Cheap calling abroad App anyone?

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  1. Sandeep Senggutuvan

    Sandeep Senggutuvan New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am looking for an app which will allow me to effectuate cheap calls from abroad. I am currently in India but am going to the UK in a month to do my masters. I will be calling my family like crazy, however, I will need a good VoiP application to do the trick .

    Anything other than skype please.

    Much appreciated in advance!

    S.
     
  2. iphonewarrior

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  3. Sandeep Senggutuvan

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    thanks, warrior.
    will give it a try. 1.5 euro cents per minute to mobile sounds tantalizing. will leave the question open for more suggestions however.
     
  4. Chex

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    I use Skype...what's it's downside for you?


    Sent by iPhone 5 using iCafe app...Voices of dissension are the root of change for unfair practices...
     
  5. Sandeep Senggutuvan

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    Chex, well using skype you would need to have a data plan (or available wifi network).

    I was thinking of being able to use the simple cellphone call function to talk for cheap (i.e. something like a calling card).

    I have found a service called rebtel. I registered with them, however i am not sure if it is exactly what i am looking for. I tried installing their app on an iPhone but no matter what it would not take my telephone number (which serves as my username).

    Any good/bad words about rebtel?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Europa

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    If you don't want to use Skype, the best option is to unlock the phone and get prepaid SIM cards in the countries you visit.
     
  7. Vcoronel127

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    tango app or viber app
     
  8. TudorJ

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    Have a look at Truphone. You can even get a local number in the UK and US. Works over WiFi and 3G.



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  9. Brad5Patterson

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    Thanks for the Q, Sandeep and all these answers. Viber works well 4 me.
     
  10. Sandeep Senggutuvan

    Sandeep Senggutuvan New Member

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    wow, thanks for all the suggestions. I would combine TudorJ's suggestion with that of Europa.

    I can see that you can buy Truphone sim cards and works perfect for the UK. I would get someone in iNdia to unlock my iPhone 5 once I get hold of a contract device.

    Thanks again!

    Edit: Brad, you are welcome, thanks for the suggestion.
     
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