I need some help (well, I need a lot but that's a different matter...)
We've always used Calling Cards to phone the folks back in the UK - you know the ones, used to sell them at Post Offices, you dial a local number, enter an access code, then dial the UK number you need, cost about 1.5c a minute.
Well, recently we've noticed that when we use our current one, we get a really bad line, every time! When the folks call us back, they can hear us perfectly fine, but when we ring them it's really hard for them to hear us, we sound like we're talking from underwater, or the bottom of a bin... they're no spring chickens, the 'rents, and their hearing needs all the help it can get!
So what should we change to? Our home phone is Telstra - should I speak to them and get a plan that includes cheap calls to the UK? I can't get on with Skype, and haven't got a microphone on the laptop we're using plus doesn't the other party's home computer have to be on to use that?
What does everyone else do? I would really like to sort this out, as the calling card method obviously isn't working for us any more
When replying please bear in mind that I'm completely hopeless when it comes to technical stuff so it needs to be in terms an idiot can understand, please!