International calls from mobile phone
Did you know you could save money by using a cell phone to make your international calls?All you need to do is purchase a phone card with local access and make sure to use your free minutes on your mobile phone.
Phone card companies give you a discounted rate on the already low prices if you use a local access number instead of a toll free number (since they don't have to pay for your call to their 1-800 number, they pass their savings on to you.) Of course you may use your land-line to make calls if the access number is available for your area code.
But this is where your cell phone comes in: if you don't have a local access phone number for your card in your area code, just use your mobile phone (most mobile plans include free long distance) to dial the phone card access number. Majority of cell phone plans sold in the US today are based on national long distance flat rate. You pay the same rate to call your next door neighbor as you do the other side of the country (check your cell plan details to confirm this applies to your plan). Selected cards provide Local Access numbers. Call with your cell phone through Local Access numbers and save up to 2 cents per minute on international calls!