Anyone who has friends or families that live overseas will understand the difficulties and problems that you will be faced with. Whether it's limitation on cost and therefore limiting the time each call can last will no doubt be annoying. But fortunately the activity of calling friends and family abroad is becoming much simpler and cheaper.
With the advancements in technology and specifically Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), speaking to those you love has become an enjoyable experience. New technologies have opened the doors for speaking over the internet being free. Although there are a few requirements for those involved, such as having access to an internet connection or a quality Wi-Fi connection. Combined with either two mobile phones or computers and webcam. For the best experience it's recommended to use computers or laptops with a webcam that include a microphone.
But a reality is that this may not be an option for many here in the UK. Whether the person being called overseas does not have access to an internet connection or because of limitations regarding owning a computer or having a broadband connection here in the UK. Connections such as dial-up or weak Wi-Fi signals may not allow for a good signal and therefore ruining any possible conversion.
So, what options remain?. Well fortunately there's an alternative way for landline owners to benefit. Known as access numbers, and whilst not free still allow for much cheaper call rates than current landline providers can offer.
There are many different companies that can be found online that provide cheap international access numbers.
The call rate as displayed will remain day and night, allowing for increased flexibility of when you can call. The most revered companies do not require any memberships and will have no hidden costs, helping keep the experience simple and enjoyable. But the quality of calls may differ therefore it may be worth using different providers to test the quality and find the most suitable one. Although this may only be required for those wishing to use this method of international calling for extended periods.
Costs from a UK landline to the USA, Thailand, Poland and hundreds of other countries worldwide can be found from as low as 1p per minute, from any UK landline. Therefore if you thought being able to have cheap calls to USA, France and even Canada was impossible think again and do some research on the subject to never fall fowl of expensive international calls again.