Apr 25, 2005, 9:26 PM
Post #10 of 25
Hello, I checked into Vonage today at Radio Shack. To use this system, you must have hi-speed internet to use it. You can call all over the world. You receive a phone number of your choosing - near US or Canada home, for instance. Then, when someone uses your phone to call you, it is free to them and incoming calls are free to you. Once you have the system, you can take the Vonage box with you and plug it into hi-speed internet wherever you travel. You pay only one monthly fee, 16 for 500 mins and 27 for unlimited minutes anywhere. The only other equipment you need is a phone - not a phone line - but just a phone.
I'm trying to buy a Vonage unit and take it to Mexico to hook it up on the internet there. Vonage tells me I can still choose my area code and city for the number, even a US one. So I may do that so I don't have to pay for hi-speed internet both in the US and Mexico.
The best phone card I found was at Costco - MCI at about .18 /minute either from LA or from Mexico. I spend a lot of money with that card. Good luck. All we can do is the best we can.