Sunday, October 08, 2006

Tracfone Internatinal Long Distance - Free!

Tracfone now has calling-card style international long distance...for free! As in it doesn't cost any more to use it from your Tracfone than normal. Which, I have to say, is great for the few of us (not me) that use that sort of thing. Here are the steps to do a Tracfone ILD call:

1. Call 1.800.706.3839 from your Tracfone (making it an address book or speed dial entry are two good things to do).

2. Press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish. You will hear dialing instructions, which you can skip over by proceeding on to...

3. Dial 011 + country code + city code + phone number. FOr Canada, just dial 1 + city code + number.

That's it. You now have international long distance that doesn't cost anything above your normal Tracfone minutes! Though they're still a bit expensive...unless you want a 60-minute card from me or get one of the current Tracfone deals (see the previous posts). By the way, until tomorrow, when I get them, they're $12 instead of $12.50 (since they're preorders).

Here are the countries you can call to with this service (the table is copied directly from a Tracfone email forwarded to me; the second columns of each table are the country codes):

Andorra 376
Argentina 54
Australia 61
Austria 43
Bangladesh - Chittagong 880
Bangladesh - Dhaka 880
Bangladesh - Sylhet 880
Belgium 32
Brazil - Belo Horizonte 55
Brazil - Brasilia 55
Brazil - Fortaleza 55
Brazil - Recife 55
Brazil - Rio de Janeiro 55
Brazil - Salvador 55
Brazil - Sao Paulo 55
Bulgaria 359
Canada 1
Canada - Cellular 1
Chile 56
China 86
China - Cellular 86
Colombia - Armenia 57
Colombia - Barranquilla 57
Colombia - Bogota 57
Colombia - Bucaramanga 57
Colombia - Cali 57
Colombia - Cartagena 57
Colombia - Medellin 57
Colombia - Pereira 57
Cyprus 357
Czech Republic 420
Denmark 45
Estonia 372
Finland 358
France 33
Germany 49
Gibraltar 350
Greece 30
Hong Kong 852
DESTINATION COUNTRY CODE
Hong Kong - Cellular 852
Hungary 36
Indonesia - Surabaya 62
Ireland 353
Israel 972
Italy 39
Japan 81
Malaysia 60
Malaysia - Cellular 60
Mexico 52
Mexico - Cellular 52
Monaco 377
Netherlands 31
New Zealand 64
Norway 47
Peru 51
Poland 48
Portugal 351
Russia - Moscow 7
Russia - St. Petersburg 7
San Marino 378
San Marino - Cellular 378
Singapore 65
Singapore - Cellular 65
South Korea 82
Spain 34
Sweden 46
Switzerland 41
Taiwan 886
Taiwan - Cellular 886
Thailand 66
Turkey - Istanbul 90
United Kingdom 44
Venezuela

Note that most countries bill incoming calls on cell phones as free, and outgoing calls to cell phones as more expensive than usual. Hence, you may or may not see "cellular" on the list of countries for whatever country. If you don't, you can't call cell phones in that country with Tracfone's ILD scheme.

And that's about it. Enjoy!

2 comments:

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