View Single Post
Old 02-22-2008, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Model: None
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 1,638
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Discounted international calling from your cell

Please Login to Remove!

Packet8 happens to be my VOIP provider and they have offered discounted international rates from your cell phone for $4.99/month. Not really worth it.

But temporarily they're letting people sign up for no monthly fee "for the life of your service!"

Packet8 VoIP International Calling Using a Mobile Phone

You download a little app to your phone which intercepts calls starting with 011 or a + and then routes it to the Packet8 network. Rates are pretty good and as far as I can tell are the same rates I get for my home phone. Billed to a Packet8 account you create and not your cell service provider. It says it's a virtual calling card.

If you store all your phone numbers with a + in front like I do, it will let it dial normally if you're calling from the same country you're calling to. So all my US calls are completely unaffected.

When I called an international number, it dialed an 858 area code (San Diego, CA) number followed by a ton of digits, then connected my call.

Last edited by monkeypaw : 02-22-2008 at 11:30 PM.
Offline   Reply With Quote