Is Skype Credit worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by daneoni, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    #1
    So i've been considering getting skype credit purely so i can make international calls but want to be sure the rates are decent
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #2
    I think the rates are amazing. Particularly if you call a land line (cell numbers are generally much higher).

    But if you want a direct comparison then compare the $0.02/min on Skype with whatever it'd cost you to call from a landline abroad. I would use this (Skype) infinitely over an actual phone when I lived in the UK and would call home to California. Great deal!
     
  3. macgrl macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    #3
    Personally I think that skype is great value. I call the US regularly and it is the best value for me that I could find:)
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

    arkitect

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Location:
    Bath, United Kingdom
    #4
    Well just go and compare the rates on Skype's site with the rates offered by your telephone company. ;)

    For me it's a no brainer…

    Skype wins everytime.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    #5
    The rates are decent. To certain countries prepaid phone cards are cheaper though.
     
  6. Wicker macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    #6
    I use Skype to call international landlines regularly as I feel the rates are very good. You should compare, but I get much more talktime with Skype than with any prepaid card I have tried
     
  7. macgrl macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    #7
    Depending on how much you use it you can get a monthly unlimited package for a set price.:)
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #8
    I have unlimited US & Canada. It makes for great antics when you host and bridge computer users to phone ones.

    They give you a small amount of credit and I haven't be able to use up all of it over the past two years. An hour international is less than a dollar for me.
     
  9. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

    daneoni

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    #9
    Wow looks like positive reviews all round and the rates are decent. Im gonna try it out
     

Share This Page