By Alok Saboo on March 24th, 2009
Betamax has raised (or in this case lowered) the bar again by offering ultra cheap calls to India and many other destinations. Betamax’s latest offering, Actionvoip, claims to offer the cheapest international calling rates. To be fair, this claim was true to a large extent.
Actionvoip offers some great international calling rates and literally beats the pants off the competition. You can call India for as low as 0.007 US cents (calls to mobile are “little” expensive at 0.013 US cents). You can call Pakistan for 0.066 US cents, China for 0.007 cents, Russia for 0.007 cents, Brazil for 0.007 cents, etc. You can look at the complete rates table to find the rates for your destination. We have seen the calling rates drop steadily, but this is huge. I have been monitoring the Betamax rates, and they have not changed the rates as often as they used to in the past. This makes me a little comfortable with their claims.
You can use Actionvoip using their dialer or you can use your own device using the Actionvoip SIP settings given below:
SIP port : 5060
Registrar : sip.actionvoip.com
Proxy server : sip.actionvoip.com
Outbound proxy server : leave empty
Account name : your Actionvoip username
Password : your Actionvoip password
Display name/number : your Actionvoip username or voipnumber
Stunserver (option) : stun.actionvoip.com
Actionvoip clearly offers one of the best rates to several destinations and I would encourage you to avail the offer. If you want an even cheaper calls, find out how you can make unlimited free international calls to India, China, Philippines, Canada, United Kingdom and Singapore.
We now have several providers offering less India calling at less than 3 cents. This is a welcome trend and hopefully this should force some of the bigger players to lower their rates as well. We have already seen Rebtel lowering its calling rate to India from 5.8 cents to 4.9 cents. Let us hope others catch on this trend fast…