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Good Quality calling from the US to Peru

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I'm in search of a good quality calling service that will allow me to call from the US to Peru, the only problem is I need to call a mobile in Peru. I realize that calling a mobile in Peru can get a little expensive, but I really don't have another option. I have been using an app called Dingtone, and for the most part its been ok, but sometimes I have a hard time understanding her because this app works on how fast my internet connection is, and my internet connection is not always that fast. So I thought I would ask some of you on here as I'm sure you've run into the same issue at times. Is there an app or calling service that will let me call to a Peruvian mobile phone that has good quality sound. I would like to find a good priced plan too, but I'm willing to pay a little more for something if the quality is good. Thank You in advance.

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You could set up a Google Voice number and call Peruvian cell phones for $0.09 a minute (with no connection fee). It's treated like a phone call so you don't need internet for it, just available domestic minutes (if you're on a U.S. cell phone) or free landline calling. It's a little tricky to explain but it's intuitive once you've played around with it for a bit.

What kind of cell phone are you using?

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Try Magic Jack app but she has to call you. Magic Jack app let's you call any US number for free (for a year). That's what I used calling my then-fiancé, now husband when I was still in the Philippines.

Or download Skype app on both of your phones. If you have a good wifi then it's good. Viber is great too!

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I think Magic Jack is now called Magic App.


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Download the Google Voice app for iOS if you want to give that a try. You can create a new phone number to be used with Google Voice at voice.google.com (tie it to your pre-existing Gmail account if you have one) and then you can buy calling credit. You just open the app, dial her number, and it will initiate a regular cell phone call (not using your data) to a Google-owned U.S. based phone number, so it is considered a domestic call according to your carrier. Google then uses VoIP on their end to call the number you dialed and they charge you whatever the rate is for the country being called.

You can also get the Skype app and pay as you go for $0.14 per minute plus a $0.089 connection fee. They have subscriptions too, so you can pay $23.99 per month for 400 minutes to call Peruvian cell phones, which comes out to six cents a minute with full use. This all does use cell data/wifi so you will want to have a fast, stable internet connection.

If you're both using apps (assuming she has a data plan on her cell phone) you can look into Skype-to-Skype audio and video calls (free), Viber for audio and video calling, as well as some other apps that I've personally never tried, such as LINE. I know a lot of people in this forum use MagicJack.

When I lived in Peru three years ago I paid the equivalent of thirty dollars a month for a 3GB data plan on my iPhone with pretty good 3G speeds. My wife and I used the aforementioned apps (in addition to FaceTime since we both have iPhones) and we would switch back and forth when one got choppy. In the last few years I'm sure the apps and cell phone towers themselves have all improved.

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Thank you both for the responses, I created a an account with Google voice, and I downloaded the GV phone app, which it looks like it uses Mo+ as the calling service, not sure exactly how it works but I used it last night and it was the best quality I've had in a while. My only question is if I give her my GV number and she calls me how much will she get charged?

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