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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!

I've been a PM member since July and not soon after signing up I discovered Ireland is not in your list of approved countries that we can long distance call.

You really want to get it added to your list the amount of Irish in Canada using Public Mobile!! Seriously guys!! I've had so many instances over the past few months that I've needed to call family, my bank, various companies I have an account with back home, and there is absolutely no way of calling them!! I'm thinking of leaving Public Mobile because I need to call Ireland?? So on behalf of all the Irish out there that cant call anyone in Ireland, sort your selves out Public Mobile!!

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!

@Shuriken

It may be a long wait for PM to add Ireland long distance.

For now, install Fongo app on your phone to call Ireland at 2 cents per minute.

LTE latency is low.  VoIP voice quality is acceptable on LTE.  You don't need high download and upload speed for VoIP call.

Mayor / Maire

Re: I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!

Hey there!  You're on a low cost, third tier cellular provider who offers great value but doesn't always have what everyone wants.

 

Perhaps another value carrier has what you're looking for?  I only use province-wide calling, so I'm not affected by this, but I do feel your pain.  Get your friends in your community together, and start lobbying Public Mobile with numerous posts and messages about this outrageous oversight!

 

In the meantime, how about finding other ways to call those you need to contact?  I've seen VoIP services with very inexpensive rates for international calling, and all you need is a data connection to the internet to use it.

 

Check out VoIP.ms for instance... I was going to use this for myself when I was going to try a data-only cellular package.

Mayor / Maire

Re: I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!

@Shuriken or, pop out to your local convenience store or grocery store (etc) and have a look at the pre-paid long distance cards.  They have local access numbers you can call within your plan minutes (if you only have province-wide talk, make sure to get one that has an access number within your province).  I'm not sure how it would compare price-wise or quality-wise to using Fongo as @popping has suggested, but it's another option to consider.


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Mayor / Maire

Re: I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!


@srlawren wrote:

@Shuriken or, pop out to your local convenience store or grocery store (etc) and have a look at the pre-paid long distance cards.  They have local access numbers you can call within your plan minutes (if you only have province-wide talk, make sure to get one that has an access number within your province).  I'm not sure how it would compare price-wise or quality-wise to using Fongo as @popping has suggested, but it's another option to consider.


Before I go searching Smiley Happy with province-wide, does that not let you call any toll-free number in the 1 country code area? (depending on whether the toll-free owner hasn't restricted geographic area of course)

 

Edit: Ok I searched. Most of those LD cards are a toll free entry number. Shouldn't be a problem to use them. They're a bit of work to use as you have to call the number, then enter the code, then dial the party you want. But the rates are great and convenient.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!

Have you tried Google Hangouts Dialer? It uses wifi / data and can be connected to a phone number is it is like using a phone, but free. I've successfully used it to call Germany and Japan from Canada. Never tried Ireland but I can't see why it wouldn't work.

Mayor / Maire

Re: I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!


@nzyyc wrote:

Have you tried Google Hangouts Dialer? It uses wifi / data and can be connected to a phone number is it is like using a phone, but free. I've successfully used it to call Germany and Japan from Canada. Never tried Ireland but I can't see why it wouldn't work.


@nzyyc most Canadian and US numbers are free to call with Hangouts.  However, overseas do cost money.  Irelenad appears to be somewhere between 2c and 30c (USD), depending on what type of number you're calling:  https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/rates

 

HanougtsCallingIrelenad.png

 


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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!

Please check all these Betamax providers. They are very cheap and all of them they have local canadian access number. Goodluck!!

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: I need to call Ireland, this is ridiculous!!

You are totally right! Now that I think about it, I called from Japan to Canada, and from Germany to Canada. Which is free! But the other way is not free... I did call Japan (something about sumo tickets if I recall correctly) but can't remember how I did that. Probably an annoying international calling card!