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16 minutes ago, Our Man in the Tropics said:

what is cheapest rate-per-minute ?

Calling card with free local access?

 

Some claim some global Skype plan is cost-effective.

 

You are calling fixed lines, or mobiles, in those countries?

 

Typically termination tariffs in countries dominate the cost/price.

 

A question asked and answered here gazillions of times, so a search would work or you.

 

A lot depends on how many minutes per (day/week/month). and which countries are called.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

Calling card with free local access?

I recently visited shops in Bangkok I know to be specializing in international calling-cards as recently as some 7 years ago ;

They told me that international calling-cards are no longer available in Thailand.

 

I confess that I do not understand your "... with free local access" part of your sentence.

 

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2 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

 

Some claim some global Skype plan is cost-effective.

I forgot about researching Skype anew ;

Have just done so on your prompting.

There appears to be costly charges in addition to the basic charge-per-minute.

 

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2 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

 

You are calling fixed lines, or mobiles, in those countries?

fixed-lines [ land-lines ]

&

mobiles

 

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2 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

termination tariffs in countries

I in the dark as to what are "termination tariffs".

 

From your phrasing "in countries", I presume ;

such tariffs are charged by the phone-call receiving country's network ?

 

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Many thanks, mtls 2005, for what is a helpful reply anyway.

 

I think I should continue to pursue enquiries on the "wifi only" option.

 

Over the weekend I hope to visit  customer-care centre of each Thailand based network for to get satisfactory understanding on their "wifi only" services, & the costs to me for phoning "land-lines" & "mobiles" located in those 4 countries I list above.

 

Regards,

 

Our Man in the Tropics

 

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1 minute ago, Our Man in the Tropics said:

"... with free local access" part I do not understand what u mean.

This is a number here in thailand you call from your mobile phone for access, this call is free and you do not pay for any minutes from your balance, once you have access you follow the calling card providers instructions.

 

Termination tariffs are what a country charges to receive the call and route it to the called party.

 

In some countries these can be quite high, and are why fees to mobiles are higher than those to fixed lines, in some countries.

 

4 minutes ago, Our Man in the Tropics said:

I recently visited shops in Bangkok

Look on the interwebs. FB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 1/18/2022 at 10:26 AM, SAFETY FIRST said:
On 1/17/2022 at 11:38 PM, toast1 said:

Can I turn off the network and just do wifi calls only?

Are you Australian? 

 

This feature is standard on all Australian phones. 

 

I don't know if Thailand offers this option. 


Wi-Fi calling relies on a technology called SIP/IMS that sends your phone call through the internet instead of routing to a cell tower. Since you're not using a cell tower to place the call, you don't need a cellular service in order to make a call.

 

Aussie's offers this as a safety feature.

You'll find its not available in Thailand 

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On 1/20/2022 at 10:15 AM, Our Man in the Tropics said:

I forgot about researching Skype anew ;

Have just done so on your prompting.

There appears to be costly charges in addition to the basic charge-per-minute.

Your research seems to be giving you incorrect information 

from my account here are 2 calls

 May 16 22:53    +441359xxxxxx, United Kingdom Call $0.023     12:21    $0.350
Apr 09 13:28    +442076xxxxxx, United Kingdom Call $0.023    53:43    $1.300

the rate to the USA landlines is also $0.023 (as with many countries) so a call rate of well under $2 per hour seem reasonable 

 

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On 5/20/2022 at 4:13 PM, sometimewoodworker said:

Your research seems to be giving you incorrect information 

from my account here are 2 calls

 May 16 22:53    +441359xxxxxx, United Kingdom Call $0.023     12:21    $0.350
Apr 09 13:28    +442076xxxxxx, United Kingdom Call $0.023    53:43    $1.300

the rate to the USA landlines is also $0.023 (as with many countries) so a call rate of well under $2 per hour seem reasonable 

 

Thank u, sometimewoodworker, for this very helpful information ;

And,- it referring to very recent situation.

 

I have been delayed in  pursuing the overall matter since engaging in this thread discussion ;

But,- this week it crossed my mind to resume this mission over the next few weeks.

Hopefully I will have reason to post personal success soon.

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