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Edward OConor

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I thought that everyone would appreciate this response for a new contact number that I got today.m2:

"the borrower is out of the country for a while but can be reached internationally at 01152XXX1305043. Please try borrower at that number." :rof: :rof: :rof: :

I don't even have international telephone access (I use VOIP phones). I can't imagine what the cost would be to even place the call even if I could.

Any suggestions for responses?
 

LA Woman

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I have a couple of responses, but they are not fit to say outloud in front of mixed company.

But, how 'bout, "well you guys can give the borrower a call, give him MY phone number and he can contact me to setup an appt"?
 

Jeff Horton

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Reply: "Your kidding, right??"
 

leelansford

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I thought that everyone would appreciate this response for a new contact number that I got today.m2:

"the borrower is out of the country for a while but can be reached internationally at 01152XXX1305043. Please try borrower at that number." :rof: :rof: :rof: :

I don't even have international telephone access (I use VOIP phones). I can't imagine what the cost would be to even place the call even if I could.

Any suggestions for responses?

Ask for a local telephone number for contact. Otherwise, inform your client that the cost of an overseas telephone call (or, calls) will be an addition to your fee.
 

Stone

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Not that I'd be looking to call homeowners overseas, but if you do need to call someone in another country, here is a great site: http://callingcards.com/

You pick the country you are going to call and then look through the available cards. They e-mail you a number to dial and a pin. It is significantly cheaper than direct-dial. Be careful to look at the different options, some cards have different rules, like weekly fees once activated or big first minute fees, so compare a few. Also, most only work for three months once activated, so don't spend too much on any one card.

We have friends who live in Burkina Faso and it was going to cost over a dollar a minute to call them. With our cards it has cost less than 20 cents per minute.

Before my sister in-law in China got a vonage account with a Rockford phone number, I looked into cards to call her in Beijing. Minutes were as low as three cents.

Great site.
 

Richard Carlsen

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It's funny what you get when you call people these days. Last Thursday I called the HO at the number given, he answered and I identified myself and said I'd like to do the inspection on Saturday morning. He said that was not possible as he was presently standing on a ski slope in Montana with some great powder and was not coming home just for me to look at his house. We had a good laugh and I told him I'd call when he got home.

Another time I called to gain access to a cabin on the AuSable River here in Northern Michigan and the owner answered on his way to a hunting lease in south Texas.

The world sure has gotten smaller.
 

Stone

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Get SKYPE http://www.skype.com Make all the international calls you want.

I haven't downloaded it yet, but will probably do so in the future. Our friends got better internet access last fall. It is no cheaper to Burkina with Skype unless they have it. I believe they do now that they have a baby and the family calls that go with it.
 

ccooper

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I love Skype. When travelling I can video conference with my office for free. Just have to pay for internet access at my hotel.
 

Couch Potato

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What's the big deal?

I thought that everyone would appreciate this response for a new contact number that I got today.m2:

"the borrower is out of the country for a while but can be reached internationally at 01152XXX1305043. Please try borrower at that number." :rof: :rof: :rof: :

I don't even have international telephone access (I use VOIP phones). I can't imagine what the cost would be to even place the call even if I could.

Any suggestions for responses?
Mexico is only $0.01 a minute with my service; I would simply call the number.
 
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