Phone card for call from US to HK

Reply
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    31

    Phone card for call from US to HK

    Any recommendations for a user friendly and reliable phone card to use with a cell phone to make calls from the US to HK?
    Thanks in advance for your replies.


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by tangroberta
    Any recommendations for a user friendly and reliable phone card to use with a cell phone to make calls from the US to HK?
    Thanks in advance for your replies.
    I would strongly recommend using pincity.com.
    1) the price is good.
    2) it's convenient to recharge (through the web or auto recharge or through phone)
    3) both local (US) number and 800 number in US is supported.
    (Local number rate is cheaper)

    beware:
    do not put too much money in the card as the $$ usage has an expiration time frame. I believe it's 3 months (or 6, i forgot)

    http://www.pincity.com
    I assume you want to call from US TO hong kong/china, other countries. the other direction is not as good of a deal.

    Bruce

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1

    I use Zaptel phone cards for my calls

    Quote Originally Posted by tangroberta
    Any recommendations for a user friendly and reliable phone card to use with a cell phone to make calls from the US to HK?
    Thanks in advance for your replies.

    I use Zaptel.com to place my calls. They have a variety of cards to choose from. The card I use is the Study Abroad Student's Choice. I picked it because it's available in a $5 and $10 card so I could test it. Since it works well for me, I decided to keep it and recharge it. To Hong Kong, it's 3.7 cents per minute with a local access number (I think I pay 4.7 cents per minute because I use the toll free access number). They have other cards that are cheaper in rate but have some fees. I've used those cards, too, but they're better when I talk for a long time. I like the flat fee cards better. Plus, the people at Zaptel are really nice and helpful if you have questions. I've talked to people at other stores that don't sound like they know what they're talking about. Hope this helps

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    41

    I just signed up w/ Skype to call not just between computers but from computers to regular phone (Skype Out). About same rate as the cheapest phone card but works very well.


  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Hung Hom
    Posts
    40

    Forget phone cards! I recently discovered a way to make free international calls from the US by routing through some number in Iowa. If your calls to anywhere in the US are free -- as most cell phone plans provide -- then you pay nothing to call HK.

    http://www.allfreecalls.net/

    I've tried it and it works. Call quality is good too. Use it while it's still valid... (I think it's some legal loophole that's allowing this to happen.)


  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Sheung Wan
    Posts
    17

    ..

    When I lived in the US still, I used callingcards.com and they have a list of cards with good prices that you can use for those calls. It was a couple years ago or so but they worked great.


  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Hung Hom
    Posts
    40

    There was an article in The New York Times published yesterday about making overseas calls:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/01/te...y/01pogue.html

    Details a few options, mainly through the Internet.