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cheaper international calling from Poland


John5951  
2 Apr 2007 /  #1
Is there a cheaper way to make international calls from Poland then with the regular mobile providers?

I am talking about carrier providers. For example here in the Netherlands I can dial 0900-xxxxxx in front of a number (various providers), and then I can call to Poland for 9 cents/minute, instead of the 1 euro/minute my own provider charges me.
slwkk 2 | 228  
3 Apr 2007 /  #2
Cheap international calls... hmm probably only voip, skype etc.. if you have kinda smartphone you can use skype on your cell. One thing... only in bigger cities you could use edge or umts... gprs is almost everywhere but it's too slow for skype.

Maybe European Commision will make sth with that expensive international calls soon... I heard they're working on it.
bookratt  
5 Apr 2007 /  #3
We have Voip in the US and for $14.95 per month plus taxes we get free calls to Europe and Canada and well as all calls within the US are covered.

Is Voip the same/similar there? We will be living in Krakow for two years beginning in August and I'd like to start getting info on this kind of thing now.
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
5 Apr 2007 /  #4
We have Voip in the US and for $14.95 per month plus taxes we get free calls to Europe and Canada

Where can I get this? Do I have to call someone, or find a website???
dermi  
6 Apr 2007 /  #5
Where can I get this?

Try Skype.
palfiem  
16 Apr 2007 /  #6
The Service I use is call ConnectMeAnywhere

You can make cheap calls without using premium numbers so I can use my mobile phone. They also allow you to send voice emails which is pretty cool.
bookratt  
16 Apr 2007 /  #7
Someone asked about the VOIP service I wrote about, above.

Ours is Vonage. We get the deal as stated or we can go over our allotted monthly minutes for a top fee of $24.95 per month. We haven't had to do that yet, though, and we've had it a year and a half. I call long distance frequently--every other day or so, with calls averaging 20 mins each time, or more, and we've yet to go over the limit.

I was told (and it says in our paperwork from them) that we get free long distance to all of Europe with this plan. My husband has made a number of calls to Brussels, Belgium and Manchester, UK and we were not charged for those calls.

You have to already have broadband internet to use the service and that costs us about $60 per month. But we "needed" it for better internet service and Xbox Live already, so we already had it hooked up.
cubic 2 | 63  
19 Jul 2007 /  #8
[Moved from]: Cheapest way to call the USA or UK from Poland?

Hi everyone,

What is the cheapest way to call the USA or UK from a landline in Poland? Are there cheap calling cards available in Poland? Or access numbers?

Thanks.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
19 Jul 2007 /  #9
best way is through skype or if you know someone in the UK who is on talk talk they can call Poland for free
witek7205 1 | 65  
20 Jul 2007 /  #10
Does the person who want to call from Poland speak polish?
zion  
21 Jul 2007 /  #12
acess numbers 0300103103 or 0300103000

30 cents of PLN per minute

smilephone.pl
witek7205 1 | 65  
25 Jul 2007 /  #13
Yes.

easycall.pl/telefon

Yes.

or if he has internet connection.

ipfon.pl
goodteacher - | 1  
7 Dec 2007 /  #14
you can buy cheap rate international telephone cards from any post office. I've been here for more than 8 years so if you need to know anything, feel free to email me. goodteacher@hotmail.co.uk
polsky 2 | 84  
8 Jun 2009 /  #15
Thread attached on merging:
The best international calling phonecards for calling from Poland to abroad

I need to call often from Poland to other european countries and
I want to ask your opinions on which are the absolute best international calling phonecards for calling from Poland to abroad,
from point of view of price, ease of use, realiability.

Thank you in advance
dnz 17 | 710  
8 Jun 2009 /  #16
If you have the internet I would try Vonage, i pay £6.99 per month for unlimited calls to the uk and 2p per minute to other countries and have an english landline number with a proper normal telephone plugged in and it is really clear. You simply get a box which plugs into a spare port on your router which gives you a telephone plug.
polsky 2 | 84  
8 Jun 2009 /  #17
I am not resident in Poland, so I cannot take anything that requires monthly payment.

I saw at some "sklep" they told me to buy Telegrosik but I never heard about them before, so I didn't buy.

I of course look for an international calling card with good tariffs and that doesn't rip you off with a lot of hidden fees.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
8 Jun 2009 /  #18
Skype, and from Skype to Skype is free.
Cleo14 1 | 29  
8 Jun 2009 /  #19
Skype. for little monthly fee u get unlimited calls to EU.
dnz 17 | 710  
8 Jun 2009 /  #20
I am not resident in Poland, so I cannot take anything that requires monthly payment.

You do it as an english resident, vonage.co.uk
polsky 2 | 84  
8 Jun 2009 /  #22
pingo how does it work? do you use it with local access number? i need to call mobile phones in Switzerland, not landlines !

smartvoip.com has some incredible rates!

0.01 eur and 0.03 eur per minute to most of the mobile phones worldwide, and free for many landlines worldwide. I wonder if there is any catch to it? Did anyone try it?
solarplexus - | 7  
8 Jun 2009 /  #23
how does it work? do you use it with local access number? i need to call mobile phones in Switzerland, not landlines !

You can use pingo from any country to any country.

Toll free number in Poland is 008001212003.

Fees to Switzerland from Poland:
To Switzerland anywhere landline - 0,152 PLN
To Switzerland Orange - 0,88 PLN
To Switzerland Zurich - 0,136 PLN

Not sure if the rates are good. I mainly use Pingo to call India.
polsky 2 | 84  
9 Jun 2009 /  #24
So Pingo has good calling quality? I need some sort of card? Because when i try to register on Pingo, they ask for a CallingCard number and a pin number, which are required fields.

And obviously I dont have them. Also redeem coupons... Help
solarplexus - | 7  
9 Jun 2009 /  #25
I assume the general calling quality is very good - it's comparably fantastic when I call India (cellphone or landline).

You make up your own Pingo Account # and PIN (those are your log-in details).

PinPass - once you put in a phone number(s) from which you make the outgoing calls, there will be no need to punch in Pingo Acct and PIN (automatic detection).

As for coupons - look for them in google (e.g here couponmountain.com/Pingo-coupons-deals.html)
polsky 2 | 84  
9 Jun 2009 /  #26
I tried to call the PINGO Toll free number in Poland, and it is not allowed to call that number from a public phone (yellow TP phones).

So from where do you call the toll free number?

Maybe it is written wrong on the PINGO website? Can you help?

Thanks!
solarplexus - | 7  
9 Jun 2009 /  #27
I call the toll free no. from my landline.
polsky 2 | 84  
10 Jun 2009 /  #28
and you dial 00800 etc ?

because from fixed phones i notice that only 0800 is considered free...
and not 00800...

i still try to manage to make it work somehow :(

any other experiences with international calling from Poland to mobile phones aborad, cheaper options of course? thank you
soans - | 1  
26 Jun 2009 /  #29
try nymgo
polsky 2 | 84  
26 Jun 2009 /  #30
nymgo is some sort of skype i see... but something to call from real phone? maybe especially from the public phones?

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