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  1. #1
    fox13
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    if i am not in the sprint pcs international plan, how much do i get charged
    per min. (+the air minutes)

    thx




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  2. #2
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    fox13 wrote:
    > if i am not in the sprint pcs international plan, how much do i get charged
    > per min. (+the air minutes)


    $.42 per minute. Generally, you're going to get gouged on any
    international call unless you have the international calling add-on.
    That's pretty much the case on all carriers.

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  3. #3
    Central
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 23:53:37 -0500, Isaiah Beard wrote:

    > fox13 wrote:
    >> if i am not in the sprint pcs international plan, how much do i get charged
    >> per min. (+the air minutes)

    >
    > $.42 per minute. Generally, you're going to get gouged on any
    > international call unless you have the international calling add-on.
    > That's pretty much the case on all carriers.


    In this case that isn't true. Verizon, for example, offered a special
    promotion for their north east regional customers calling to Canada free.
    I can't recall the specific add-on/plan but came across it because I do
    a lot of international calls to Canada. Luckily my home phone service
    offers a 5dollar add-on for free long distance to Canada but I wish I had
    it with my Sprintpcs phone. You can try the solution I found. I use a
    voip/asterisk setup for work pbx that has North America calling free. I
    just dial into it from my Sprintpcs phone then dial the people I need to
    talk to in Canada. You can of course put a calling card on speed dial as
    well. There are cards that for a fixed fee allow near unlimited or
    unlimited calling to Canada monthly. It all depends on your usage
    patterns. Keep in mind the rechargeable calling card's minutes usually
    expire after a set period of months.

    I hope my rambling has helped.



  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    Central wrote:

    >>$.42 per minute. Generally, you're going to get gouged on any
    >>international call unless you have the international calling add-on.
    >>That's pretty much the case on all carriers.


    > In this case that isn't true. Verizon, for example, offered a special
    > promotion for their north east regional customers calling to Canada free.


    They USED to. Near as I can tell, they don't anymore, and I think they
    even went so far as to wean users off that add-on whenever they cnaged
    plans or renewed a contract. The game with VZW is that once you have
    something good, you need to avoid EVER having ANY reason to call
    customer care ever again for fear that you'll lose it.

    > I can't recall the specific add-on/plan but came across it because I do
    > a lot of international calls to Canada. Luckily my home phone service
    > offers a 5dollar add-on for free long distance to Canada but I wish I had
    > it with my Sprintpcs phone. You can try the solution I found. I use a
    > voip/asterisk setup for work pbx that has North America calling free. I
    > just dial into it from my Sprintpcs phone then dial the people I need to
    > talk to in Canada.


    Presently, I do just about the same thing, only I have VoIP service
    through Packet8. I can log in to the packet8 website either on a nearby
    computer or through the browser in my Treo 650, then set that phone to
    forward calls to whichever number in Canada I'd like to dial. Then,
    whiel I'm on the phone, I can use a computer to switch my accoutn back
    to normal.




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  5. #5
    pb
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    but if you have "sprint pcs call canada" it's $.09/ minute


    "fox13" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]uipment.com...
    > if i am not in the sprint pcs international plan, how much do i get
    > charged
    > per min. (+the air minutes)
    >
    > thx
    >






  6. #6
    David G. Imber
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 13:26:54 -0500, "pb" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >but if you have "sprint pcs call canada" it's $.09/ minute


    Plus $3.00/month if I recall, is that correct?

    DGI





  7. #7
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    David G. Imber wrote:
    > On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 13:26:54 -0500, "pb" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>but if you have "sprint pcs call canada" it's $.09/ minute

    >
    >
    > Plus $3.00/month if I recall, is that correct?


    Correct.

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  8. #8
    pb
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    $7/ month


    "David G. Imber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 13:26:54 -0500, "pb" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>but if you have "sprint pcs call canada" it's $.09/ minute

    >
    > Plus $3.00/month if I recall, is that correct?
    >
    > DGI
    >
    >






  9. #9
    Joshua
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "pb" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > but if you have "sprint pcs call canada" it's $.09/ minute
    >
    >
    > "fox13" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]uipment.c
    > om...
    > > if i am not in the sprint pcs international plan, how much do i get
    > > charged
    > > per min. (+the air minutes)
    > >
    > > thx



    Try using www.onesuite.com

    I use them to call Mexico, Cuba and S. America regularly. Occasionally
    Canada and Europe. They have great rates and since you dial a US local
    (or 800) phone number (depending on your location) you use a cell minute
    plus pay onesuite whatever their charge is.

    I have no financial interest in the company other than a satisfied
    customer. I used to use them when I had a wired phone in my home.

    HTH IMO YMMV


    Jai



  10. #10
    Tinman
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    Joshua wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "pb" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> but if you have "sprint pcs call canada" it's $.09/ minute
    >>
    >>
    >> "fox13" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]uipment.c
    >> om...
    >>> if i am not in the sprint pcs international plan, how much do i get
    >>> charged
    >>> per min. (+the air minutes)
    >>>
    >>> thx

    >
    >
    > Try using www.onesuite.com
    >
    > I use them to call Mexico, Cuba and S. America regularly. Occasionally
    > Canada and Europe. They have great rates and since you dial a US local
    > (or 800) phone number (depending on your location) you use a cell
    > minute
    > plus pay onesuite whatever their charge is.
    >
    > I have no financial interest in the company other than a satisfied
    > customer. I used to use them when I had a wired phone in my home.
    >


    I use Onesuite too. You can assign several of your numbers as "ZIPDial"
    numbers. When you call Onesuite's 800#, your ZIPDial number is
    identified via the ANI, so you don't need to enter any PIN number at
    all. Very convenient. If you place Onesuite's 800# on speed-dial, it's
    really no trouble at all (IMO).

    Plus, unlike prepaid calling cards, everything with Onesuite is done
    online. So you can track calls, recharge minutes, etc. I've used them
    since 2002 and have never once needed to speak with a human.

    I even had my LD removed from my home phone lines, so that I only use
    Onesuite (both lines setup for ZIPDial, with Onesuite's 800# on
    speed-dial). I think I was paying around 5 cents per minute, which
    wasn't bad. But once I added up the surcharges and fees and other stuff
    (just for LD) I found my actual price was closer to 7 cents or more.
    With Onesuite I pay 2.9 cents per minute--no other charges, taxes, or
    fees are added on.

    And I also have no affiliation with the company. I just think they're a
    pretty good deal, and don't really have any "gotchas." YMMV.


    --
    Mike





  11. #11
    Thurman
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada


    "Tinman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I use Onesuite too. You can assign several of your numbers as "ZIPDial"
    > numbers. When you call Onesuite's 800#, your ZIPDial number is identified
    > via the ANI, so you don't need to enter any PIN number at all. Very
    > convenient. If you place Onesuite's 800# on speed-dial, it's really no
    > trouble at all (IMO).


    Isn't this an opportunity, like the cellualar voice mail, now the Caller ID
    can be spoofed, so someone can spoof their way into your long distance
    account?





  12. #12
    Linc Madison
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    In article <%[email protected]>, Thurman
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Tinman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I use Onesuite too. You can assign several of your numbers as
    > > "ZIPDial" numbers. When you call Onesuite's 800#, your ZIPDial
    > > number is identified via the ANI, so you don't need to enter any
    > > PIN number at all. Very convenient. If you place Onesuite's 800# on
    > > speed-dial, it's really no trouble at all (IMO).

    >
    > Isn't this an opportunity, like the cellualar voice mail, now the
    > Caller ID can be spoofed, so someone can spoof their way into your
    > long distance account?


    Good question, but the answer is no. They aren't using Caller ID,
    they're using ANI, which is far more difficult to spoof.

    Anybody with a PBX can spoof Caller ID with trivial effort. However,
    spoofing ANI is both more difficult and more likely to be detected.

    ANI (Automatic Number Identification) is the telcos' internal billing
    mechanism. For ordinary residential and single-line business customers,
    your ANI and Caller ID will be the same. If you're behind a PBX, your
    ANI is the line identification number for your trunk line from the
    local telco. In some cases, ANI can even be a non-customer-dialable
    number, like 770-123-4567 (local prefix beginning with 0 or 1).

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  13. #13
    Tinman
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    Re: Calling from US sprint pcs to canada

    Thurman wrote:
    > "Tinman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I use Onesuite too. You can assign several of your numbers as
    >> "ZIPDial" numbers. When you call Onesuite's 800#, your ZIPDial
    >> number is identified via the ANI, so you don't need to enter any PIN
    >> number at all. Very convenient. If you place Onesuite's 800# on
    >> speed-dial, it's really no trouble at all (IMO).

    >
    > Isn't this an opportunity, like the cellualar voice mail, now the
    > Caller ID can be spoofed, so someone can spoof their way into your
    > long distance account?


    As Linc answered, and I mentioned originally, it uses ANI not CSID. And
    while I suppose, if someone were that determined, and had the resources,
    they might be able to spoof ANI, methinks they'd be wasting a heck of a
    lot of time trying to find the statistically insignificant percentage of
    people that not only use Onesuite (or similar), but use ZIPDial too.

    And for what? Since it's prepaid, I rarely have more than $20-$30 on my
    account (that's over 800 minutes), so the most they can do is use up my
    minutes (you can't do anything else but make calls with
    ZIPDial--everything else is handled on the Web; passwords, PIN changes,
    recharging, etc.). And that of course would leave me with a detailed
    record of every number dialed. But I seriously doubt I'll ever run into
    that.


    --
    Mike





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