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Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

Old Jan 17th 2005, 3:28 pm
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A few people here recommended Big Zoo for calls to Europe. Great service and low rates, unfortunately they went out of business.

Any other suggestions for cheap calls to Europe. Calling card/access numbers ok. Thanks

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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

Originally Posted by DCMark
A few people here recommended Big Zoo for calls to Europe. Great service and low rates, unfortunately they went out of business.

Any other suggestions for cheap calls to Europe. Calling card/access numbers ok. Thanks
If you have broadband internet, try Lingo VOIP service. $20/month no taxes, free to US/Canada/Europe.
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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

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I moved to onesuite.com on the recommendation from others on this site. It works exactly the same way as Bigzoo and the rates are very similar.
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 4:16 pm
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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

There's a big thread on this already, maybe it's the voip one even....that's got lots of links already
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Thank you. Onesuite it is.
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 4:47 pm
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Not sure if it will work for you, but I really like the rates from
skype. You have to call from your computer, but you can call to a
regular telephone number. I use it to call Guatemala, but the rates
for Europe are excellent I believe. Also, I've had no complaints at
all about the audio. The calls are clearer than most calling cards
I've used.

http://www.skype.com/

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On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 16:28:46 +0000, DCMark
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    >A few people here recommended Big Zoo for calls to Europe. Great
    >service and low rates, unfortunately they went out of business.
    >Any other suggestions for cheap calls to Europe. Calling card/access
    >numbers ok. Thanks
 
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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

Originally Posted by DCMark
A few people here recommended Big Zoo for calls to Europe. Great service and low rates, unfortunately they went out of business.

Any other suggestions for cheap calls to Europe. Calling card/access numbers ok. Thanks

I phone my kids a lot in the UK and use the 10 10 987 service.
It's 39 cents to connnect and then 4 cents a minute.
But 14 cents a minute if I call their mobile phones.
I've used them for 6-7 months without any problems or 'extra' charges
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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

Originally Posted by rogerpenycate
I phone my kids a lot in the UK and use the 10 10 987 service.
It's 39 cents to connnect and then 4 cents a minute.
But 14 cents a minute if I call their mobile phones.
I've used them for 6-7 months without any problems or 'extra' charges

Just to follow up on that for anyone wanting a service from the UK to USA.
I've used Swiftcall for 3 years and that's 5 pence a minute.
You have to register with them and they take an initial 25 pounds from your credit card.
Once the balance gets down to 10 pounds they take another 25 pounds from my Amex and so on.
It's a good service as far as I'm concerned
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I use the 10 10 987 number too, to call Europe, and have done so for a couple of years, with no problems either.
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Old Jan 19th 2005, 12:27 am
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DCMark wrote:
    > A few people here recommended Big Zoo for calls to Europe. Great
    > service and low rates, unfortunately they went out of business.
    >
    > Any other suggestions for cheap calls to Europe. Calling card/access
    > numbers ok. Thanks
    >

If you have a cable modem (not DSL) dump your existing phone company and
move to Vonage. 25 bucks a month for unlimited calling within the USA
and Canada and 3 cents a minute to Europe. No extras, all features
(Caller ID, Voicemail etc) are all included

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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

Originally Posted by DCMark
A few people here recommended Big Zoo for calls to Europe. Great service and low rates, unfortunately they went out of business.

Any other suggestions for cheap calls to Europe. Calling card/access numbers ok. Also does anyone have the sex operator numbers for Europe? Thanks

I couldnt help you with this.
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Old Jan 19th 2005, 2:58 am
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Let me second that. Vonage is great! Also, if you sign up, make sure
to sign up under someone who has it already, as you can get the second
month for free. Of course, in the interest of full disclosure, the
person you sign up through gets a credit also. So when I tell you to
feel free to drop me an E-mail at [email protected]
(remove all the x's; I hate spam) and I will send you a link, it's not
just because I'm a nice guy. Of course, if you know a friend with
vonage, even better.

Also, to correct something that the previous poster mentioned, you
actually can get vonage with DSL. I called my phone company and they
turned off my regular phone service, and just gave me naked DSL.
After all was said and done, I ended up saving like $15/$20 a month.
Oh, and they send you the equipment for free.

Good luck.

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On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 18:27:42 -0700, Denis
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    >DCMark wrote:
    >> A few people here recommended Big Zoo for calls to Europe. Great
    >> service and low rates, unfortunately they went out of business.
    >>
    >> Any other suggestions for cheap calls to Europe. Calling card/access
    >> numbers ok. Thanks
    >>
    >If you have a cable modem (not DSL) dump your existing phone company and
    >move to Vonage. 25 bucks a month for unlimited calling within the USA
    >and Canada and 3 cents a minute to Europe. No extras, all features
    >(Caller ID, Voicemail etc) are all included
 
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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

Can you use Vonage with your home security system? At the moment my alarm automatically calls a centre who notifies the local police if my alarm is triggered. Would Vonage allow this?

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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

I'm using Gorliia Mobile http://www.gorillamobile.com/ to make calls from my US cellphone (we don't have a landline) to my family back in UK.

UK landlines are 5 cents a minute. UK mobiles are 25 cents a minute. No set-up fees of monthly minimums.

I call a New York Number to access. This call uses up my cellphone minutes if I call during the week - but my cell contract includes unlimited free weekends - so I can call the Gorilla access number for free (no minute costs) and then connect to UK landlines for 5 cents a minute.

I found out about them in a advert in one of the in-flight mags on our way over here. I've been using them since June last year and I am happy with the service so far.
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Default Re: Big Zoo is dead: Need advice on cheap calling to Europe

Originally Posted by izibear
I use the 10 10 987 number too, to call Europe, and have done so for a couple of years, with no problems either.
I've used the 10 10 987 number for almost 2 years now & it's been great. It has saved me so much money. I use it every day to call my fiance in the UK.
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