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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

SKYPE works well for international calls, however, the service can get wonky.  When we working on a project with a company in Finland, we called Verizon, our cell phone provider, and they had a plan that cost us $15 a month.  We did not have to worry about wonkiness issues,  The project lasted three months and it was well worth the $45 to us.  We love peace of mind in tech.  LOL A

Jun 08, 2021 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
175,086
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

Maybe Skype.
Works well for the US, but never tried internationally.

Jun 08, 2021 08:35 PM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The only time I make an international phone call is if I am traveling out of the U.S. and call home. So...not an issue for me.

Jun 08, 2021 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have always used WhatsApp to communicate with international clients and friends.  It works well and it is free!

Jun 09, 2021 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We have our cell phone service with T-Mobile and for I believe $10 a month have a special low rate for international phone calls. Works great... we do overseas calls frequently as we have family and friends there.

Otherwise, I use Facebook Messenger (free) and Skype (also free)

Jun 09, 2021 04:31 AM
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Ken Jones, ASA | Broker & Appraiser
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc./Global Valuations - Newark, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker & Appraiser

Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate We've been using messenger (free), facetime (free), and skype (free or paid) for years.

All are reliable and have video capabilities, unlike voice-only voice services.

Jun 09, 2021 03:43 AM
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

I have global added to my Sprint/Tmobile plan.  Also whatsApp😎

Jun 09, 2021 06:56 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I make regular calls and am using my regular cell phone carrier with a global plan.  Otherwise, I've been using What's app for voice and video calls, free service and it works well. Also been using Skype as another option. 

Jun 09, 2021 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Fred. Not an issue for me, so I have no suggestions. You cell phone carrier may have a solution.

Jun 09, 2021 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I do not have any services for intl. Lots of great ideas from others.

Jun 09, 2021 05:25 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When I have had to make international calls, have used WhatsApp, it is free also.

Jun 09, 2021 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Skype or install Whatsapp. 

Jun 09, 2021 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would take advantage of the Verizon plan for international calls. 

You can communicate on Facebook at no cost.

Jun 09, 2021 09:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No suggestions.

Parked and Reading.

Jun 09, 2021 08:58 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Google voice

 

Jun 09, 2021 08:49 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I've only used Zoom for international clients.

Jun 09, 2021 11:02 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Would it be wrong for me to freely admit that I don't need to talk to people in other countries who aren't paying 7.40 a minute? LOL I talk to folks all over the world but they're calling me and paying.
Where RE is concerned I have never had occasion to do much business with non-US peeps and 2 we attempted last year were both scammers! China and India! Call me when you're stateside and proof funds in USD! 

Jun 09, 2021 08:08 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WhatsApp & Skype.

Jun 11, 2021 04:07 PM