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Cheap calls to Australia?

Post by sarahkay » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 1:43 pm

Hey everyone!

I've recently moved to Singapore from Melbourne and am trying to find cost-effective ways to contact my partner who's based there.

The fact that he can't download external apps on his company mobile unfortunately means that options like Viber and Line are out of the question :(

I was wondering if anyone here had some good alternatives? Perhaps some recommendations of which calling card I should buy? Or what card he can buy in Melbourne? During my research, I came across this website www.call2.com - has anyone used it and is it any good?

Thanks so much everyone for your help! Would really appreciate any advice or input! :)


Cheers,
Sarah

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Post by katbh » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 2:04 pm

What about good old Skype? You can get calling cards but they still cost and they add up if you are having long conversations.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 2:58 pm

Another option is to sign up for zone1511 as they offer the ability to select a number of low cost carriers; each call then uses the cheapest available at the time.

BTW, Sarah, I do hope you are a genuine poster and not a spammer. I only say this because it's a little suspicious when someone's first post on the board contains a link to a product or service.
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Post by sarahkay » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 4:07 pm

Thanks for the quick replies guys!

katbh, yeah we're planning to use Skype, but are also looking for a mobile option where we can talk over the phone when we don't have access to our computers!

Mi Amigo, thanks for that! I'll definitely look into zone1511. And I'm definitely not a spammer! These are genuine posts from a living, breathing person! :lol:

If anyone else has recommendations for calling cards to Australia that would be fab. Cheers and thanks in advance! :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 4:48 pm

sarahkay, spammers are living breathing persons as well, it's just that's what they do for a living! :lol:
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Post by nakatago » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 6:37 pm

Now that some things are out of the way...

What's wrong with getting his own mobile? Or get a tablet and tether THAT tablet (for which he can install his own apps) to the company-provided phone?
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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 8:59 pm

sarahkay wrote:Thanks for the quick replies guys!

katbh, yeah we're planning to use Skype, but are also looking for a mobile option where we can talk over the phone when we don't have access to our computers!

Mi Amigo, thanks for that! I'll definitely look into zone1511. And I'm definitely not a spammer! These are genuine posts from a living, breathing person! :lol:

If anyone else has recommendations for calling cards to Australia that would be fab. Cheers and thanks in advance! :)
If you have a smartphone and a data plan, Skype for mobile works very well.

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Post by Wen_XY » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 10:17 pm

katbh wrote:What about good old Skype? You can get calling cards but they still cost and they add up if you are having long conversations.
I second this; Skype is the way to go. You can find their rates here - http://www.skype.com/en/rates/ .

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I've been contemplating subscription too, until news of NSA broke out. I can't help but be a little paranoid that all of our calls are being recorded by the US government..

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Post by bgd » Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:38 am

Starhub for about $5 per month has free calls to Australia, and other places, using their 018 service. Landlines only I would assume though.

Singtel has something similar but not sure whether it includes Oz.

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:57 am

bgd wrote:Starhub for about $5 per month has free calls to Australia, and other places, using their 018 service. Landlines only I would assume though.
Yes that 018 also applied to mobile phones as well.

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Post by sarahkay » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:15 pm

Thanks so much everyone! I'm using 1511 from my landline and have bought Skype credits to use on my mobile. Cheers!

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