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Old Jun 21st 2010, 2:14 pm
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Can someone suggest some reliable calling card to call to UK (landlines + Cell Phone) from US.

I want to get this calling card for someone who just came to USA for 3-4 weeks and doesn't have HSI at home.
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Old Jun 21st 2010, 2:50 pm
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Been a while since I used one, but I seem to remember one called the "Mega Clean Calling Card" - didn't charge you an access fee or anything and reasonable rates to UK landlines (1.7 cents a minute) and mobile phones (14 cents a minute). Used to buy them from a website called Cheap Phonecards, but looks like they are now called www.ephonecard.com. They will probably have a selection to choose from, but the site seems to be down at the mo.
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The Mega Clean & Stable card is provided by IDT, one of the larger such companies - they manage some of the supermarket branded phone cards such as Harris Teeter, and can be bought through the website http://www.uniontelecard.com/phoneca...an-and-stable/ 1.4 cents/minute to call UK landlines, 14 cents/minute to call UK mobile phones. No access fee, no monthly charges, you just pay local phone charges by calling a local access number.
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The Mega Clean & Stable card is provided by IDT, one of the larger such companies - they manage some of the supermarket branded phone cards such as Harris Teeter, and can be bought through the website http://www.uniontelecard.com/phoneca...an-and-stable/ 1.4 cents/minute to call UK landlines, 14 cents/minute to call UK mobile phones. No access fee, no monthly charges, you just pay local phone charges by calling a local access number.
Ah yes, that's the fella.
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Set yourself up with Skype. Load it with $10 and use Skype to Go. This is a US Skype number that you call from any type of normal phone and then from that dial any number in the UK. Landlines in UK cost 2.5c/m from your skype balance plus the cost of the call to the local skype number from whatever phone you are using.
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I use OneSuite.
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I use VOIPStunt and their new iphone app.
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http://speedypin.com/phone/cards/United+Kingdom

For a range of cards/flavours - issued via email. Not too bad - sometimes hard to get a line at peak times.
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I use mobilecaller.com , you can do the whole thing online, and change plans whenever you want to.
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Originally Posted by smilenow View Post
Can someone suggest some reliable calling card to call to UK (landlines + Cell Phone) from US.

I want to get this calling card for someone who just came to USA for 3-4 weeks and doesn't have HSI at home.
Onesuite is calling card with VoIP feature. It also has access number in U.K. to call back US or other countries.
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Get Google Voice. Free to sign up, 2 cents / minute to UK landlines and excellent sound quality. I can hook you up if you need an invite.
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I use tel3Advantage.com, I can use any phone and it costs me 2.5 cents a minute.
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Set yourself up with Skype. Load it with $10 and use Skype to Go. This is a US Skype number that you call from any type of normal phone and then from that dial any number in the UK. Landlines in UK cost 2.5c/m from your skype balance plus the cost of the call to the local skype number from whatever phone you are using.
I agree with the above. I use it all the time. I have also used something called Penny Talk which worked well too.
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Default Re: Calling Card to make calls to UK from USA

Originally Posted by smilenow View Post
Can someone suggest some reliable calling card to call to UK (landlines + Cell Phone) from US.

I want to get this calling card for someone who just came to USA for 3-4 weeks and doesn't have HSI at home.
I'm in kind of a backwards situation. I'm an American student earning my BA in the UK. When my parents call me from America on the landline (to my landline), they use a calling card from Costco. For $20, you get 700 minutes.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...rodid=11175927

I don't know too much about other calling cards out there, but we've been using these calling cards since 2005, and they've always worked great. I really hope that helps!
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