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    Calling the U.S. from Canada

    I have to travel to Canada for a week soon for business and was wondering what the best option is for calling home in the evening? I use Verizon and see they have coverage in Montreal (where I'm going to be staying) but I think the roaming fee is around $.70 per minute.

    What other options do travelers recommend? Calling card, VOIP, etc?


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    Re: Calling the U.S. from Canada

    Gonna have a laptop to Skype or something?



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    Re: Calling the U.S. from Canada

    I'll have my work laptop but want to avoid installing Skype on it for other reasons.


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    Re: Calling the U.S. from Canada

    I would call Verizon and see if they offer a package deal you could do for a month. Or if you have a land line phone you could check to see what they have to offer, the only bad part about that is your wife would have to call you at the hotel. Just have to set up times to call.



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    Re: Calling the U.S. from Canada

    You might try magic jack as a relatively cheap option, otherwise there might be cheap calling cards. Also if you have some sort of headset, I guess you could use google voice too for free as long as you have an internet connection.



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    Re: Calling the U.S. from Canada

    My wife is in Canada now, but I call her by calling google voice (local) and having that call canada for free. Quite nice for when she needs to call her family that's up there, and handy for me now.



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