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    Howdy,

    My daughter wants to buy a prepaid calling card to visit with a friend in Tokyo.

    She has been searching the web looking for the best rates on prepaid international calling cards.

    Direct dial is $1.78 per minute but some of these cards she found are as low as $0.01 per minute. Are they scams?

    What should I be looking for? and/or looking OUT for?

    Can you suggest a reputable vendor or some other way to talk to Tokyo? Any advice will be appreciated

    Thanks

    Doc

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    Doc - If you could tell us the names and websites of the cards she found, then perhaps there could be some suggestions made...

    Yep there are cheap rated cards available...most of which , I don't see as SCAM!!!

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    Docster,

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>as $0.01 per minute. Are they scams?

    What should I be looking for? and/or looking OUT for?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Having owned a Telco I can voice in on this one ...

    #1 the $0.01 per minute cards are usually scams ... they have high per call set up charges and are usually muxed (multiplexed) to death (echoing).

    #2 go to your local magazine / newspaper or convenience store and ask them which is the oldest card they have. then see if you can recharge the card automatically (phone or via web).

    #3 Believe it or not ... I'll recommend IDT's card (see http://www.abestweb.com/idt.htm ) go to http://global-call.net I use them and they are reliable, don't know their rates to Japan but you will not have any problems, nor get screwed.

    Haiko

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    The penny a minute one was here:

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    Thanks Haiko

    Doc

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    Actually I found a direct dial option to Tokyo for 6.9 cents a minute (interstate 4.3 cents a minute with online billing), a monthly billed calling card at 11.5 cents to Tokyo (no monthly fee/surcharges), a dial-around service to Tokyo at 11.5 cents (no connection/service fee), a prepaid card at 11.5 cents (no surcharge/monthly fees) among many other cheap options.

    Hmmm... - I don't think Haiko will let me post my MLM ..... urrrr... ummm.... I mean my 6-tier affiliate program link here (unless I hide it in my signature line).

    Larry Wentz
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    Issues picking a prepaid calling card?

    The lower the cost per min the more chances its a catch in somewhat hidden extra fee's. We built our service around set prices and a RateWatcher technology.

    Good luck calling the world!

    Brian
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    Dude, if you look hard enough you might find some threads from the 1990's!!!

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