Learning the Art Of Cheap International Calls

If you have a relative abroad or someone you love in another country, then knowing how to contact them without spending too much money is a must. The chance to talk to them while spending minimal amount of money is given by cheap international calls. What are the applications that offer these services and what can you use to make these calls? Here are some of the applications you can try out.

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Skype

One of the most popular services to make cheap international calls is Skype. It is an application that you can use with your laptop and mobile. If you want to make calls that are absolutely free and even see the person you are talking to, Skype video calls are absolutely made for you. By making an account with Skype and having your friend make one too, you can talk to him or her anywhere as long as you both have internet connection. On the other hand, if you want to call someone who does not have a Skype account, you can call their landline or mobile phones as well at a very low price.

Local phone

Local phone is another app that you can use to make cheap international calls. The rates of this application are even lower than that of Skype’s. What is even better is that you can call anyone abroad with any landline or mobile phone. You can also access it online using your laptop. And when you go to another country, you can rent an incoming number from them so that your friends can call you at a cheap price too! Many users are praising its effectivity as well so why not try it out?

Call2

Call2 applications are available on your phone whether it is an Iphone, Blackberry or any android mobile device. It also has a lot of features than other applications out there as well besides making cheap international calls. It features warning alerts that notify you when your balance is low, a rate checker where you can see how much your call would cost and a night time alert to notify you about the time zone difference of the country you want to call.

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This application not only offers you cheap international calls but also saves your battery. It does not have any monthly fees and it even works in a really simple way. You do not need to dial international codes to call the person you want to call. If ever the application does not support the number you are calling, it will send you a message about it and the call would not even be connected so you would not have to pay a single cent at all.

Other applications

There are a lot of applications out there that offer cheap international calls; all you have to do is find the one that suits you best. In order to do this, you must know the country you are trying to call, search some information on the regular call rates between your country and that country and then search for the best deal you can find.

Nowadays, even Facebook offers cheap international calls as long as both parties have an account. So if you think about it, social media is not just for posting your pictures online or talking about your life but also for making calls. In the modern world where technology keeps on improving, cheap international calls are not impossible anymore and are even tend to be free of charge. So the next time you think of making a call to someone internationally, you might want to consider these options instead of paying too much for a single call.

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Tips for Making Cheap International Phone Calls

Regardless of how much time you spend on your phone, whether you are going out of the country with it every other week or even just once or twice every year, saving money in making international calls is important. Here are some of the things that you need to do in order to make cheap international calls regardless of where you are in the world.

Making Cheap International Calls

The most obvious and probably the most efficient advice when it comes to availing cheap international calls is for you to consider first if it is really necessary to make a phone call. Think of what exactly you are going to say during your call. Is it going to be long? Does it have to do with something extremely significant that it needs to be transmitted through a call?

Sending a roaming text, rather than calling, is much cheaper than a phone call that lasts for one minute. However, there is a chance that you might need to send multiple texts in order to fully transmit your message, although it is still a cheaper choice than calling. In addition, using pay phones for local phone calls and buying calling cards for international calls can save you a lot of money.

If it is not necessary for you to use your phone when you are abroad, set your phone in order to divert any calls it may receive to voicemail. If you do not do this and someone tries to call you and has that call go to voicemail because you were unable to answer it, you will still pay for the voicemail as if you answered the call in the first place.

If it is absolutely important for you not to lose contact with people from your country of origin, deactivate the divert of any of your mobile voicemail. Therefore, whenever someone calls you, you will be given the choice to answer or not, but regardless, the caller will not be diverted to voicemail, making it impossible to be charged for a voicemail message left by the caller.

If it is possible, only check your voicemail when you get home. Remember that listening to a voicemail costs the same as making an international call.

Another method of international calling is by buying a local PAYG SIM card. A country’s local PAYG, or Pay As You Go SIM card, will make landline calls much cheaper, and will even allow you to make cheap international calls or receive them without costing too much. However, before you decide to buy a card, check the rules in that country regarding the prices of international calls, or whether they would allow local SIM cards to accept calls from outside the country.

Another way of making cheap international calls is by buying a mobile roaming bundle or add-on, especially if you frequently leave the country and you use your phone to make international calls. Roaming add-ons or bundles can decrease the cost of your calls by as much as ten to ninety percent, depending on the mobile network and on the place where you are going. Before buying an add-on, think first of whether it is well-justified for you to avail of one considering how many calls you make.