Bad Call on Cheap Calls
(Sponsor: Lok Technology)
It's just a little, news-you-can-use item in the Wall Street Journal today: "Less Costly Overseas Calls." I take a look at it expecting to see something about paid VoIP services. Or Skype. Or FWD. Or even Bellster. Instead, here are the "cheap" overseas options the Journal points to:
"Prepaid calling cards and 10-10 numbers can be less costly. Cards are often made for specific countries or regions. The Simply Asia USA and Super Star cards advertise prices below two cents a minute to Australia, while numbers like 10-10-629 and 10-15-335 charge nine and four cents a minute, respectively. Compare cards at UnionTelecard.com, SpeedyPin.com and ZapTel.com; and 1010phonerates.com and CompareCalls.com for 10-10 services."Not to dismiss those options for some people and situations -- if, for instance, you don't have access to a broadband connection. But I imagine the Journal audience tends to have more connectivity rather than less, so the failure to even mention VoIP seems, well, backward.