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Unread 11-20-2007, 06:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mgoebel View Post
I dream of an application that has callthrough numbers from all over the world stored in my cell phone and makes every call a local call.
I gather that some providers of global SIM or other roaming-targetted products are working on different variations of implementing this, either with multi-IMSI or similar multiple deals, for example some drop hints of moving away from callback ...

But anyway, the decision about whether to use callback or otherwise will depend on what local tariffs are like, either for callthough or direct dial.

For example in UK, 3 or 4 mvno providers have recently appeared with direct int'l call rates from 4p/min, and the main networks have several cheap options themselves, or a callthrough provider on T-mobile is from 3p/min. These rates are all cheaper than UK-bound calls.

And in Germany, until not so long ago very expensive for prepaid mobile calls, the 2 cheapest mvno rates to foreign landlines are now 5 or 9 cents a minute, lower than or equal to local rates.

I thought Sweden was the cheapest place for this, but others are catching up
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