call rate confuse

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bennyvo
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call rate confuse

Post by bennyvo » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:15 pm

Hi,

I'm on Plan B, no minimum/monthly fee.
1. Is calling Australia land line 10cent untimed or 1cent untimed?
2. Is calling Australia mobile 22cent per minute?
3. If answer to Q2 is true, then why is it calling to Singapore/Vietnam is cheaper (Singapore - Mobile $0.02) (Vietnam - Mobile $0.13)

Thanks.

James
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Re: call rate confuse

Post by James » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:36 pm

bennyvo wrote:Hi,

I'm on Plan B, no minimum/monthly fee.
1. Is calling Australia land line 10cent untimed or 1cent untimed?
2. Is calling Australia mobile 22cent per minute?
3. If answer to Q2 is true, then why is it calling to Singapore/Vietnam is cheaper (Singapore - Mobile $0.02) (Vietnam - Mobile $0.13)

Thanks.
We obviously buy those destinations cheaper than we buy Australian mobiles.

bennyvo
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Re: call rate confuse

Post by bennyvo » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:41 pm

Oh I see...I thought since exetel is australian so calling to australia is cheaper than oversea.

thanks.

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Re: call rate confuse

Post by dbr » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:42 pm

James wrote:1. Is calling Australia land line 10cent untimed or 1cent untimed?
10c untinmed in OZ. I can't see anywhere that 1c is referred to for OZ. Link
James wrote:2. Is calling Australia mobile 22cent per minute?
Yes.
James wrote:3. If answer to Q2 is true, then why is it calling to Singapore/Vietnam is cheaper (Singapore - Mobile $0.02) (Vietnam - Mobile $0.13)
I would assume that there are no terminators that are willing to provide Exetel (or anyone) with a lower priced wholesale cost.

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Re: call rate confuse

Post by Aquard » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:22 pm

Odd I know, but it cost me less for a short conversation to someone in Boston than it did to call a number in Thomastown, Vic!

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Re: call rate confuse

Post by vk3xem » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:41 pm

My understanding of VoIP is that a provider (Exetel in this case) deal with other VoIP providers to terminate or place calls locallly at a lower rate than making a PSTN or POTS call from within Australia. Exetel then set up dialling rules to ensure they route calls to the cheapest way possible. They would probably tweak the dialling rules regularly depending on what deals they can make with other providers.
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