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In 2015, Brazil remains one of the countries with the most expensive rates in the world connection. Are imposed, backward enterprises, high costs, bureaucracy and many elements that contribute to this high cost in rates. Since we can not solve all the problems of Brazilian telephony, the right thing to do to save is to compare the rates and try to find that cheaper for your needs. But how? What are the best services? What are the cheapest? Well, the answer is not so simple

Options for Connections in Brazil and in the World

There are hundreds if not thousands of VoIP programs available, which would make a complete comparison very difficult to do. Also, each carrier adopts plans, different prices and services for each region of Brazil, again making it even more complicated the comparison. How to know and compare the mobile tariff with other services to find the cheapest option?

First, we will limit our comparison. We will do an analysis of rates of Skype (see its definitions) and Google Voice program, two well-known VoIP programs and the best quality services. Then we will show how you can even compare rates for calls to mobile or fixed on a plan that is available in your area, so you can choose the best option for your needs. In each option, we will also talk about the types of services offered for you to analyze whether it (or not) worth it for what you need.

Google Voice

This Google VoIP service has differentiated and well cheap rates. The cost per minute of calls to Google Voice in Brazil is (in dollars, converted to real in July 2015 ):

Calls to Mobile: R $ 0.19

Links to Fixed: R $ 0.03

To use Google Voice, you can use the application or Hangouts, where you can make calls too. You can make calls to your Gmail account via the chat application. It is the best option for companies that want to centralize the use of programs and services in one place, since Google provides numerous tools for business that can greatly facilitate the life of micro, small and medium enterprises. Even large companies can benefit from such centralization, because it makes it possible for a greater control of costs .

Skype

Skype is perhaps the most popular VoIP application in the world. No wonder he was bought by Microsoft, one of the largest technology companies in the world, and was also responsible for end MSN Messenger, which was another giant.

Skype rates in Brazil, you can directly access the Skype site  and see for yourself. We have gathered below the main plans and prices available to Brazil, in addition to the specific conditions of use for the program and credits. The cost is below plans for pre paid per minute of connection. There is a connection fee of R $ 0.20 is charged for calls to mobile phones. For other types of connection, a R $ 0.11 cents fee is charged.

Fixed – R $ 0.07 / min + R $ 0.11 per link

Mobile – R $ 0.34 / min + R $ 0.20 per connection

Within the Skype subscription packages, note that a fair use policy for packages, meaning you will not be able to stay all life on the phone. Even so, the figures still make up, and prices are as follows, only for calls to landlines:

R $ 2.19 / month – 60 minutes per month for calls to landlines, and R $ 0.04 per call minute

R $ 4.39 / month – 120 minutes per month for calls to landlines, and R $ 0.04 per call minute

R $ 13.99 / month – 400 minutes per month for calls to landlines, and R $ 0.04 per call minute

R $ 13.99 / month – Unlimited Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, excludes rural areas in Colombia

R $ 25.99 / month – Unlimited World: full listing on the Skype site

In signatures with calls to landlines and mobiles:

R $ 13.99 / month – 60 minutes per month for calls to landlines and mobile phones, being R $ 0.23 per call minute

R $ 24.99 / month – 120 minutes per month for calls to landlines and mobile phones, being R $ 0.21 per call minute

R $ 79.99 / month – 400 minutes per month for calls to landlines and mobile phones, being R $ 0.20 per minute Connection

R $ 89.99 / month – 400 minutes per month for calls to landlines and mobile phones, being R $ 0.23 per minute connection to the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, excludes rural areas in Colombia

R $ 159.99 / month – 1000 minutes per month for calls to landlines and mobile phones, being R $ 0.16 per minute connection to the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, excludes rural areas in Colombia

The Skype Credit can also be used for sending SMS in Brazil, the price of R $ 0.45 per message.

The most interesting is that you can enjoy the first month for free on Skype, so you can test and enjoy the Skype services.

With the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, there is a great integration between Microsoft products, but a little smaller than Google’s products. In addition, the solutions to Microsoft’s business, such as Office, are more expensive than the same Google solutions if your priority is integration. But it is also clear that the price of Skype, especially for those who need to connect internationally, may prove cheaper.

Cell Rate

We are tired of knowing how expensive are the telephone rates in Brazil. Still, things have improved in recent years and there are clear signs that prices can download more. But you can already find very cheap rates, just learning to use the system in their favor. As? For the competition, of course.

Operators are increasingly aggressive in their packages, whether prepaid, postpaid or control. Operators include unlimited calls to mobile or fixed the same operator, include unlimited internet, SMS, access to some applications without discounting its Internet franchise . For even better conditions and plans, you should search operators in your area, write down all the details, understand their habits with the phone and then negotiate with the one that you think offer the best conditions for your needs.

But just realize one important thing: the best package for your needs depends on your area, as operators make different offers in different parts of Brazil. And a good place to start your research is the Pricez , which has a very comprehensive list of tariffs telephony packages and benefits for customers.

But what is the connection fee for mobile? unlimited plans for the same operator has the subscription price that is made, or claims that you put on your device, plus a few minutes included for numbers of other operators. The problem is when you get out of your “franchise”, or the conditions of his plan. We will not quote the example operator, but out of supply covered by the plan of the package, calls within the same state for fixed operator numbers was more than R $ 1 per minute. And in the case of mobile calls to other operators in other states, the price was more than R $ 1.70 per minute. Even SMS was more expensive than Skype, which we quoted above.

What is the Best?

If you have to make calls to mobile and fixed, have a basic plan telephony, which gives you access to a 3G or 4G internet, and subscribe to Skype or Google Voice to make calls. Use the minutes of its basic package, but use applications that help you to control how many minutes you’ve spent. There are even apps to help you find the best plan for you . But the fact is, if you need to make calls to mobile or landline numbers, the best option is to use a VoIP program and run the minute plans of operators. Even when they offer the “integration services”, will be more expensive than buying the services separately.

Do you agree with us? How much you pay for your calls? What services and programs do you use?