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    Default How to make a Collect Call to North America

    Probably something I should already know but I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to go about making a collect call to North America. I am on a cell plan with Claro ... any help would be appreciated...thanks Tom

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    it will cost the other party a fortune. get on the net and make calls for free from www.bueno.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZB View Post
    it will cost the other party a fortune. get on the net and make calls for free from www.bueno.com

    AZB
    Good information but you didn't answer my question. The calls in question would be to my banks, fund dealers etc and thus I am really not at all concerned with the cost. Tom

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    You cannot make collect calls form cellphones. From Codetel landline you can use AT&T, Sprint, etc. look up their International Access numbers on google. The number will look like US number (1-800) but is free form Codetel/Tricom landlines (not frm cellphones).

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    Skype allows FREE dialing to US 1-800 numbers, or .02/minute dialing to US numbers, well worth downloading it. US numbers can not be dialed collect from 809/829 cellphone numbers, you will still be paying for airtime on Claro.

    If you don't want to use Skype, it's very cheap to call 1-800 numbers from a "Centro de llamada".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamborista View Post
    Skype allows FREE dialing to US 1-800 numbers, or .02/minute dialing to US numbers, well worth downloading it. US numbers can not be dialed collect from 809/829 cellphone numbers, you will still be paying for airtime on Claro.

    If you don't want to use Skype, it's very cheap to call 1-800 numbers from a "Centro de llamada".
    the Centro's will when you dial an 800 number give you a voice recording to call 881 which will cost you 10 peso a min. From a home landline you should have 0+ dialing, for collect third party ect. just like in the USA, but no access to this feature from a Cel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    You cannot make collect calls form cellphones. From Codetel landline you can use AT&T, Sprint, etc. look up their International Access numbers on google. The number will look like US number (1-800) but is free form Codetel/Tricom landlines (not frm cellphones).
    thank you rubio...tom

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    From a codetel landline dial zero and inform the operator you want to call a number in the US "cobra revertido". If the operator asks who to tell them is calling tell the operator "es un banco, soy un cliente".

    To make a collect call you must be calling a local number with area code not a toll free number.

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