I recently began calling up people who fill out the lead capture form on my website (name, email, phone). I'm based in the US, and calling US numbers is no problem.
But my product is available worldwide and I want to call and speak to international prospects as well. I'm already using Google Voice, but I'm open to other calling solutions.
I have a few questions:
Is Google Voice the best solution (on cost & quality) to use for International sales calls to propects? Is Skype to phone a better option?
Will the person receiving my call be charged international calling rates? Obviously, I want to avoid this at all costs.
Is there an easy way to determine which country a phone number is based in? I can add an additional field for them to enter their country I guess, but wondering if there's a more elegant way (and I want to reduce the number of fields).
Any other general tips for calling prospects by phone internationally?