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Cheapest way of calling Myanmar ?

Postby startofthejourney » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 7:02 pm

Hi Folks

Done a lot of research but unable to figure out the cheapest way of calling Myanmar from Singapore.

Is it hello card or scratch card or .....

Request help from somebody who knows.

Thanks in advance !

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Postby taxico » Sat, 21 Jun 2008 7:35 pm

how about you step into 7-11 and ask to see the calling rates of all the calling cards they have? they should have a pricing chart/table for each company you can look at.

then compare it with skype: connection charges (once per call) are: US$0.039 (about 4c US) and then every minute (or part thereof) is SG$0.698 (about 70c Singapore).

boy, those per minute charges are high to myanmar!

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Postby startofthejourney » Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:09 am

hi taxico

thanks for your reply. i did go to 711. he handed me over a singtel world calling card. that gave me a little over 6 minutes for 10 dollars. i lost my voice actually !!

has to be something cheaper. even 30-40 cents would be ok .... i believe less than that is well nigh impossible.

cheers.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:33 pm

Skype out calling to Myanmar rates below. I doubt you can do better than that. Looks like the military government is cleaning up on phone calls.

Myanmar SGD 0.698 SGD 0.803 (with VAT - Europe)

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Postby taxico » Mon, 23 Jun 2008 1:08 pm

startofthejourney wrote:hi taxico

thanks for your reply. i did go to 711. he handed me over a singtel world calling card. that gave me a little over 6 minutes for 10 dollars. i lost my voice actually !!

has to be something cheaper. even 30-40 cents would be ok .... i believe less than that is well nigh impossible.


i think you should steer clear of the major telcos (singtel/starhub/mobile1). they tend to be slightly more expensive.

if they don't show you pricing tables, don't hand your money over. bring a long a small calculator if it helps.

i'm not sure if you'll be able to find 30c or 40c per minute calls if even skype charges 70c/min...

at their rates, i think you'll get about a 7-8 minutes for $10. that's pricey... good luck!

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Postby startofthejourney » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 9:27 am

thanks taxico / strong eagle

guess just to have grin and bear it. its usd2 per minute out from myanmar to singapore so i guess sgd0.7 is way better.

makes me happier thinking of it that way !!

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Postby Wish Master » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 9:40 am

Just use Bonus calling card.
S$ 0.24 per min
you can buy it from roadside shops
Here is their web.

http://www.idtasia.net/en-SG/cc/card.as ... &slocid=95

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:22 pm

Wish Master wrote:Just use Bonus calling card.
S$ 0.24 per min
you can buy it from roadside shops
Here is their web.

http://www.idtasia.net/en-SG/cc/card.as ... &slocid=95


Their website says .42 SGD per minute, still better than anything else I've seen.

Myanmar (Burma) 95 SGD 0.42

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Postby startofthejourney » Fri, 27 Jun 2008 4:59 pm

hi strongeagle

thanks a ton !

went on the website and its certainly 0.24 per minute.

should save quite a bit using this card ...

cheers

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Postby startofthejourney » Fri, 27 Jun 2008 5:01 pm

hi wishmaster

thanks to you as well !

cheers

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Postby Wish Master » Fri, 27 Jun 2008 7:37 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Wish Master wrote:Just use Bonus calling card.
S$ 0.24 per min
you can buy it from roadside shops
Here is their web.

http://www.idtasia.net/en-SG/cc/card.as ... &slocid=95


Their website says .42 SGD per minute, still better than anything else I've seen.

Myanmar (Burma) 95 SGD 0.42



No. I'm currently using it. S$ 5 can last to 15mins plus.
Using their online service is more expensive than buying their calling card. Don't know why.

Buy one card and try it out.

BTW I'm not from IDT.

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Postby alfpoon » Thu, 03 Jul 2008 10:26 pm

may i know where i can buy this bonus card? getting it for my maid...thanks.

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Postby johnybravo » Mon, 03 Feb 2014 2:11 am

what is the best way to make calls from Singapore to Yangon now?

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:09 am

johnybravo wrote:what is the best way to make calls from Singapore to Yangon now?


A lot of the other regions have their own calling cards which have very low rates to a specific country or two. For example "ChatChat" is very cheap to Vietnam. I'd go to Peninsula Plaza and see if any of the shops sell a Myanmar-specific calling card.

Otherwise, just check Skype and Google Voice. Google Voice is probably cheaper, but may require you to use a US Credit Card.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 03 Feb 2014 4:10 pm

Viber now also allows calls to regular phones. I don't know their rates though.


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