[amsat-bb] Cruise with AMSAT
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon Jan 11 16:05:08 UTC 2016
n the absence of a non-free number to reach Carnival to
make a cruise reservation, you could use Skype to ring
that 800 number. Skype permits free calls to toll-free or
freephone numbers in the USA, Canada, and a few other
countries without first adding money (Skype Credit) to a
Skype account. You will need a Skype account, of course.
I just tested it, and got to the right place. I heard the
same greeting answer my call via Skype as I did when I
rang the number from the desk phone at my office.
Skype doesn't work for all toll-free numbers in the USA
and Canada (area codes 800, 844, 855, 866, 877, 888), as
some numbers are limited to certain regions, states, or
Canadian provinces. This is because of where Skype connects
these calls into the telephone network for calls (usually
somewhere in southern California). I know it has worked
for those calling toll-free numbers for ARRL, in addition
to this number for Carnival.
On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 2:33 AM, David G0MRF via AMSAT-BB <
amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
> 1-800 numbers only seem to work in the USA.
> 10/Nov is not listed as standard sailing, so details are difficult to find.
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