International calling with prepaid

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jbcaro
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International calling with prepaid

Post by jbcaro » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:54 am

Okay, I got $50 prepaid international calling with my Ooma Telo I just purchased. The country I want to call is not on the special list of 70 countries. Since I want to call the Philippines, do I need to buy the $9.99 bulk rate package to get the lowest rate to the Philippines?

I imagine that if I don't buy the bulk rate package I will be charged the standard rate. Is this true.

Thanks in advance for your answer.

jbcaro

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Re: International calling with prepaid

Post by lbmofo » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:19 am

That's right, without buying the bulk rate plans, you'd be paying the standard rate. Bulk Rate plan (as with any other International Package) has a billing cycle starting from the day you purchase and you can only cancel by calling into customer service. There is no pro-rated refund.

Ooma Standard Rate:
Philippines $ 0.189
Philippines - Mobile/SS $ 0.219

Ooma Bulk Rate:
Philippines $ 0.12
Philippines - Mobile/SS $ 0.13

Man, Philippines calling is expensive no matter how you call.

Other prices I've looked up:

Google Voice:
Philippines - Other $0.11
Philippines - Mobile $0.17

OneSuite:
Philippines $0.11
Philippines-Mobile $0.135
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Re: International calling with prepaid

Post by jbcaro » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:55 pm

Thanks for the reply. Yes, the Philippines is so expensive to call :shock: . I'm not sure why when other countries around it are damn near free to call. Oh well. I have to live with it for now :cry: .

Thanks,
jbcaro

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