International calling cards for occassional use?
I call Canada once in a blue moon - and my cell and landline charges rates are too much. I'm thinking of buying a calling card, maybe sharing it with family who likewise make few international calls.
I can't find a link on Costco's site, are they no longer offered?
I also googled 'international calling card' and found callingcards.com. They seem to be a 'bundler', offering many company's cards, you choose the rate that works the best. Any other sites out there?
The cheapest per minute rate does not always equal the best deal - you would have to compare the following categories - this is an example from their Canada list, 'Express Call':
Rechargeable: [?] YES (they all seem to be rechargeable)
Connection Fee: No Connection Fee (this can be pricey!)
Billing Increment: 1 minutes (some are three minutes, some one second even)
Maintenance Fee: None (another one to watch for monthly bills, meh)
Communication Fees: 12% (varies!!!)
Payphone Surcharge: 99 Â¢ (standard, but who uses pay phones anymore?!)
Expiration: NONE (seems to be standard, but watch)
Some of them have pin-less dialing - yay - you register up to six phone lines and that skips the PIN, but you still have to dial the access # (from my cell, still free whether 800 or local).