How to make a Collect Call to North America

twhitehead

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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
 

twhitehead

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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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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).
 

Tamborista

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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".
 

bienamor

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no you cant

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.
 

twhitehead

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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).
thank you rubio...tom
 

Celt202

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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.