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Old 25th September 2008, 11:40   #1
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Default Cheapest PC to Phone to call UK?

Whats the cheapest way to call UK from India? Satyam iWay has a VOIP booth where it costs Rs.9/- per minute.

Is there anything cheaper? Its for calling UK Mobiles (not landlines)
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Old 25th September 2008, 14:57   #2
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if you need landlines then try voipstunt.com
their mobile rate works out at about 12Rs/min, though
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Old 25th September 2008, 18:39   #3
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These are Skype rates from India to UK. Take your pick.

United Kingdom $ 0.021
United Kingdom-London $ 0.021
United Kingdom - Mobile $ 0.253
United Kingdom - Premium Rate - Band 1 $ 0.486
United Kingdom - Premium Rate - Band 2 $ 0.971
United Kingdom - Premium Rate - Band 3 $ 1.457
United Kingdom - Premium Rate - Band 4 $ 2.428
United Kingdom - Premium Rate - Band 5 $ 2.914
United Kingdom-Shared Cost-0844 $ 0.118
United Kingdom-Shared Cost-0845 $ 0.128
United Kingdom-Shared Cost-0870 $ 0.181
United Kingdom-Shared Cost-0871 $ 0.227
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Old 25th September 2008, 20:49   #4
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Thanks guys, but I wanted anything cheaper than Satyam iWay...the above options are more expensive :(

For calling landlines, its very cheap but UK mobiles are expensive to call!
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Old 25th September 2008, 21:27   #5
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Voipcheap | Cheap calling rates!

EUR/min Incl.VAT

United Kingdom (Landline) SuperDeal! FREE* FREE*
United Kingdom (Mobile) SuperDeal! 0.080 0.095

Clarity is very good.
I'm using it.

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Old 26th September 2008, 17:12   #6
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Check this, it is free!
Voice-over-IP gateway for Google Talk, MSN and Yahoo Users
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Old 26th September 2008, 17:16   #7
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Download Nonoh VOIP softphone from Nonoh | Free calls

Its cheapest I have found works 3 cents per minute from europe to india.

many countries including USA are free & it works out nearly Rs1.8 per minute to most paid countries.

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Do any one of you have any idea of what happened to HotFone?

I remember using it from UAE, few years back, and they had the cheapest rate at that time for making PC to phone (landline or mobile).

Searching for it now and nothing turned up!
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Old 26th September 2008, 17:58   #9
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In this, the other party in the UK has to call a local UK number to get connected to me...it will be free for me but for the other person it will be charged!
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Old 26th September 2008, 17:59   #10
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Voipcheap | Cheap calling rates!

EUR/min Incl.VAT

United Kingdom (Landline) SuperDeal! FREE* FREE*
United Kingdom (Mobile) SuperDeal! 0.080 0.095

Clarity is very good.
I'm using it.

This seems like the cheapest option to call a UK Mobile...I will check this out...thanks buddy ;-)
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Old 26th September 2008, 23:36   #11
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check out icall, you ve got to subscribe , but its unlimited talk after that.The demo version works for US landlines its free but u have to recall every 5 minutes. BTW this thing is a software works with the internet.

i ve got the setup on my comp. but i dont know how to upload and is it legal to do so?

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Old 26th September 2008, 23:43   #12
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if your friend and you are using unlimited broadband plans (using wireless router etc) or unlimited data plan, then use FRING on your mobile and use skype or msn etc. It is free then.

PS: You can only chat on yahoo and no voice, if you are using "fring". For details see the site fring ? Make free mobile calls, IM with Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk™, SIP & Twitter, AIM® & Yahoo!™

I have used skype with it and voice clarity was good. only problem is that if the signal is lost then the phone hangs for 2~5 minutes. There are other applications also, but they can't use wireless connection, a boon if you have wireless router at home. Another one is truphone, but this one is unable to use wireless.

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very help full thread! thanx guys
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Do any one of you have any idea of what happened to HotFone?

I remember using it from UAE, few years back, and they had the cheapest rate at that time for making PC to phone (landline or mobile).

Searching for it now and nothing turned up!
Its "Hotfoon". Till last year when I was in Dubai, it was still working. I dont know the current status though.
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I would recommend using Yahoo Voice calls. Have been using it for quite some time. See the link below for pricing details. The good thing is that these rates are from anywhere in the world. Also Yahoo messenger is the only client you need for this, which is available on almost all public PCs. Voice quality is very good provided you have a stable connection.

For US/UK etc it is USD 0.01 per minute for landline. Mobile calls to UK seems to be expensive at about $0.20. In fact US toll free numbers are free. Useful to call such numbers from anywhere in the world.

Call Rates - Yahoo! Voice

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