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Calling Thailand Which PC is the best?
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spliff



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:36 pm    Post subject: Calling Thailand Which PC is the best? Reply with quote

Input needed on the most optimal phone card available in Korea for calling Thailand. Which offers the most minutes/service? Smile
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've got a PC at home, you need a very good reason not to just use http://skype.com- phone calls to anywhere in the world will be cheaper than you're paying for domestic cell phone calls here.
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spliff



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the card I'm currently using is 12,000 for 180 minutes...I doupt skip would be less expesive than that. But I will look into it...Thanx!
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skype out is

Thailand Άζ 0.092 = 110ish KRW
Thailand - Mobile Άζ 0.093
Thailand-Bangkok Άζ 0.050 = 60ish KRW

so yeah, not much of a saving if any.
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spliff



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm that does sound cheap......how exactly does it work. Do I use my com or mobile phone?
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Khunopie



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: Fucking, Austria (pronounced "Fooking")

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use skype to keep in touch with my thai ho. She keeps calling me "Michael". I hope she isn't two timing me.
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SuperHero



Joined: 10 Dec 2003
Location: Superhero Hideout

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spliff wrote:
Hmmm that does sound cheap......how exactly does it work. Do I use my com or mobile phone?

You use your computer. You'll need a microphone and speakers or a headset with mic built in.
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spliff



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh....maybe later for skpe. Looking to buy a com, presently. What about the plastic cards. Which ones the best?
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fdwilliams



Joined: 28 May 2005

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:35 pm    Post subject: Cheap Reply with quote

To me, 12,000 for 180 minutes sounds very good. My daughter wants something to call back to the U.S. We may try Skype (I downloaded it earlier today, but it came out in Korean), but a card might be simpler. My calculation is that your current rate is around 6-7 cents per minute. Skype is cheaper, if you don't mind using your computer as a phone. So is Eyeball Chat, if the person at the other end has a webcam and microphone.

Where is a good place to get a phone card for calls from Korea to the U.S.?
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spliff



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Itaewon there are a couple of places (don't buy in front of the Hotel next to kfc..expensive) There's a little shop on the little side street that goes up the hill near geykos. Also, there is a discount on them, For example, if it says 15,000 on the card they sell them for 12. They're not only in Itaewon though...lots of mom and pop stores have them as well.
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thaitom



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Phopphra, Thailand

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use www.mywebcalls.com I call my wifes mobile in thailand very cheap.
I use skype only for incoming calls.
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thaitom



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Phopphra, Thailand

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try these www.thaitel.com www.sawasdeetalk.com
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thaitom



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Phopphra, Thailand

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or if you need to call Canada or the U.S. , you can call landlines and mobiles for free using www.voipstunt.com
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xeno439



Joined: 30 Nov 2005

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yahoo messenger with voice (beta) got me 1000 minutes for 10 bucks to call the U.S. International rates are not that much more. get a headset or there will be an echo
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thaitom



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Phopphra, Thailand

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mistake I was thinking of Skype, yahoo and mywebcalls are about half of what Skype charges
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