Re: OT: Out of country call forwarding
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Sorry...I had a brain fart.
>Then I just carried my Aussie mobile with Skype in Australia and calls from here came in via Skype for about 1c/min.
There was no cost/minute to receive calls via Skype-In, but there's about a $7/mo Skype charge for the number....and whatever data charges if any you incur at the far end.
On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Keehan Dowd <keehan.dowd@...>
That depends on your local carrier. If it's Telus for example and you forward your number to an Australian number, you'll pay Telus' international rates to Australia. Keep in mind that in Australia, since the caller pays all call costs, calls to a mobile are a lot more expensive than calls to a landline. Most (conventional) carrier nowadays are around 5-10 cents/minute to an Aussie landline from here and most discount carriers are less than 2 cents per minute, but to an Aussie mobile phone, that rate can jump to more than 30c/min...which is still cheap compared to a decade or more ago. :-)
For me, I have Telus at home with unlimited North America, so I bought a Skype-In number in Idaho and forwarded my home to that number. Then I just carried my Aussie mobile with Skype in Australia and calls from here came in via Skype for about 1c/min.
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