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Int'l long distance calling question

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Int'l long distance calling question

Post Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:19 am

Hello

I just posted this message in "personal finance" but figured I'd post it here too.

I am going to be spending a year or so traveling all over South America and my mom wants to sign on with a service called Onesuite to get cheap long distance rates to stay in touch. They're a long distance service provider that just lets you set up an account by depositing whatever you want into it and then your calls draw off that. You just "recharge" the account by depositing more money. It seems like a good deal and the rates are good to a number of areas in South America. Has anyone ever used Onesuite before? Calling relatives, traveling, etc..? They seem good based on my research but I'd love to hear from someone who may have actually used the service.

Thanks!

 

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Re: Int'l long distance calling question

Post Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:47 am

Hey Ninjcat

Unfortunately I do not have any experience with Onesuit, but Ive been living in Mexico for the last 2 years, so I know at least something about cheap international calls.
What I really can recommend is, that you use Skype.com to call your family. You just need to open on online account and buy a headset (about 5USD) and from every internet cafe or home PC you can call home at great rates. The quality is also VERY good.

Hope this advice was any useful.
Greetings!

 

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Re: Int'l long distance calling question

Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:34 am

Hey Ninjacat

I actually signed on with onesuite a couple years ago and I used them to call Chile (mostly) when my mom was working down there. I just hung onto the service after her return and continue to use it for my long distance calling. I checked into their access number list and they have them all over south america, even more than when I originally signed on. If you're going to be bouncing around from place to place they look like a pretty good option. Good luck with your travels!

 

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Re: Int'l long distance calling question

Post Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 4:00 pm

@ninjacat: I'm a Onesuite user and I'm using it too call my relative back in the Philippines.

Onesuite.com is really a cheap alternative long distance. It's really good for calling any countries and with 2.5 cents per minute rate within U.S. you wouldn't need a separate card for calls inside the U.S.

The problem with Skype and other VOIP services is you need to have computer access and a fast internet connection to be able to use it. With Onesuite, you just pick up your landline or cell phone and you will be able to dial any number without getting expensive charges thru your local phone provider. BTW, I've compared the rates before and found out that Onesuite rates are lower to Skype rates.

HTH

 

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Re: Int'l long distance calling question

Post Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:40 pm

Been a Onesuite user for many months now and I find their voip very useful and inexpensive because I could use it where ever I am as long as I have an internet connection.

From Philippines calling back the U.S. is only 2.5cents per minute and my mom in the U.S. could use it too as a prepaid card and voip service at the same time.

 

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