How much is your international calling really costing you?

You may be surprised to learn the real cost of calling internationally with big carriers and even “cheap” long distance companies

Remember that plan you bought for only $10 per month that ended up costing you over $100 per month? Or the one that promised worldwide calling but limited you to only certain countries?

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The telecom industry is full of hype, promotional discounts that go away, and hidden fees in the fine print.

There are lots of companies — even national big carriers — that boasts hundreds of countries at either discount or lowest rate. They forget to mention that it is for landline only, and that the cost of mobile to mobile phone is actually $2 more per minute! Or that you’ll be charged a connection fee or other fee. Even prepaid minutes seem like a bargain until your card expires and you’ve lost the money.

Even so-called “unlimited” packages may not be the best bargain for you and your needs. Did you notice most companies focus their promotions primarily on Mexico, Canada, China and India? What if that is not where you want to call?


Discount operators ultimately profit more than they discount

“Pay as you go” or low cost mobile providers are cheap options, right? Wrong. Simple Mobile, MetroPCS, Straight Talk and VoIP are not as simple as one would think. They require you buy their phone or activation kit/SIM card, a basic minimum plan — and you may still have to purchase an international plan to call the countries you want. Usually, there are limited time offers that will expire or rates dependent upon setting up monthly auto-refills.

What does all of this mean to YOU?

There are lesser-known options for savvy buyers who shop around. BlueTone is one of the leading independent specialty long distance companies that fills the gap between traditional calling plans and international calls. With BlueTone, you keep your current phone and national plan; it’s just an add-on to any existing home or mobile phone service. There are no hidden fees, contracts or SIM cards — not even a pre-pay requirement. Your monthly bill is based on who you called, not who you didn’t.
We think it’s just common sense — and there’s no risk to you to try it!

Let’s compare the price to call Romania from the U.S.

 

Landline price per minute*

Mobile price per minute*

Monthly fee

Contract free

Keep your carrier

Low standard rates

BlueTone Logo

1.9¢

4.9¢

NONE

YES

YES

YES

T-mobile

20¢ ($2.69 without plan) Unlimited plans for some countries

20¢ ($2.69 without plan)

NO
$10 OR $15 with $50 plan

YES (if you bring your own phone)

NO

NO (uses introductory rates)

AT&T

31¢ ($2.29 without plan)

49¢ ($2.45 without plan)

NO
$5 with plan

NO

NO

NO (uses introductory rates)

Straight Talk

Not all cities available

Not all cities available

NO
$10 with $45 plan. Overage charges may apply.

YES (if using your own phone)

NO

NO (uses introductory rates)

Verizon

32¢-$1.99

50¢ - $1.99

NO
$5 - $20 (Verizon service required)

NO

NO

NO (uses introductory rates)

Sprint

32¢

49¢

NO
$10 - $15 (Sprint service required)

NO

NO

NO (uses introductory rates)

Simple Mobile

2.2¢

5.9¢

NO
$5 - $10 with plan. (Limited to Mexico, Canada, China and India - other countries billed at minute rates)

NO

NO

NO (uses introductory rates)

*All rates are in USD. For all companies listed above, Romania cited as example for international calling from the U.S. Rate and fees data collected 11/2015


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Sign up online for service. Then, simply:

  1. Call your access number and the destination number.
  2. Talk.
  3. Pay – the bill is sent one time per month AFTER you have used BlueTone services.

Talk as long as you want, and pay less for it.

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What our customers are saying

“There are many reasons why BlueTone is wonderful. One of the many reasons is that it makes calling family overseas quite simple. I've never had any issues with the connection. Another reason why BlueTone is the best is that getting a hold of customer service is so easy and I don't have to go through an automated system.”
- Dzevaida A., Louisville, KY

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