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Re: Cheapest way to call ur love ones back home

Postby willy1976 » Sun, 30 Sep 2007 7:29 pm

Nippon wrote:Cheapest way to make oversea calls? Please comment and post what ever way possible.


cheapest way is to talk over the mic,

with a pc, mic or a webcam it make u feel closer to your loves one.

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Postby north » Thu, 10 Jan 2008 4:31 am

Hi - I'm moving to Sing in the next couple of months. It seems like when I make calls over there, the reception is pretty poor (scratchy, lag time). These calls may be to cell phones. Can anyone let me know if the Skype / VOIP / other options' call quality is better than what I've experienced? Thanks!

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Postby durain » Thu, 10 Jan 2008 7:51 pm

so far so good for me using msn/VoIP/skype. sometimes it all depends on the quality of your provider, line speed, contention ratio and QoS of your setup.

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Postby vandy » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:43 am

I agree with others.

Skype. Skype. Skype. 8-)

I have used Skype in the USA (east coast, midwest and west coast), Spain and Bolivia. I used it to make calls between Spain & Bolivia, between both of those countries and the USA and between the USA and China.

I have used it for computer to computer calls, which is free. I have used it for computer to land line & cell phone calls which has minimal costs. You have to buy time in advance whcih is easy.

Quality always seemed to be as good as my internet connection.

I would imagine it works well in Singapore. I find out when I get there. :D

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Postby durain » Fri, 11 Jan 2008 6:00 pm

defo need a headset and mic to get the best quality out of VoIP.

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Postby xernstx » Sun, 13 Jan 2008 8:03 am

Skype is probably the best quality VoIP software, but Yahoo Voice is 50% cheaper - if you are making a large volume of calls, or price is paramount - go with Yahoo.

Calls to the US are $.01/minute - Skype calls to the US are $.02/minute

Some other countries the difference is more substantial - ex Venezuela - $.04/minute on Yahoo, $.10 on Skype


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