Skype has been letting us down lately. So I went up to the marina office to make a credit card call on this phone. It took four ties to get it to work. An operator intervened.
It cost me $49.10 USD*
I should have checked the rate before I used the phone — my bad. It turns out it is a well known international rip off — you just have to know the billing company involved is BBG Communications, and I didn’t. You also don’t see the name anywhere on the phone. It appears they may specifically target US Military Personnel trying to make hurried calls between flights to and from deployed locations.
The link below goes to pages and pages of hits I got from Google when I searched on the name that instantly showed up on my credit card on-line statement.
*So I have to forego a small lunch here in the Bahamas to break even, but being glibly robbed by amoral creeps never goes down well.