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Title: Best Calling Cards from China to the US?
Post by: Ivyman on July 22, 2021, 01:08:44 AM
Hi Everyone,

I need to do some business calls, or call professionals.  It will be hours of phone calls.

1.  In Korea, I used calling cards.

Sometimes, I use a Skype dialer.

2.  What do you guys use for calling from China to the US?

Any calling cards, Nobel.com brokers, etc.?


Title: Re: Best Calling Cards from China to the US?
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on July 22, 2021, 05:50:39 PM
For phone cards, your best option is to buy a cheap one of multiple types.  I saw some that offered very low per-minute rates (some even billed in 1/10 minute segments).  Test calls showed that the rates on many of the ones I tested were fake.  The excuse was "taxes aren't included".  I call BS on that for 2 reasons.  First, these taxes varied wildly from card to card for calls between the same 2 cities.  Second, after plowing through a pile of cards, I finally found one which charged just about exactly what it claimed, and was cheaper than the cheapest one after the undocumented taxes were added.

This was well over a decade ago and I don't remember any of the brands.

Skype can work in China.  Another option is a Google Voice number.  Setting one up requires (or required when I set it up) a US phone number that can receive a conformation code.  Once its set up, you don't really need access to that number anymore.