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Cheap ways to phone toronto from the US and Caribbean Islands

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Cheap ways to phone toronto from the US and Caribbean Islands

I am heading on a trip and would like to phone home daily. In the past, I have used Google Phone and that works but the quality can be hit/miss. Alternatively, I can enable roaming on my Telus phone for $10 a day and use my phone plan.

Is there an option that offers better call quality but is less than $10 a day?

I will be visiting the following places: Miami, Florida | Labadee, Haiti | Oranjestad, Aruba | Willemstad, Curacao | Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Your cheapest option will be VoIP.

Google Voice/Hangouts is free Canada/US calling when physically in North America, so you might have to use a VPN (and Google will likely still outsmart your VPN).

Try Freetone (no hack), free outbound Canada/US calling. MagicApp from MagicJack will do the same. Either can work on wifi or cell data. Get a local sim for data and call out through an app.
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Use Whatsapp or Tango and connect to Wifi.
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AV-Fishing wrote: Use Whatsapp or Tango and connect to Wifi.
Those are good for peer to peer calling. If you have to call toll-free numbers (banks, telco's, etc.) then you're likely out to lunch on WhatsApp or Tango.
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Are you paying for WiFi on the cruise ship?

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