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calling USA from Canada

Hello,

 

I'm a relatively new user and I will need to call USA from Canada for the first time next week. Could someone please guide me in the right direction ? I'm on a $35 plan 1GB now. I just need to make a half an hour phone call and that's it for some time. 

 

1. Am I able to do it with my current plan ? If so, what are the per minute extra charges ?

2. If not, what other apps can I install on my phone to call a landline or mobile in the USA ? not sure what's the best cost effective options .

 

thank you in advance,

K.

 


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Mayor / Maire

Re: calling USA from Canada


@Keithch wrote:

Hello,

 

I'm a relatively new user and I will need to call USA from Canada for the first time next week. Could someone please guide me in the right direction ? I'm on a $35 plan 1GB now. I just need to make a half an hour phone call and that's it for some time. 

 

1. Am I able to do it with my current plan ? If so, what are the per minute extra charges ?

2. If not, what other apps can I install on my phone to call a landline or mobile in the USA ? not sure what's the best cost effective options .

 

thank you in advance,

K.

 


1. No.

2. There's the 200 minute add-on for $8 that will stay on your account until you use it all.

You could also do a change plan to the Canada/US one.

There are those calling card services you can buy at convenience stores where you call a toll free number, enter a code from the card then call the number you want.

There are apps like Hangouts that are voice over internet protocol (voip).

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Mayor / Maire

Re: calling USA from Canada


@Keithch wrote:

Hello,

 

I'm a relatively new user and I will need to call USA from Canada for the first time next week. Could someone please guide me in the right direction ? I'm on a $35 plan 1GB now. I just need to make a half an hour phone call and that's it for some time. 

 

1. Am I able to do it with my current plan ? If so, what are the per minute extra charges ?

2. If not, what other apps can I install on my phone to call a landline or mobile in the USA ? not sure what's the best cost effective options .

 

thank you in advance,

K.

 


1. No.

2. There's the 200 minute add-on for $8 that will stay on your account until you use it all.

You could also do a change plan to the Canada/US one.

There are those calling card services you can buy at convenience stores where you call a toll free number, enter a code from the card then call the number you want.

There are apps like Hangouts that are voice over internet protocol (voip).

View solution in original post

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Mayor / Maire

Re: calling USA from Canada


@Keithch wrote:

Hello,

 

I'm a relatively new user and I will need to call USA from Canada for the first time next week. Could someone please guide me in the right direction ? I'm on a $35 plan 1GB now. I just need to make a half an hour phone call and that's it for some time. 

 

1. Am I able to do it with my current plan ? If so, what are the per minute extra charges ?

2. If not, what other apps can I install on my phone to call a landline or mobile in the USA ? not sure what's the best cost effective options .

 

thank you in advance,

K.

 


Your options with Public Mobile are well defined by @z10user4 .

You can also download an app called TextNow that works good as long as you have a robust wifi signal...and it's free. I'm sure there's others too but I've used TextNow and happy with the results.

Good luck.

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: calling USA from Canada


@Keithch wrote:

Hello,

 

I'm a relatively new user and I will need to call USA from Canada for the first time next week. Could someone please guide me in the right direction ? I'm on a $35 plan 1GB now. I just need to make a half an hour phone call and that's it for some time. 

 

1. Am I able to do it with my current plan ? If so, what are the per minute extra charges ?

2. If not, what other apps can I install on my phone to call a landline or mobile in the USA ? not sure what's the best cost effective options .

 

thank you in advance,

K.

 


If this is just a one-time thing, I would just use the Hangouts Dialer app that z10user4 metinoed.  The call will be free.

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: calling USA from Canada

THank you all for your replies. Much appreciated. 🙂

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: calling USA from Canada

@Keithch what did you decide on doing?


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