New ZapTel website and weblog

October 10th, 2007

Welcome to the new ZapTel website. We’ve redesigned many pages based on recommendations from customers and gave the whole thing a new look. Enjoy the site, and let us know what you think.

We also have a new, free service developed by some of the same people that bring you ZapTel.  Check out a new way give and get gifts that matter most in your family at

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3 Responses to “New ZapTel website and weblog”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    October 22nd, 2007 at 11:17 am

    how to avoid draconian cell rates in Italy accessing zaptel 2 US Hello, I am in Roma for a month and am sad to see the very high rates of at least 50 US cents per minute that my TIM Telecom Italia pay as you go mobile incurs when I use either of the Rome local access numbers. I am calling land lines in the US and am going broke fast. Any suggestions (other than write letters and send via Vatican Post) would be appreciated. The only suggestion I can receive from clerks in the TIM stores is to get access to a land line (not possible), or if I were here often enough, I could use one of TIM’s lower call rate and pay each month plans. It becomes harder and harder to find WORKING pay phones in areas that are quiet enough to communicate, so that is not a viable option.

    Mille Grazie,


  2. Anonymous Says:

    October 23rd, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Advice on telephone calls to USA from Italy Thanks for the comment, CJ.

    Using your phone card from a international mobile phone can be tricky. Many mobile phones block phone cards from being used while others charge high fees to connect as it appears is the case with your mobile plan. We have no control over how the mobile providers decide to treat phone cards used from their phones.

    My best recommendation would be to try and use the phone card from a landline, hotel phone, or payphone, but as you stated, that may not be possible for you. If your calling needs are just for using the phone to call home and check in, I don’t know if signing up for their billed plan would be the way to go (I don’t know what the cost comparison is, so all I can tell you is what I would do if I was in your situation). If using a mobile phone is more your preference, you may want to see if there is another service that would be more affordable.

    One alternative that would dramatically cut your costs is to make your calls from a computer connected to the Internet, using a ZapTel phone card that supports Internet Dialing. Then you will receive the same rate as if you had made the call from the USA to the USA. Look for the ZapTel cards with the “Internet Dialing” feature.

    If you need more specific assistance pertaining to your ZapTel PIN, please contact us by e-mail at One of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

  3. Free Gadget Says:

    August 22nd, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Like your page, good reading, thanks.

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