Friday, April 25, 2014

The Lowest Rates on International Calls to the Middle East

People who make frequent calls to the Middle East from North America or Europe should investigate the new Tel3Advantage Savings Plan.  As shown in the table below, the rates to many popular Middle East countries are comparable with low cost phone cards and much better than other popular low cost service providers like Skype which is used in the comparison.  Tel3Advantage is one of the higher quality service providers for international calling and the rates shown in the table include all fees and taxes when using a local access number.  The Skype rates are the pay-as-you-go rates on calls from the USA as listed on their website.  The phone card rate is the lowest rate listed for calls to the subject country on Smart Global Call Phone Cards International. The rates in the Table are in USA cents per minute.


Rates on International Calls to some popular Middle East Locations


Tel31
Phone Card2
Skype3
Egypt Land Line
5.6 cents/min
8.4 cents/min
14 cents/min
Egypt Mobile
4.9
7
10.5
Iran Land Line
4.5
5.6
6
Iran Mobile
5.9
6.3
6
Israel Land Line
1.3
1.3
2.3
Israel Mobile
3.5
4.9
6
Lebanon Land Line
8.9
7.2
12.6
Lebanon Mobile
15.4
15.2
25
Saudi Arabia Land Line
8.8
7.5
25
Saudi Arabia Mobile
10.9
10.8
11
UAE Land Line
13.8
13.4
27.5
UAE Mobile
13.7
13.4
19
Yemen Land Line
10.7
11.7
21
Yemen Mobile
12.4
12.1
21





1 Tel3Advantage savings plan rate on calls from the USA including fees and taxes.
2 Typical low cost phone card advertised rate on calls from the USA excluding fees and taxes.
3 Skype pay-as-you-go rate per minute as listed on their website for calls from the USA. 

It is interesting to note that the Skype pay-as-you-go rates are not very low to many locations.  Skype service is great when it is free but the cost is relatively high when used to make paid calls to land-line or mobile phones. Therefore, it is great to use Skype for free calls but nice to have another plan when making paid calls from phones.

In addition to low rates, Tel3 offers new customers a sign-up bonus in the form a of a credit that can be used to make phone calls.  New customers who sign-up using this link savings plan will get a nice bonus ($10 or more depending on initial deposit) and also get low savings plan rates.  There is no obligation, so callers can use the plan for a short or long term since there are no fees or contracts.  It is a prepaid plan where a caller deposits funds and uses them when calls are made.  The funds will remain in the account if unused.  Visit the link about for more information or call 1 800 441 0321 to speak with a representative. 

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