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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:23 am    Post subject: Want Calling Card or Equivalent Reply with quote Back to top

Can I get a calling card through Vonage so when unable to use a cell phone, but have access to a pay or other type of phone, I can charge the call back to my home phone? If not, why not? Cards from other providers are huge ripoffs, and such cards or equivalent services (dialaround code, etc.) are going to be GREATLY in demand soon if cell phones start being banned on airlines!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, for $5 a month, you can get an 800 number that allows people to call your home number, with 100 minutes included and 5 cents a minute after that (assuming the plan is still the same).

But, as to charging the call back to your "home phone", that's not a service Vonage provides. It would be interesting to see them use their Voip network that way, though. Good side source of income for them, I would think.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

For situations like that, a pre-paid calling card works well. You can get one at Sams or other places with tons of minutes for cheap. Great for when you are stuck without your cell or cannot use it and need to call someone.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Good point. For years, I had a calling card that I used on my landline. 4 years ago, I was paying under 4 cents a minute to use it. Calls from payphones were a little more costly (the same 4 cents a minute, but with a 25-cent-per-call surcharge), but it was a good, inexpensive way to keep in touch.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

NateHoy wrote:
Good point. For years, I had a calling card that I used on my landline. 4 years ago, I was paying under 4 cents a minute to use it. Calls from payphones were a little more costly (the same 4 cents a minute, but with a 25-cent-per-call surcharge), but it was a good, inexpensive way to keep in touch.


Um, yeah, I had one from AT & T. Last time I used it, mainly at airport pay phones, the cost of the phone calls ran to more than that of the trip! For instance, a call lasting one minute cost $11.00! Opinions differ on whether this was caused by the card charges going up, the rates set by the pay phone providers, or some combination of both, but that card is never seeing the light of day again.

A monthly charge, even small, would be ridiculous as I have a land line and cell phone and don't make many trips. I am good with a card of prepaid minutes if the minutes don't expire by a certain date, as it might take me several years to use them. I may try at Wal-Mart, Staples, etc., to see if they sell such cards. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Different kind of "calling card".

Yes, I also carried an AT&T "calling card" that was tied to a credit card. And, yes, I also got boned on several LOCAL calls costing me $15 each.

The kind of card I am referring to, however, is a "prepaid calling card", which are available just about anywhere. They are cheap, disposable, and most importantly have a fixed and predictable rate, since you call an 800# and provide a PIN before you make any actual phone calls.

Calling the 800# bypasses any local telco's toll service, saving you the horror of the $15 one-minute local call because you were out of quarters (been there, done that, failed to have the charges reversed, sent the card back to the company in teensy, tiny little pieces).

My last prepaid card (it's been a few years) was purchased at Costco (by my brother) and had a 3.8 cent per minute rate. The only caveat is that pay phone companies always charge for use of their phones, so if you use a prepaid card at a pay phone, they can deduct up to 50 cents per call (usually only 25 cents, though, and a recorded voice tells you the amount and you can hang up if it is too much).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

As to the expiration date of prepaid cards, yes that can be a problem. I had a Sprint one, though, that was good for a year since the last recharge. With recharges starting at $20, it was cheap and easy to maintain the card. But DO pay attention to the expiration date.

I carried a prepaid cell for a while, for emergency/convenience use. Cards started at about 50 cents a minute (if you bought a LOT of minutes), up to $1.50 a minute for a $30 card. But, the minutes took a year to expire, so it was a good deal. Every year, buy a $30 card, and the phone is good.

Then they shortened the term to 6 months, then 90 days, then 45 days, then 30 days. At those prices, I could have afforded a basic cell plan! I missed applying a $30 card once by one day, and lost 480 accumulated minutes I had built up over four years with that plan (the phone battery had problems and I couldn't dial in for a week), and when I called for some assistance in getting them reinstated, the operator laughed and hung up. Prepaid cell phones used to be a good deal, but expiration dates turned them into a ripoff very fast.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Prepaid cell phones used to be a good deal, but expiration dates turned them into a ripoff very fast.


I had no idea. I have seriously weighed buying a couple of pre-paids.

With two teenagers, our cell bill is the bane of my communications life.

My plan was $59.99 for my line, with a thousand minutes, and then $9.99 for each of two subsidiary lines.

Not surprisingly, by the time Verizon's fees and various other fees are rolled in, the $80 charge works out to something slightly in excess of $100.

Then, because of the joy of text messaging, we consistently ran over our included messages. So each of the kids' phones got another $5 a month charge.

And even with included minutes and 'free' nights and weekends and 'free' calling within the plan, we still consistently run 200-300 minutes over.

So I have now ponied up another $10 a month for another 400 minutes.

My kids are good kids, not greedy and with lots of other limits, so I don't feel like being a hard a** about this. Anyone have thoughts on saving money on cell service, if that's not too OT?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Expiration date issues aside, a prepaid cell is not for you, my friend, unless you are trying to work out a way to get your kids to buy their own minutes.

Prepaids, due to their lack of a plan, are almost invariably more expensive (per minute or per message).

First thing I'd do is get them each an unlimited Vonage line or something to use at home. That might reduce their demand for minutes, assuming they are using minutes at home.

Second thing would be to see if your cell company can provide metered service per phone. Some cell companies used to allow you to limit a particular phone to a set number of monthly minutes.

Another way would be to take any overage charges and make the kids split the cost down the middle. Not only do you get reimbursed for the extra usage, if one of the kids is doing all the overage, the other one just became your in-house enforcement agency. LOL.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

NateHoy wrote:


Another way would be to take any overage charges and make the kids split the cost down the middle. Not only do you get reimbursed for the extra usage, if one of the kids is doing all the overage, the other one just became your in-house enforcement agency. LOL.


I like this!

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