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This article was published on August 5, 2010

    International geek of mystery? Nymgo does international calls on the cheap.

    International geek of mystery? Nymgo does international calls on the cheap.
    Brad McCarty
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    Brad McCarty

    A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

    TNW Quick Hit

    Nymgo is a VoIP provider that has incredibly low rates.

    URL:http://nymgo.com/

    Love It: Rates that are less than half of Skype

    Hate It: Limited calling options

    Overall: 3/5

    The Details

    Nymgo came onto the VoIP scene late in 2008 as a direct competitor to Skype. While it doesn’t have all of the “pretty” features of Skype, such as chats and video calling, Nymgo is a great choice if you make a considerable amount of international calls other than computer-to-computer.

    How great of a choice? Take a look at some example pricing:

    There is a down side to the cheap calling, however. As I stated, Nymgo doesn’t do computer-to-computer calling, so you’re going to be charged for every call that you make.

    Calls can be made via any typical computer, but you can also use Nymgo via your mobile phone as well. If you were a Fring user who is upset about Fring’s blocking of Skype, you’ll be happy to know that Nymgo can still handle your calling.

    While Nymgo probably isn’t the right choice for everyone, it’s a great option for those who need to make a heavy amount of international calls. I’ve tested the service and the call quality is easily acceptable, if not perfect. You can recharge your account with as little as $10, so Nymgo won’t break the bank. Be forewarned, however, that your credits do expire after 3 months of inactivity.