VoIP call rates compared

Once you’ve got your VoIP service all set up, there are huge savings to be made on phone calls – especially when it comes to long distance phone calls.

Many service providers charge a monthly access fee for VoIP, so this amount should also be taken into account as well. However, it is still likely to be cheaper than the usual $30 phone line rental on traditional home phone lines (along with expensive call rates and long term contracts).

Call rates to the UK and India have been provided below so that you can get a rough idea of international call rates to landlines; however each country is generally charged at a different rate.

iiNet Netphone 2: $9.95 per month

Mobiles: 29c/min
Local: unlimited
National: unlimited
Calls to the UK: $0.05/min
Calls to India: $0.29/min

Call 1300 106 571 to find out more about iiNet’s broadband and VoIP plans.

TPG: no VoIP monthly access fee

Mobiles: 28c/min
Local: 10c untimed
National: 10c untimed
Calls to the UK: $0.0199/min
Calls to India: $0.0199/min

Call 1300 106 571 to find out more about TPG’s broadband and VoIP plans.

iPrimus Lingo Starter: $9.95 per month

Mobiles: 26c/min
Local: 10c untimed
National: 10c untimed
Calls to the UK: $0.027/min
Calls to India: $0.115/min

Call 1300 137 794 to find out more about iPrimus’ broadband and VoIP plans.

Engin VoIP Starter: $9.95 per month

Mobiles: 27c/min
Local: 10c untimed
National: 10c untimed
Calls to the UK: $0.035/min
Calls to India: $0.099/min

Call 1300 381 277 to find out more about Engin’s broadband and VoIP plans. They also have broadband and VoIP bundles with even cheaper call rates.

How do these rates compare to Skype – pay as you go?

Mobiles: 26.9c/min
Local: $0.03c/min
National: $0.03c/min
Calls to the UK: $0.03/min
Calls to India: $0.11/min

Overall

Cheapest local and national calls? iiNet, unlimited (except for the $9.95 monthly access fee).

Cheapest mobile calls in Australia? iPrimus 26c/min. However there is a $9.95 monthly access fee, therefore it may be cheapest to use Skype.

Cheapest rate to the UK? TPG, which is charged at just under 2c/min.

Cheapest rate to India? TPG, which is charged at just under 2c/min.