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					With the advances in VoIP technology, the prices for international calling plans are
much more reasonable. But it's important to compare prices among carriers since
those not utilizing the newest technological advances in wireless and mobile services
will be unable to offer you a competitive price for international calls.

VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol technology is making wireless and mobile
services more affordable because it uses IP networks, like the Internet, rather than
public switched telephone networks, to deliver voice communications and other
messaging applications. VoIP converts analog voice signals to digital and translates
the signal into Internet Protocol. On the receiving end, the process is reversed.

The best money saving international calling plans are those that offer unlimited calls
for one flat rate. With a flat rate, there's no need to keep track of minutes, peak calling
times, or roaming charges. A flat rate means you can call anywhere, anytime, and talk
for as long as you want.

There are a number of different types of international calling plans available. To save
money, do a price comparison based on your needs. Consider your overall
international calling usage during a typical month.

Look at how many minutes you use and how much you pay for them. Also factor in
any additional surcharges and fees. Based on your volume of international calls, you
can choose a plan that provides the most savings.

Some international calling plans differ for a land line phone and a mobile phone.
Often times, unlimited calling is provided with a home calling plan, while the price
structure for mobile phones provides only a set number of minutes for a monthly fee.
To save money, choose a plan that offers the best value, whether using a home or
mobile phone.

Current cell phones work on 3G technology, but the best plans offer 5G wireless
technology. They operate on the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM),
which is the most common standard for mobile phones around the world. It enables
mobile phone calls to just about anywhere in the world. For the best value in
international calling prices, look for a service that utilizes digital GSM.

International rates vary depending on the country you are calling. If you frequently
make calls to several foreign countries, the best way to save money is with a flat rate
and unlimited calling. Flat rate international calling plans are more economical than
per minute plans traditionally offered by long distance providers.

For many people, international calls are limited to when they travel or the occasional
call to family and friends. As a result, they pay an exorbitant per minute rate through
their long distance provider. Along with a rate that is charged per minute, additional
fees and taxes are levied by the government.

To save money on international rates, shop around for the best deal for the country
you call most often, or look for a mobile service provider that includes unlimited
calling or texting, along with unlimited live chat or Skype.