Phone bills!!!!

Old Dec 6th 2005, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by worzel
As well as line rentals Telstra charge 25c to connect every call then charge by duration on top. That is like paying 3 times for every call. Big Pond is costing us a fortune too but at least by having both we get 50 free local calls per month.
was just about to add that W! The best thing to do is get online, and stay online (or access it from work). We found that we got chucked offline every hour or so, so we 'had' to reconnect and pay another 25c Our phonebills averaged aound $145 a month.
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Originally Posted by jimtrish
www.aapt.com.au we got a $59 cap which allows us cheap call all round oz and when we ring uk its only about $1.20 per 2mins for the first half hour, then you hang up and ring again and it starts again...we think its excellent, our friends recommended it and they have cheap bills now, whereas with telstra theirs was expensive.

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$1.20 for 2 minutes?? On our phonecard we pay optus for a local call (about 20c) then it works out about $1 for 1 hour!
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Originally Posted by chr1sarter
Dont use Skype, as it costs to call a landline. We use voipcheap.co.uk to call any UK/US or Australia land line for free. Good service

http://www.voipcheap.co.uk/en/index.html
That is interesting, I will give it a go, but how long will free landline calls last I wonder??

I use Skype all the time, Skypein, Skypeout and Skype to Skype, we have been here 2 months and so far with 2 children calling friends in UK, and me running my UK business I have spent 20 euros on Skype out.

I even find it better quality than Telstra line when phoning within Oz.

But free sounds even better!!!

Thanks for link Chr1sarter.
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Old Dec 6th 2005, 4:20 am
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Originally Posted by Pootle
$1.20 for 2 minutes?? On our phonecard we pay optus for a local call (about 20c) then it works out about $1 for 1 hour!
The original post may have been a typo. AAPT quote $1.98 for International calls up to 30 minutes, on their bundled plan. http://www.aapt.com.au/homephone/homechat/index.asp

They quote $0.18 per minute for normal rates to the UK. Plus a 35c connection fee.
 
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Originally Posted by ABCDiamond
The original post may have been a typo. AAPT quote $1.98 for International calls up to 30 minutes, on their bundled plan. http://www.aapt.com.au/homephone/homechat/index.asp

They quote $0.18 per minute for normal rates to the UK. Plus a 35c connection fee.
You may be right - I did wonder!
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Originally Posted by Pootle
$1.20 for 2 minutes?? On our phonecard we pay optus for a local call (about 20c) then it works out about $1 for 1 hour!

oops got all confused, we pay $1.20 for half an hour, just looked at the paper work, thats why you have to hang up after half an hour and start again.
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Originally Posted by Bengyboo
That is interesting, I will give it a go, but how long will free landline calls last I wonder??

I use Skype all the time, Skypein, Skypeout and Skype to Skype, we have been here 2 months and so far with 2 children calling friends in UK, and me running my UK business I have spent 20 euros on Skype out.

I even find it better quality than Telstra line when phoning within Oz.

But free sounds even better!!!

Thanks for link Chr1sarter.
Sort of free calls then, just got this from Voipcheap when I registered.

"You can now make FREE calls to several countries. These calls are limited to 1 minute per call. If you want UNLIMITED calls to our FREE destinations, all you have to do is go to our website and buy £10 worth of credit."

So free for now then they change the free countries to others, so you need to use your £10 credit. Or am I being cynical??

Worth £10 if you don't already use a Voip company but I think I will stick with Skype for now......Nearly free.
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