The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Dial to Save.
It only takes opening up a newspaper or turning on a news report to see that migration to the United States is rising day by day. Since this is the case, making international calls continues to be a necessity for many people here who wish to communicate with family members and friends in other nations. However, this goal usually doesn’t go well when trying to cut your phone bill.
The Problem With Making International Calls
In previous years, it was pretty impossible to make cheap international calls by any means. While things have improved immensely over time, it still takes a bit of searching and comparison shopping to decipher the best route to take for international calls.
Things to be considered are the country where the call will be received, as well as if the number is a landline or a cell number – as the prices vary based on these circumstances. For instance, there are really only a few options available when considering cheap calls to India or cheap calls to Pakistan.
The Most Popular Way To Make Cheap International Calls
The most popular method over time has been calling cards. These are available anywhere on the internet, most major convenience stores, and many small corner stores. The prices vary very much with calling cards, so it is important to comparison shop based on your specific destination country.
Alternative Ways To Make Cheap International Calls
- Skype – Many who are more computer-savvy use resources such as Skype which has very cheap international rates, video capabilities, and free calls if the person at the other end also has a Skype number.
- Google voice is quickly becoming a major player in the international calling market!
- Another popular option that is available is an access number option – where specific contacts are given a corresponding phone number and you pay a lower rate for calling that number.
While these are all good options, what is interesting is that the major land-line companies and cell phone companies have not yet honed in on the needs of their customers and started offering truly competitive rates for the millions of people that are looking to make cheap international calls. Instead of lurking on the internet for hours and comparing, many would rather just add a plan to their existing phone.
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