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Old Aug 5th 2011, 8:33 pm
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We were using phone cards from the local Dollar Tree for a couple of years to call back to the UK. 25 land line minutes for $1.00. They have discontinued the cards so we are looking for a new alternative. Any suggestions???
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Old Aug 5th 2011, 9:10 pm
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Old Aug 5th 2011, 9:12 pm
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Skype is great for most of the family but Dad can't be arsed!
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I got an AT&T card from Target in 2009 and still use the original balance on it. The rates seem pretty good but the best part for us (since we are rare callers) is that the minutes never expire.
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We use AT&T cards from Walmart. The rates are pretty good if you call a landline, but they SUCK if you want to call a mobile/cell phone. I think you get 400 landline minutes for $30. Make sure you get the orange ones, and buy a new one every time it runs out or you pay a hefty fee to re-charge it.

We use Skype most of the time, but I haven't checked in to their paid subscription services so I don't know if their rates are better than AT&T. Might be worth a look.
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T-mobile has a deal you can add to your contract - $15 for unlimited calls to UK landlines.
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Originally Posted by scouserwife View Post
Skype is great for most of the family but Dad can't be arsed!
You can skype to landlines it's about 1c per min to the UK
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Google Voice...free calls in the US, 2c/min to landlines in UK, get your own US number for free, auto routing calls, smart phone support, free SMS within the US etc etc...

(they ought to pay me)
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Originally Posted by ljaw2002uk View Post
T-mobile has a deal you can add to your contract - $15 for unlimited calls to UK landlines.
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(*Unlimited international Talk and Text requires qualifying unlimited domestic calling and messaging plan.)

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http://www.uniontelecard.com/phoneca...-stable/rates/

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They sell one at Costco, it might be MCI. Have had it for a couple of years, still have loads of minutes left and it was fairly cheap I think.
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Originally Posted by Kar98 View Post
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(*Unlimited international Talk and Text requires qualifying unlimited domestic calling and messaging plan.)
Well worth it in my opinion. I would spend more than that on calling cards a month anyway!
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Another vote for Google Voice, the most awesome phone service ever, I can call my mum in the UK from my cellphone at any time for 2 cents a minute.

If you happen to have an android phone it integrates awesomely with GV and the result it amazing functionality.
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Originally Posted by scouserwife View Post
We were using phone cards from the local Dollar Tree for a couple of years to call back to the UK. 25 land line minutes for $1.00.
Wow you were being robbed! We use comfi/Bizon
http://www.comfi.com/calling-cards/UK
We get approx 62 mins for what you pay for 4!

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Originally Posted by Gingerert View Post
We use AT&T cards from Walmart. The rates are pretty good if you call a landline, but they SUCK if you want to call a mobile/cell phone. I think you get 400 landline minutes for $30. Make sure you get the orange ones, and buy a new one every time it runs out or you pay a hefty fee to re-charge it.
Check out Comfi too... I have been using them for a about 3 years now, it is exactly like using a calling car except you buy them online. We use Bizon (via comfi) if you register your phone number(s) with them they recognise you when you call so you only have to enter you calling/destination number.
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