Re: OT: Out of country call forwarding
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Great suggestion. thanks. Is there a way to call forward calls made to her Canadian number to the Australian number without incurring lots of fees?
On Oct 5, 2016 3:31 PM, "Keehan Dowd" <keehan.dowd@...
I've made a couple trips to Australia this last year... Skype has no local numbers in Canada, so you can by a US Skype number and forward you Canadian phone to it and then use Skype on the Australian end, but you'll still need data (cellular or wifi) anyway, so as Bart mentions, you'd probably be best just grabbing a local phone with a pre-paid SIM. I bought a Samsung J1 for $89 (a low-end android handset) and a $50 pre-paid SIM which gave me 30 days of unlimited in-country calling, unlimited texting and 8GB of data and then I used Skype and WhatsApp on the handset to talk/message back here to Canada. http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/prepaid/plans
Optus is about the best bang per dollar when it comes to pre-paid plans. There are many other carriers if you want to shop around.
I'd be happy to loan my J1 handset if she just wants to buy her own SIM there to save a few dollars. I don't use it here in Canada.
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