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    International prepaid calling card advice

    I'd like to call a friend in Italy from the US - any recommendations on calling cards? Sites that reviews products, compares rates and prices, etc.? Just trying to get some unbiased user opinions.

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    I use Skype for all my international calls. I have a slow broadband connection (512K) and I've had no problems calling all over the world.

    Here are the Skype rates in USD:

    http://www.skype.com/products/skypeo...l?currency=USD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave719
    I'd like to call a friend in Italy from the US - any recommendations on calling cards? Sites that reviews products, compares rates and prices, etc.? Just trying to get some unbiased user opinions.
    Be very careful when buying prepaid calling cards, especially ones that cater to international calling. Many cards advertise a low per-minute rate but charge a high connection per call charge. Some charge a monthly service charge after the first time you use the card. Some expire after a certain period of time.

    I always tell people to stay away from buying no-name cards at convenience stores. They are the ones that cause the most complaints.
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    Oh, I've got a recommendation. I'll shoot you a PM in a couple of minutes once I've gotten the information I use. I call Italy regularly and cheaply.

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    I like the net2phone cards well enough - but there IS a connection fee (I think). When choosing a card, you wnat to figure out what kind of calls you make most often - if you tend to make long calls, a card with a connection fee but very low per-minute rates is best; if you make lots of short calls, a higher rate without a connection fee might be better. Of course, a very low rate and no fees would be even better for both - but that's really hard to find
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