How to Call Germany the Cheapest Way
By Drenee Brown
Some of the cheapest ways to call Germany are with online software, international calling cards and international code access. All three are convenient ways to stay in touch with family and friends in Germany. Each communication service offers different features and prices. Choose one or all services to keep in contact.
Visit the Skype home page and download the software to your computer. Skype works best with high-speed Internet service. The download only takes a few minutes. You will need a headset with a mouthpiece to speak to the other party. Headsets can be purchased on the Skype website or any place that sells electronics. A plan for $13.99 per month includes unlimited calls to Germany. You can use the Skype world plan to call landlines or mobile phones.
Set up international calls with your mobile phone. Tel3advantage is an international service that will allow you to make calls to Germany for 1.4 cents a minute. You will be required to join the service and they will give you an access code you use before you dial the number in Germany. Some of the benefits include getting free minutes to sign up, the ability to use any phone (landline or cell), and no contracts or obligations. Plans start at $10.
Purchase international phone cards. Phone cards are a convenient and inexpensive way to talk to someone in Germany. Calling cards can be reloaded as needed. This is a great backup plan to reach Germany if traveling. Phone calls are accepted by most phone carriers. You can load a phone card starting at $10.
- Compare plans and choose one that fits your lifestyle.
Drenee Brown began writing online articles in 2006, contributing to various websites. She is a former Six Sigma specialist and received her certification through Ford Motor Company Lean Academy. She is also an entrepreneur and president of an electrical contracting company in Atlanta. She holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Sawyer Business School.