Screw the phone company... Hehehe!
THIS JUST IN!
Aol's new BETA release of Instant Messenger v3.5 now supports VOICE CHAT! You need to download the latest beta to use it... and your buddy needs to have the latest beta, too! Somebody, please download this version so we can chat... I have yet to try it because nobody else I know has the program yet! Then Email me or find me online... we'll set up a time, and we can talk...
Sherly and I manage to keep in contact regularly. We send Email EVERY day. Email is nice, but no substitute for a simple phone call. But... I would go broke calling the Philippines all the time at typical "discount rates".
What are you paying for long distance to the Philippines?
Too much, I am sure! If you're a typical AT&T or MCI customer, here's the best deal they will give you...
I have been searching for a better way, a cheaper way, to make a phone call. I tried everything, I think... I played the "BIG 3" phone companies off each other. I got rates as low as $.46 a minute... BUT, only for a limited time (6 months) and then there are those annoying dinnertime calls as each company tries to win you back. I tried phone cards, which had some problems, too. A card cost $20, at a rate of only $.17 a minute! BUT, there is a flat $3 "connect fee" for aech call. So you could talk over 100 minutes for $20 in ONE call, but if you split it into 4 calls, they were only 15 minutes long. That makes you per-minute cost OVER $.30 a minute. There's a lot of other problems with calling cards, too... you call an 800- number, enter your PIN#, and then the international phone #. You have dialed over 30 digits for one call! And if there is a problem, you call customer service, wait on hold, and then MAYBE they will credit your account. I even tried NET2PHONE, making calls from my computer to her phone using the internet at around $.30 a minute, but found the service to the Philippines to be poor quality (it's okay for domestic long distance)
Then... I found a cheaper and easier way!
The woman I got my calling cards from wrote me, and told me she was getting out of calling cards... But also told me a bout this great deal...
$2.99 for the first 10 minutes and then just $.29 a minute after that!
And it's easy, too... just dial... 10-10-220 and then the full international phone number.
You will be billed on your local phone bill, at $ 2.99 for up to 10 minutes, then just $ .29 for each additional minute, and a federal tax. SIMPLE! EASY! You could make a 10 minute phone call every week for about $12 a month. Without a special deal from your long distance carrier, you could pay that much for ONE 12 minute call!
Need more information?
Visit their web page: http://www.10-10-220.com
Tip: Use the speed dial on your phone to store 10-10-220, or use windows dialer.exe to store 10-10-220 plus the number. 10-10-220 plus an international number is too large for most phones to deal with, but window's dialer will!
FREE DOMESTIC LONG DISTANCE??
Yes, you can call ANYONE in the USA FOR FREE if you have...
JUST GO TO: http://www.dialpad.com
And call from your computer to any phone in the USA...