Skip to content

ExpatSingapore

Home Message Board Contact Us Search

ExpatSingapore Message Board 25 September 2018, 21:17:42 PM *
Username: Password: (or Register)
 
Pages: 1 [2] 3
  Reply  |  Print  
Author Topic: How do I call collect overseas?  (Read 16292 times)
Singaporeboomer
Guest
« Reply #15 on: 24 May 2015, 11:49:41 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

Thank you Esquire Flyer. There are some intelligent, polite people in the world.
Logged


if this helps
Guest
« Reply #16 on: 25 May 2015, 6:18:26 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

Not collect, but calling overseas is at some discounted cheaper rate if you dial 018 or 019 first.


Anyhow, calling overseas
 rates these days are so much cheaper compared to 20 yrs ago.
Logged
onehome
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 10


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: 26 May 2015, 10:53:37 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

So call collect is out and Skype is in. I guess no more discussions required on this topic.
Logged
crunch
Guest
« Reply #18 on: 02 July 2015, 15:57:05 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

Me too! Credit cards say to do this - for a reason, I presume. So why did those twits want to make somebody pay for the privilege of talking to a credit card company (that just informed my wife they were blocking my card due to "security concerns")?
THANKS!
Logged
pipoo2015
Newbie
*
Posts: 1


View Profile
« Reply #19 on: 10 July 2015, 17:46:58 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

If you using prepaid calling cards

Calling Singapore from the United States:

011 - US exit code; dial first for international calls made from the USA or Canada
65 - Country Code for Singapore
Phone Number - 8 digits; first digit is either 3 or 6 for fixed lines
US to Singapore international dialing format: 011 65 Huh? Huh?

I wish i could help you more.
Logged
cee
Guest
« Reply #20 on: 10 October 2015, 0:35:42 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

thank u
Logged
Thanks for Info
Guest
« Reply #21 on: 22 January 2016, 3:08:18 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

I am glad someone answered the question even though it waa few years later. I was looking for the one for starhub as well.

Thanks. Cheers.
Logged
Heya
Guest
« Reply #22 on: 17 April 2016, 10:37:51 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

FYI, AT&T no longer does collect calls, and according to what I can find on the internet, StarHub doesn't either. SingTel is possibly the only remaining option. So, it looks like I'm paying intl long-distance to do something that my credit card company used to provide as a service.
Logged
oldmike
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1257


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: 17 April 2016, 14:54:38 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

use Skype
Logged
Americano
Newbie
*
Posts: 5



View Profile WWW
« Reply #24 on: 28 November 2016, 17:44:16 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

use Skype

hey)

lately skype started providing poor call quality, besides the app is heavy, there are always some troubles with it… i suffer from them personally Sad
 
there is another option… there’re many services that handle your call, from origination to termination. All you need to do is to dial your recipient number. With the country code. They are similar to skype, but cheper and more hi-quality

so you may check rebtel, keku, callnspeak, cheapcalls and others.
« Last Edit: 28 November 2016, 17:46:27 PM by LFB » Logged
Manta1
Guest
« Reply #25 on: 14 September 2017, 11:28:51 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

 Shocked What a bunch of jerks here!
And how kind of some to answer intelligently...
My bank has asked me to call them 'collect', not Skype, not on card, just collect!
Thanks to those with good answers, jerks - ram a durian up where it don't shine!
Logged
Aaron
Guest
« Reply #26 on: 05 July 2018, 14:08:21 PM »
Reply with quoteQuote

me too
Logged
YellowSapphire
Guest
« Reply #27 on: 05 September 2018, 11:25:40 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

Wow! so much judgment on one thread!

Simple and very useful question to which people felt free to be obnoxious and insulting!

Thank you for rare few who tried to help. My bank also has either US toll free number or collect number - both are (almost) impossible to connect to.

Update as of Sep 2018: I tried Singtel collect call number 104 and opted to speak to the operator since there was no other relevant option on IVR. The operator clarified that Singtel does NOT have chargeback (to the bank or US company) collect call service anymore. That means I will have to bear the charges of collect calling even though the company (in my case the bank) offers to bear the charges. This is because Singtel does NOT have the facility to charge the amount to the bank. The collect charges aren't very high - its a relative thing depending on your need - S$2 to initiate the call, S$1.33/min for first 3mins and some cents/min afterwards.

If you have to, just call collect and bear the expenses. The only problem though is the operator will be on the line and if you are going to share personal information, it will become available to the operator as well.
Logged
YellowSapphire
Guest
« Reply #28 on: 05 September 2018, 11:32:04 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

Btw - I am planning on getting US VPN and then using Google call to call the tollfree number. Sneaky, but what can I do? My charged collect calls also weren't fruitful Sad
Logged
YellowSapphire
Guest
« Reply #29 on: 05 September 2018, 11:33:44 AM »
Reply with quoteQuote

And for the high-headed people out there - the thread has been viewed 15850+ times which gives the thread relevance and legitimacy it deserves!
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3
  Reply  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines