then deduct a certain amount according to the duration of your conversation, at the end of each call.

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Post by Bafana » Fri, 28 May 2004 6:43 pm

Calling cards can be great value, especially if you are back packing or visiting somewhere for only a very short period of time and can't get a phone through the nromal channels...

Here in Singapore you can usually find phone cards at nearly any money changer or newspaper stand... :D

That said if you own a mobile phone nearly all countries in the region have pay as you go accounts that you can walk in of the street and buy without the need for I.D. or anything else for that matter.

The way it works is you buy a sim card and a top up scratch card - Dial and your away - This also gives you the bonus of having a local phone number wherever you are and you also do not have to pay roaming charges on your main permenant mobile account.

I personaly have sim cards for Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and two for Singaproe at the moment - Hum, Prime candidate for an international terrorist some might say :wink:

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Thank you....

Post by buttercup » Mon, 31 May 2004 9:23 pm

Thanks pkyen & Bafana,

I will go and check out the calling cards at the stalls... err..which stalls..?
I think...I will need a calling card more than a sim card... I have a sim card already and if i use that to call almost everyday to Amercia, wouldnt it be even more expensive?
That's why I was wondering if someone already has the experience of buying calling card and know where to get them.

But pyken, I will check out sunpage..
And Thanks Bafana...I still need a methpd to call to America cheap...

Unless...calling card isnt the cheapest...there's something better? Is there?

Trying to save on calling charges...not on calling quantity.. and also saving for the ticket to America.. Thanks...

:)

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Re: Calling card

Post by alfpoon » Tue, 01 Jun 2004 11:00 am

buttercup wrote:Hi.. I am very new to this. I was wondering if I want to call to America, I heard that I can purchase calling cards, and use it on fixed line to call over.

My queries are..

1) what's the best and cheapest calling card in town? where can i get it...
2) how does calling card work?

Really appreciate if someone out there can advise me on this one..

Thanks.. :)
Are you in Singapore already? Do you have a starhub line? I think the outgoing calls to US using 018 is "free". As in local call charges only.

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Re: Calling card

Post by buttercup » Wed, 02 Jun 2004 12:32 am

alfpoon wrote: Are you in Singapore already? Do you have a starhub line? I think the outgoing calls to US using 018 is "free". As in local call charges only.
Hi Alfpoon, I am in Singapore. I have a starhub mobile line, i called starhub..they said that idd will be free..n it will be 15cents per minute...sigh i only have free outgoing 80mins..Still need more time.. :(
Thanks alfpoon..

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a cheaper way to talk

Post by xiaomei » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 12:15 am

hi buttercup, do you and your U.S. friend have broadband service in your homes ?

if you do, I can recommend you check out VOLE inc's broadband videophone service. (www.myvole.com) Or you may give them a call at 62361606.

The service only charges a flat monthly fee for making unlimited calls to-and-from the videophones. And I think you don have to buy the phones, but probably have to sign up to a service plan.

Hope it helps!

cheers

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Post by buttercup » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 8:52 am

Thanks Xiaomei..

I will give them a call today to check this out.. calling US is so expensive.. It's always about 0.05/minute...is that the standard? i m crossing my fingers to find something cheaper.. Thank you..

cheers,
buttercup

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Post by Tarte » Thu, 22 Jul 2004 1:00 am

Long Distance Company - I2U , they have very good rates , Call 63241551 for more info.

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Post by callingcard » Sun, 25 Jul 2004 11:16 pm

talking to US is as good as local call. go buy any 10$ card and u get above 200 min. everyday there is a new company offering calling cards so try which one u want ..else go for any of the three vendor but they are costly.

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International calling card

Post by Wilson84 » Fri, 20 Aug 2004 1:31 am

I m a supplier for international calling cards..
i have quite a number of types of calling cards
if u r interested in buying or selling.
u can email me at wilson84@yahoo.com.sg
i can give u gd quotes...
pls leave ur contact number in the email.
tks alot..

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Post by Aurora » Fri, 20 Aug 2004 9:37 pm

Try lucky plaza, the shops selling film and cigarettes and drinks will have a whole list of which fonecard has a better rate for calling the States, don't buy more than 1 card first though. Some of the values run really fast, try out one by one till you find the best reception and best value for money.

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Post by buttercup » Sat, 21 Aug 2004 1:36 am

thanks aurora... will be checking this place lucky plaza soon...thanks..

:)

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Pay & Talk SIM Card

Post by Oakey » Sat, 04 Sep 2004 11:55 pm

Hi Bafana,

Can you recommend some Pay & Talk SIM card? Where do I get them and what are the rates for local calls?
Thanks!

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