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1. Posted by laura514 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I am currently in Montreal and calling Holland really frequently and its costing me $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.. lets just say a lot. The problem is I can't use a traditional plan because I'm calling always to a cell phone. Does anyone have any suggestions or any plans they have heard of because these long distance calls are seriously burning a whole in my pocket.


2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6773 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey Laura, have you tried one of those cheap calling cards? They have them all over the
place here; most milk bars (aka corner shops) stock them. I presume they would exist in
Canada too. The way they generally work is that you call a local number (at local call rates)
, then you connect through them internationally. The cards themselves are miles cheaper
than normal phone companies' rates. I've had echo problems occassionaly, but there really
isn't much difference in quality and the price difference makes those problems fade away.

Can't say I've tried it from a mobile or to a mobile, but I imagine if you were calling from a
mobile, you would be up for the local call (at 20c per minute or whatever it is there) and
then the cost of the phone card that you purchased. Of course, it would be much cheaper
to call from a landline. Just did a quick search in google and found this one that will let
you call from canada to cell phones in Holland - here's the direct link:


I think you can even buy it online through them. This serves as an example only though,
the first one I could find any information on.

Cheers, Peter

[ Edit: fixed up link to just go to the home page ]

3. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey Laura,

Are you in Canada trying to call a cell phone in Holland? There is an international phone card called Liberty that, strangely enough, only echos if you call someone at their home! When I use it to call someone's cell phone it doesn't echo. Apparently the best deal is in the $10 card. You call a local number which gets you to a recorded message and then you follow the prompts until you dial the number in Holland and that is all you do! It is very easy to use and quite cheap!