Which International Call Service To Use? Skype Out vs Nimbuzz Out vs Viber Out

When it comes to making international calls, let’s agree that telcos have really expensive calling rates.

One of the option is to use the voice over IP solutions, however, it requires a lot of planning from both the parties — from setting up a time to actually checking whether your mic is working. Hangouts on Android can actually solve a bunch of these issues if it also allowed one to just initiate a voice call instead of a video call.

I have compared three services that allows you make calls from your desktop or smartphone app to anyone with a cell phone or PSTN phone.


*Skype mentions that there might be additional connection fees applicable / ~ really variable rates

Couple of observations:

  1. There’s no clear cut winner when it comes to making international calls. That is, if you want to make calls to multiple destination and want to enjoy the best price, you’ll have to keep switching between the apps
  2. In all the countries that I looked for, Skype turned out to the costliest. Besides that, Skype offers way too many options to the consumers and thus confusing them. Almost every plan has some sort of conditions attached to it
  3. Viber Out seems to be providing consistently best plans for most of the countries. If you have to buy credits from just one country, you cannot go wrong with Viber

Obviously, the trick here is to research on various services and pick up the best on that suits you. However, if you need to call up multiple destination and don’t want to bother with buying credits from different services, Viber Out would be the clear cut choice.

So which international calling service are you using?

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June 29, 2014 11:41 pm 11:41 PM

if you have android or ios go with vonage ,viber is also good

Tenji John
June 28, 2014 5:40 pm 5:40 PM

I feel Rebtel is the cheapest amongst all these mentioned above.

Calls to US are 1.5c/min,
Calls to Saudi Arabia 6.9c/min
Calls to UAE 11.9c/min
Calls to Singapore 1.9c/min
Calls to UK LL 1c/min

There are no hidden charges too…
Its pretty clear and a delay of 1 sec.

June 29, 2014 11:11 am 11:11 AM

I think voipdiscount.com is better than what you said.

June 28, 2014 2:41 pm 2:41 PM

Nice Article.
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