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oneendlessroad
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

International calls

New to Public Mobile but so far so good. I occasionally need to call Australia and looked at the International add ons- it does not appear that Australia is an option ? Is it really the case that I cannot call certain countries ?

 

thanks 

JoyLuck
Mayor / Maire

Re: International calls

@oneendlessroad 

 

Only the countries listed you can call with the international add on.

Included countries: Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.

oneendlessroad
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: International calls

Wow - disappointing. Are you aware if they plan to expand the list ?

 

thx

JoyLuck
Mayor / Maire

Re: International calls


@oneendlessroad wrote:

Wow - disappointing. Are you aware if they plan to expand the list ?

 

thx


I have not heard anything so far about the list being expanded.

darlicious
Mayor / Maire

Re: International calls

@oneendlessroad  Public mobile has a limited list of international calling destinations because it only negotiates for rates to certain countries that are guaranteed to have enough calls being made to justify the expense while keeping rates low.

     Australia just doesn't have the population (nor do we)to create enough demand to justify the product. But if you have an unlimited calling plan you can choose from a myriad of calling cards available online or your local convenience store that are far cheaper than the rate public mobile could negotiate.

geopublic
Mayor / Maire

Re: International calls

@oneendlessroad  you can install Hangouts Dialer add funds to your account and call Australia. There are also other apps that will allow you to call from the Google Play store if you are on Android.

sunflowershine
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: International calls

@oneendlessroad Maybe buying a international calling card from a groceries store is not a bad choice.

 

hyT
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: International calls

I use Whatsapp to text and occasionally voice or video call friends in Australia. It's free when you have Wi-Fi. It uses your data when you don't have Wi-Fi. I am not sure how much data it consumes though. You can download Whatsapp from the Google Play Store and register for Whatsapp with you PM phone number. Your friends also have to be registered with Wi-Fi for free.

hyT
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: International calls

I used to use calling cards to call Australia with my landline. It worked well and it was much cheaper than what Bell was charging for long distance. I didn't even own a cellphone then.

hyT
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: International calls

I have to thank @darlicious for reminding us of that option.

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