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March 21, 2008 7:28 AM   Subscribe

Is there a better option for international phone forwarding than Skype?

I would like to have a US phone number redirect to my German phone number, but Skype's rates to German mobiles are quite high. Are there any other options?
posted by cmonkey to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
In general, the connect rates for mobile phones are very high. A different provider might be a bit less expensive, but connecting to a German cell phone is always going to be more expensive than connecting to a German landline.
posted by b1tr0t at 7:30 AM on March 21, 2008


I don't mind paying something but calling another mobile from mine costs 0.13 EUR, so I know that Skype charges much more than just the connection tariff, thus the desire to find cheaper options.
posted by cmonkey at 7:38 AM on March 21, 2008


There are a lot of VOIP services like jajah, rebtel, fring, ...
There are a lot more. I myself have used rebtel for a while to call mobile-to-mobile between the S and NL. It's quite affordable but the quality was quite bad.
I'm curious as to experiences with other services.
posted by jouke at 8:06 AM on March 21, 2008


Koala Calling offers this, among other inexpensive telecom facilities aimed at international travelers.

I've used their ringback service before. Worked great, every time I used it. I'm pretty sure that Koala is a one or two-man operation reselling services from telecom providers.
posted by toxic at 8:57 AM on March 21, 2008


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