(Closed) International Phone Plans

posted 6 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 3
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1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Will you have data access? My SO lives in Canada and I’m in the States. I have an iPhone and he has a blackberry so we use an App called KIK messenger and its free texting. It works great for us. For calling there is an app called Viber ana another called fireTalk. Don’t know if that helps.

Post # 4
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4049 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I got an international calling card when I was in South Africa and wanted to call my family. I don’t remember how much the card was for or how many minutes, but it was a decent price! 

Post # 5
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

If you have internet on your phone you can still use Skype (phone-phone or phone-computer) for something like 5 cents a minute. I use it all the time! 

Post # 6
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1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Agree with pp. Skype computer to phone is really cheap. I use it for all my international calls. I make about 3-4 a week.

Post # 7
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would suggest a satellite phone, my brother had one when he was over seas and it works in areas that other phones will not or where there is no internet connection.  They are pricy but you can get unlimited plans for a reasonable price.

Post # 8
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76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

you dont need internet on your phone to use skype! skype also has a calling function where you can call someone using your phone. basically it is a skype to go number. you input your SO’s number and skype gives you a local number to call from your cell phone. the local number = the long distance number but at a local rate. i don’t know how it works in africa. for me in the states it’s as if i am just using my cell phone minutes. its SO easy. check it out. definitely worth it! the rate is whatever the cost of the monthly subscription from africa to your home country.

Post # 9
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1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are overseas and use MagicJack.  I’ve heard of people having problems with it but we never had.  We have a local (U.S.) number that we give out to family, friends, and other contacts.  If we happen to miss their call and leave us a message, it goes into our email….even if they don’t leave a message, it still says who called.  

You used to have to have a separate phone for it but now we have the one that plugs into the computer….my mom just got one b/c she needed a separate number for her fax machine and she thinks it’s worth it.  

Post # 10
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1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with PP to go with Skype.

I have an unlimited calling plan to UK landlines for something like $5/month or something… I call from my iPhone app (usually on wifi but I don’t think it has to be) and I was just on the phone with my Mother-In-Law & Father-In-Law for 2 hours! Just like we’re hanging out in real life but… we’re on skype! lol

I’m not exactly sure if they have an option for what you’re looking for but I think its definitely worth a look because they are a big, trusted company and are very accommodating!

Post # 12
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2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Tachetetreasures:  

@AlwaysSunny:  

I know this is old, but in case anyone is wondering…

He could have gotten a skype number for wherever you’ll be and it’ll be a “local” call.

Post # 13
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2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Tachetetreasures:  

 

@AlwaysSunny:  

 

I know this is old, but in case anyone is wondering…

 

He could have gotten a skype number for wherever you’ll be and it’ll be a “local” call.

Post # 15
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would recommend an internet calling card. It is useful when you do not have high speed internet available. I use one from Nobelcom. I am far away not only from Fiance, but from my family as well. We use skype most of the time but when that is acting up I just use my phone card. I spend about $50 a month and get more than 500 minutes of talk time. Or try Viber, which is a phone to phone app with free calls.

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