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Suggestion Long distance phone calls

Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by Dutchie, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Dr. Shiva

    Dr. Shiva DI Senior Member

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    I'm looking for a cheap way to make calls Switzerland <=> Philippines. Normal means are horribly expensive.
     
  2. TheDude

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    Google Voice

    I use Google Voice to send / receive free texts. I receive voice mails to my number. I have used it to make free calls to the U.S. but I haven't used it for that in a while. The service seems to be regularly changing, so I don't know what the current state is for calling but I'm sure the feature is still there. All free.
     
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  3. AlwaysRt

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    I don't call from the computer, downloaded the 'Hangouts Dialer' app on my phone. It connects to my GoogleVoice number for free calls to the US. Annual fee is $0
     
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    Magic Jack is great, too. I had to set it up in the states before I went to the Philippines so that I could have a US based #. I forget what happened, but it stopped working, though, and I switched to using Skype.
     
  5. Notmyrealname

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    I sent you a PM as, in addition to telling you where to get them (Globe/TM outlets for other interested persons), I let you know I have two for sale as I am using skype. Tell me if you did not get my PM as I seem not to be very good at sending them!
     
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    Thanks, you have convinced me, that's the way I will go. Sounds like the best thing is to get it while still here in the States and set it up and then bring it with me. A nice feature is that I can transfer my existing phone number to the magic jack phone so I don't even need to give my friends a new number to call.
     
  7. jimeve

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    Didn't get your PM. Thanks I got one from Globe before I saw your post as the site was being upgraded.
     
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