After posting about Packet8 I decided to share with you how I personally make cheap international calls from my BlackBerry. There is a service from 3utelecom for your cellphone that a friend of mine introduced me to that allows you to make cheap calls. There is no monthly fee so you only pay for what you use and their is no signup fee. Also their rates are only billed per second so you don’t have to pay for the whole minute .
The coolest part is how the service works. Once you register you just call 1-866-9-DIAL-3U from your cell and then dial the number you want. The service recognizes your caller ID so there is no pin code to input. The easiest way to set this up is to put 1-866-9-DIAL-3UppPHONENUMBER into your address book for each international number. The “p” in the number above are pauses which you can put into your BlackBerry by using the “N” key on your QWERTY keyboard or using the menu button and selecting “add pause” I recommend using 2 pauses since that is how long it takes 3u to pickup. You can have up to 4 different cellphones registered on each account which my wife uses for her cell.
Check out all the info at this link www.3utelecom.com. They have a convoluted sessions system that does not allow me to post links to pages. You can find more info if you click on the “Call From Your Cell” menu link on the left and you can signup by clicking the signup link on the left.
PS: If you sign up for the service and want to send some
love free referral credits my way then please contact me using this form and I will give you my cell number to put in the referral field. (It is not something I want to post online)