Calling the "States"


#1

How much does it cost to call the states. I’m looking for basic rates for a regular phone, as well as, for the average cell phone (NT$, please). Also, are there any cheap ways to call? I know I can buy a calling card, but barring that, anything else?

Thanks, Jonathan

Ok… this is my last post for the evening. Me and my happy typing fingers will go somewhere else…


#2

The cheapest way I use is via http://www.net2phone.com and ADSL service.

I only pay 4c per minute on Net2phone and of course the monthly charges to Hinet…

But since I use DSL for other stuff, my international phone bill has gone from $1500 per month to a few dollars (depending on how long I use the Net2phone service!)

Quality is okay. I tried to Dialpad, but didn’t like their service.

Kenneth


#3

I am not exactly sure how much I pay but I have the type of cell phone plan that I load up as I go. A 600 NT card allows me to call the US multiple times/ about 3 hours.


#4

I posted a question about calling Europe last week and got quite a bit of info that would apply to calling N America too. Check it out: http://oriented.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=8&t=000333


#5

I just called my mom in Seattle on my cell phone. I use those Far East Tone prepaid IF Cards. We talked for 16 minutes, and it was NT$64, which is about US 12 cents per minute. Too high, but easy!!! And frankly, it’s a lot less than I expected it to be! I’m about to sign up for one of the computer phone things though, as soon as I get a headset. I’m looking at iConnectHere.com as they have a service plan called the North America 400 plan that is 400 minutes in calls to the US or Canada from anywhere in the world for $4.95 per month. That’s about 1.2 cents per minute! I haven’t actually tried it yet, since I don’t have a headphone, but if anyone does, let me know how it goes!

Karen