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I was just curious if anyone knew of any good and reliable phone rates that are based on a flat fee for calling long distance to Canada. I have been using the YAK system where you dial a number before the phone number to get the rate but was just curious knew of any for a flat rate for a decent monthly price. Thanks, any info would be appreciated.

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Check out Vonage. They have bene advertising a monthly rate of something like $24:99 for unlimited calls, even internationally.


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Try Vonage or Sprint (it's now Rogers in Canada). I had Sprint when I was in Toronto for my local phone & flat rate long distance for all over North America, it was $19.95.


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I was just curious if anyone knew of any good and reliable phone rates that are based on a flat fee for calling long distance to Canada. I have been using the YAK system where you dial a number before the phone number to get the rate but was just curious knew of any for a flat rate for a decent monthly price. Thanks, any info would be appreciated.

CanGal

If you order the Sunrocket service (broadband phone service) you will get unlimited calling to Canada. If you buy the pre-paid option, it will be $199 for a year and they will send you a set of cordless phones.

My parents and I have been using Sunrocket since last fall and the service works great.


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I did the sprint flat rate thing when I was up in Canada. We have vonage now, and we like it, but if you don't already have broadband its probably not worth the money!


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Well...some might not like dial around thingies, but I use one of those 10-10 plans...10-10-811 and then 1 and the number....costs me 39cents to connect and 3cents a minute to talk. Preprogrammed number into the phone so no dialing, just hit the speed dial. Just my 3 cents worth :)

Also Look in Onesuite.. You pay per min. but the good part is you can use it from your mobile.. I think it is 1.9 cents a min.

Wow, that's better than what I pay :)


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Vonage!!! I have had it for a year now. Its $27.00 USD a month. I should have done this years ago.


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Vonage!!! I have had it for a year now. Its $27.00 USD a month. I should have done this years ago.

ditto for VONAGE!!!!!!!!

my family has them too so we can talk anytime for free!!!! its truly a money-saver! :thumbs::star:


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Vonage!!! I have had it for a year now. Its $27.00 USD a month. I should have done this years ago.

That doesn't include you broadband service does it? So that would be an added cost if a person now has dial up Internet service.

Also Look in Onesuite.. You pay per min. but the good part is you can use it from your mobile.. I think it is 1.9 cents a min.

I don't know if their price is the lowest to Canada, but have used them to call the Philippines since 2001 and I would say go with them if their price is close to other services.

http://www.onesuite.com

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thanks everyone, i'll check them all out.

I use Gold line long distance to the states and anywhere in North America or Europe. I don't have a land line just a cell phone. It sooo cheap. For every $10 I pay I get 300 minutes. You dial the Gold line number then it will tell you how much money you have left in your "account". It will then ask you to dial the phone number and after that tell you how many minutes are remaining. When your account gets down to about $5 it will automatically replenish your minutes (because I pay for it with my visa). Good luck

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