Be it for business or pleasure, international calling has become a huge part of life in the USA. Today, more and more of us are finding a reason to make an overseas call, which means that the search for cheap international calls is only just heating up.
Here are 10 of the most popular calling destinations from the United States.
It takes about 14 hours to fly from Los Angeles to Sydney. Calling Australia is therefore much more efficient and has become standard business practice in the US, while phoning friends and family in the Land Down Under is also commonplace.
With one of the world’s largest economies, Brazil is becoming a major player in the business world. Add to this an increase in the number of Brazilians arriving in the United States (on business, for pleasure, or on a permanent basis) and you have all the ingredients for a busy two-way line of telephonic communication.
Our neighbors to the north are, for obvious reasons, one of the recipients of many of our international calls.
Both an economic and industrial powerhouse, Germany is one of the most important business centers in the world. It’s no surprise then that a large number of calls float between the European country and the US. Finding cheap international calls can prove vital to many companies’ bottom line.
The arrival of hundreds of thousands of Asian Indians between the 1960s and 1980s means today there is a huge demand for international calls back to India. This demand has subsequently increased as many US businesses outsource their workloads to the South Asian country.
Another major player in the business world, calls to Hong Kong are made regularly for those US companies operating in Southeast Asia.
According to the 2010 United States Census, some 52 million people of Mexican descent currently live in the US. It should come as no surprise then that Mexico is one of the country’s most popular calling destinations.
Nearly two million Filipino immigrants live in the USA today. That alone accounts for a lot of telephone calls.
It may be surprising to some but there is somewhere in the region of three million people of Russian descent living in the United States. Add to this the opening up of the former soviet state and the emergence of independent countries like the Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania, and you have a lot of people looking for cheap international calls to Russia and Eastern Europe.
United Kingdom & Ireland
Old pals in the political world, the US and UK have strong ties that extend to across both populations, making calls between the two very popular.