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#1 Crazysah

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:37

Hello,

I'm on T-Mobile right now. I'm willing to get a second line if I have to or use some internet service.

What's the cheapest way to call India and UAE?

I don't want to use Viber (that's my last resort). I need to call some mobile phones which don't have it installed and that's why it is only my last resort.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:52

Is Skype an option?

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:54

The cheapest way is free. The way to do that is through apps (Such as Viber, Facebook Messenger, Skype etc). If cost is truly an issue, shouldn't really be a problem having someone install the app. Of course, it would truly only be free over WiFi on both ends.

Regardless, if you want free or super cheap, there needs to be an app on both ends. Otherwise, it's going to cost you.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:14

Skype isn't an option for the moment and Viber is blocked in UAE. That's the main problem. I need something that will work in the UAE for calling from the USA. Even if I have to pay for it. It needs to be unlimited though from my side (USA).

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:28

Have you thought about using one of the VoIP services to setup a phone number in the country you want to call regularly? Why is Skype not an option (just curious)? It has the ability to call over the Internet as well to landlines/cell phones (for a fee).

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:33

Have you thought about using one of the VoIP services to setup a phone number in the country you want to call regularly? Why is Skype not an option (just curious)? It has the ability to call over the Internet as well to landlines/cell phones (for a fee).


Setup a VoIP service? Where from? I want to call New York to Dubai.
Skype isn't an option cause doesn't work on two people's phone and plus is sometimes blocked there.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:39

I'm not familiar with any of these in particular, but a little further research for reviews and such would probably yield some good options :)

VoIP UAE

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:41

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:52

Skype subscriptions? Only you need Skype at your end. The other person can be called on his regular mobile number. Its not too cheap for India - 13.5 hours a month costs me about 800 rupees, and I suspect UAE will probably be even higher. But its much cheaper than international calls.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 13:35

I do remember Skype being blocked in the UAE when I was there. Didn't know Viber was though.

I have seen adverts for Vonage having unlimited international calling to lots of countries, and for a reasonable price. I know India was on the list, but not sure about UAE, you'd have to look.

edit: Just talked to a lovely girl here who is from that region, and she regularly calls India, Jordan, UAE, and Sudan. She says Vonage is good, but one called NobelTalk is even better. She said the cost is reasonable ($10 for 300 minutes to the UAE, rates vary by the country you are calling to and from but India is quite cheap in comparison) and the lines are clearer than any other service she has tried.

Hope that helps :D

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 23:11

MagicJack thru your computer :p

http://www.magicjack.com/plus-v05/

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 23:05

MagicJack thru your computer :p

http://www.magicjack.com/plus-v05/

I use it already, it is ok.
U can use the plus version, but mail a peice to the other one ,so they can call you on U.S number for free from their side

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:51

magicjack or skype
not sure about uae lol

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:29

How about Rebtel?

it worked great for me and was considerably cheaper than other services. my ref link http://www.rebtel.com/u/0705864984

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 20:13

You can try Vonage instead of MagickJack, pretty sure MJ is a ripoff and being sued left and right for a bunch of things. they might not be around for too much longer