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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby StroppyChops » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:09 pm

General Mackevili wrote:3G in my apartment.

Ironically, only 2G on the open rooftop.
Weird.
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby sammycooke » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:29 pm

Someone mentioed paid skype. Skype to skype is free right? I tried it out to a friend in Thailand and it seemed to eat a lot of data. Paying for skype to regular landlines or cells would incur both the skype charge and the used data no? Some of the plans mentioned seem pretty cheap for fata and international calls. I guess going to a knowledgeable dealer and I should be on my way in no time
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:51 am

sammycooke wrote:Someone mentioed paid skype. Skype to skype is free right? I tried it out to a friend in Thailand and it seemed to eat a lot of data. Paying for skype to regular landlines or cells would incur both the skype charge and the used data no? Some of the plans mentioned seem pretty cheap for fata and international calls. I guess going to a knowledgeable dealer and I should be on my way in no time
Paid Skype uses a combination of phone and data and allows you to direct call mobiles and landlines in other countries at a reduced rate. The quality of the call is usually better, although this is governed by the data connection on your calling device (typically your mobile). You can buy blocks, say $10 USD, that don't expire. Typically much more reliable than free Skype to Skype unless you and your contact are both on very good connections.
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby General Mackevili » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:44 am

sammycooke wrote: Paying for skype to regular landlines or cells would incur both the skype charge and the used data no?
Yes, correct.

Still, the data is cheap as chips.

It definitely depends where you're calling to see if it's worth it.

Skype lists their international call rates.

I pay about $50 a year and I can call to the USA and Canada, landlines and mobile, unlimited, and it also gives me a phone number, which allows anyone to call ME from any phone.
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby JBTrain » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:07 am

General Mackevili wrote:
sammycooke wrote: Paying for skype to regular landlines or cells would incur both the skype charge and the used data no?
Yes, correct.

Still, the data is cheap as chips.

It definitely depends where you're calling to see if it's worth it.

Skype lists their international call rates.

I pay about $50 a year and I can call to the USA and Canada, landlines and mobile, unlimited, and it also gives me a phone number, which allows anyone to call ME from any phone.
GrooveIP for Android does all that for free.
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby sammycooke » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:05 am

Wow that is cheap because these are the rates from Canada to Cambodia through Skype: (Cut and pasted from their site)

Rates to Cambodia
USD - American Dollars

Pay As You Go

Skype Credit, 27¢1/min

Buy Skype Credit



Subscriptions
Call landlines and mobiles

60 min, $12.49 per month 20.8¢/min

120 min, $23.99 per month 20¢/min

400 min, $62.99 per month 15.7¢/min

Also available with Skype Credit

SMS to Cambodia, 9.7¢ per message

Connection fee applies.
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:14 pm

JBTrain wrote:GrooveIP for Android does all that for free.
It calls international mobile to mobile (phone connection, not IP call) for free? Do you have a link for that?
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby General Mackevili » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:11 pm

StroppyChops wrote: Do you have a link for that?
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:52 pm

^ that takes a little deciphering. First, it's US-centric. Second, I'd bet the receiving party is getting slugged if they're not using the app.
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Re: Best option for short term cell phone plan

Postby General Mackevili » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:08 pm

StroppyChops wrote: I'd bet the receiving party is getting slugged if they're not using the app.
Say what?
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