The pros & cons of cheap international calls
What are the best ways to make
cheap international calls?
There are a lot of ways to make international calls but many of these ways are restrictive,
expensive or out dated.
Let’s look at the pros and cons for all the different methods of calling internationally so you
can make international calls in the easiest and cheapest way…
Calling from YOUR
Calling from the comfort of your home has its plus points; it’s comfortable, easy and familiar.
However, it’s quite outdated as it can be expensive depending what kind of plan you have -
and as you have no idea how much you are spending until you get your bill costs can spiral out
In addition, relying on your landline to make international phone calls means you are
sacrificing mobility and easy access.
Using VOIP (Like Skype)
Making international calls from your computer has become a popular way of calling,
predominantly because it’s free, which is
generally always a good thing. However, the
quality of calls are often very poor with time
delays in the conversation, problems with being
able to hear each other and getting cut off.
It really does make having a conversation with
friends and family quite challenging. Plus you
need an internet connection in order to be able
to make and receive calls.
This is probably the newest way to make cheap
international calls; it gives you the freedom to
make calls wherever you are from your mobile
phone – without your network provider charging
you for it.
International calling services attach the
international phone number you want to dial to
a local number of the country you are in. This way
you just pay for calling a local number; this is often
free on many contracts.You then just pay the
international calling provider a very small rate per
You are in control of how much you spend and get
extremely low rates. The only downside is you
have to register but it only takes a minute.
Years ago this used to be the best method to
make international calls as the rates used to be
very good, however the lengthy process of
dialling the access phone number, your pin
number and then the number you want to call
If you leave the card at home or lose it, you can’t
make a call when you want to. Plus the access
number is often a free call number which isn’t free
to call from your mobile phone.
Calling from your contract
If you don’t have an international calling plan set
up on your mobile phone contract, making
international calls will be incredibly expensive.
Although sometimes you need to for convenience
but its really best to avoid this option altogether.
If you use an online international calling service you can call from your mobile phone without the