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Cheapest communication via Cell

Postby mustfsc » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 03:40:40 -0500

Hi!

I begin most likely (if nothing happens) this June my BA study in Virginia.

I wonder what the cheapest way would be to communicate with relatives in Germany via cell-phones form USA? I heard for instance that PUSH-TO-TALK is a nice way and will be used there quiet often... Any info on that?

Also, would it be wise to make a contract on the spot or should I use my German pre-paid card over there/purchae an American prepaid Card?


Thanks for any help.

Regards
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Cell Phone

Postby StudentGuru » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 04:44:28 -0500

Personally, I would get a US Prepaid Cell Phone (or if you have a GSM phone, just get a USA Prepaid Sim Card)

The one we offer has a free international calling account built in with $5 free

http://www.internationalstudent.com/prepaid_phones/

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Postby mustfsc » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 10:16:15 -0500

Thanks. Seems interesting. What about http://www.icallabroad.com/ which I found on your page? Is it recommended? The rates seem to be low. Or is there any catch in it? thanks
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Depends what you need

Postby StudentGuru » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 10:31:08 -0500

iCallAbroad.com is a great service and we certainly recommend it as an option if you just need an international calling service. What we have done though is bundle a sim card and mobile phone (or just a sim card if you need it) into one package with iCallAbroad.com. So if you buy a sim or phone - you automatically get $5 free iCallabroad.com

There is no catch with iCallabroad.com - its just a clean low per minute service

Hope this helps
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Postby mustfsc » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 11:26:20 -0500

OK, sounds interesting. However, need some further clarification or do you simply have the direct link to your offer?

I have a great phone (with Quadband for US use) and only need the SimCard. It defintely should have a cheap Germany-call-connection that iCallabroad seems to provide. What is the TOTAL for your offer? Can I order it from here or have to reach VA first?

Thanks!
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Information

Postby StudentGuru » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 11:51:51 -0500

What further clarification would you like?

You have the right phone and can get the sim card here:
http://www.internationalstudent.com/sim_cards/

This will cost you $49 and will have $30 call credit for the USA and $5 free iCallabroad.com credit!

You can order now - it will take 7 days to arrive outside the USA or you can wait till you are in the USA when it will take 4 days to arrive

I hope this helps
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Postby mustfsc » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:09:26 -0500

ok great - this sounds good - I will do it most likely.

next and hopefully last issue are the rates.

international/germany calls via icallabroad are really 5 cent? what are the rates for US calls?

I rather purchase it before I arrive at the US because I want to be reachable quickly and like to have my number to spread it... so will i get my new number with the package that hopefully reaches me after 7 days? will the shipping cost be higher?


thanks
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Postby mustfsc » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:12:29 -0500

ok could finde one answer at the FaQs: Q: Will the sim work in Europe?

A: No. The sim will only work in the USA and must be activated on your arrival. This is done over the phone and takes a couple of minutes. You get your US phone number when you activate the sim.


pls tell me about the rates. thanks
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Further Answers

Postby StudentGuru » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 01:13:02 -0500

Correct, the USA TMobile sim will not work in Europe but you would not want to use it here - only use this sim in the USA.

The rates to call the USA on iCallabroad.com are 5 cents via local access and for USA calls you would not use iCallAbroad.com but simply dial direct and these rates would be:
http://www.internationalstudent.com/sim ... cost.shtml

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Onesuite is good

Postby Dora » Sun, 09 Apr 2006 10:36:53 -0500

I've been using them for a while now. They're a prepaid service and their rates are very low. An added perk is that you can manage your account via their website. You just make a deposit and recharge your account as you go. I can speak from experience when I say that you won't have to recharge your account often. I've been using them for a little over eight months and I've only made two deposits (and I make calls to Mexico often). Their U.S. to Germany rates are 0.03 a minute. That's pretty hard to beat.
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Re: Cheapest communication via Cell

Postby JenCook » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:45:47 -0500

I've had luck communicating with family overseas by talking via Skype and Facetime using open Wi-Fi wherever I happen to be. My 3G connection is usually too choppy to keep the call connected, though.
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Re: Cheapest communication via Cell

Postby MndyThsis » Wed, 17 Jul 2013 05:59:33 -0500

Mobile broadband and cell phones has reduced expenses. Along with this there are many other services as well like VoIP and SIP that brings you real saving and deliver high quality service .
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Re: Cheapest communication via Cell

Postby asad12345 » Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:56:26 -0500

I wonder what the cheapest way would be to communicate with relatives in Germany via cell-phones form USA? I heard for instance that PUSH-TO-TALK is a nice way and will be used there quiet often... Any info on that :lol:
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