Cheap International Calls - Frequently Asked Questions
How much will I be charged for my cheap international calls?
The following two examples show the cost breakdown of calling landlines in South Africa and Poland from a landline in the UK.
Assuming you are on the BT Together Option One Plan, which is BT's most popular tariff, you will pay a 6p BT set-up fee as soon as you are connected to our access number, followed by a 4p per minute Just-Dial fee for the connection time to South Africa, or a 2p Just-Dial fee per minute if calling a landline in Poland. The connection costs per minute include the international part of your call.
Cheap calls to South Africa - examples:
Price Reduction - Price reduction on calls to South Africa
From 28th February 2008, our per minute call charge to South Africa dropped from 5 pence per minute to 4 pence per minute.
With our service the first minute of a landline to landline phone call to South Africa will cost you 6p to set-up, followed by 4p per minute, making a total of 10p for the first minute. Each subsequent minute of connection time will cost 4p. All call charges are billed to you by your telephone network provider.
Cheap calls to South Africa - compare cost based on a 10 minute UK landline to South African landline call
BT peak rate cost are 52p per minute (6am to 6pm Monday to Friday) making a cost of £5.20 for 10 minutes.
Using our service the cost is 4p per minute at all times making a cost of 40 pence plus 6 pence connection fee making a total cost of 46 pence for 10 minutes. You save £4.74 on a ten minute call during BT peak rate charging periods!
Cheap calls to Poland (More details here in English and here in Polish) - examples:
With our service the first minute of a landline to landline phone call to Poland will cost you 6p to set-up, followed by 2p per minute, making a total of 8p for the first minute. Each subsequent minute of connection time will cost 2p. All call charges are billed to you by your telephone network provider.
Cheap calls to Poland - compare cost based on a 10 minute UK landline to Polish landline call
BT peak rate cost are 27p per minute (6am to 6pm Monday to Friday), making a cost of £2.70 for 10 minutes. Using our service the cost is 2 pence per minute at all times making a cost of 20 pence plus 6 pence connection fee making a total cost of 26 pence for 10 minutes. You save £2.44 on a ten minute call during BT peak rate charging periods!
These are just two examples of huge call savings you can make when calling any international destination via our cheap calls service.
BT cost comparison taken on 8th November 2007 from BT's International Price list at www.downloads.bt.com/pricing/UKInternationalprices.pdf and rounded to the nearest penny.
What is the formula for working out the cost of cheap international calls from UK landlines?
call setup cost (6 pence) + number of minutes x rate per minute = total cost of call
Remember it is only the first minute of connection time that has a setup cost.
The charges shown for cheap international calls are inclusive of VAT.
Clear pricing details for cheap international call access numbers on this website
Please note that connection to all cheap phone network provider numbers (including instant dial services provided by other companies) attracts an initial connection fee similar to the connection fee described above. This is not always made clear with other cheap international call providers.
Cheap international calls are subject to availability. Call rates shown are what you would pay if you were a BT Together Option One customer on 1st of August 2007. Please note that rates for calls made from mobiles and service providers other than BT may differ. Call rates may change without prior notice. Please visit www.just-dial.com for current call rates and full terms and conditions. Services on this website are provided in partnership with Telco Global Ltd who are part of the Carphone Warehouse Group in the UK.
Am I charged from the moment I connect to your access number?
As soon as you hear our welcome message charging begins and you should dial your international number straight away and press # immediately after you have finished dialing. Pressing # after dialing simply tells our system to connect your call straight away, rather than waiting a pre-set time before connecting you. Therefore, pressing # straight away minimises your call charges.
Can I call from my mobile phone?
Yes, however, you may be surcharged by your mobile phone network operator for access to the numbers listed on this page. Unfortunately we have no control over this surcharging and don't make any money from these higher charges levied by most phone providers. Depending on which mobile tariff you are on, your phone network provider may allow free access to our numbers as part your monthly "free bundle of minutes", although you will need to check with your network to be sure. If you would like to make cheap international calls from your mobile, you should check out our mobile service for instant savings on international mobile calls.
Can I make cheap international calls from a payphone?
If you call using the access numbers shown on this page from a BT payphone you will be surcharged by BT for each minute connected. You will get best value from a home or business landline and if you prefer to use your mobile phone or payphone you will make huge savings with our international mobile service.
Should you use our Instant Dial service (access numbers chosen from the drop down list above) or our Mobile Service?
That depends on whether you are using your mobile phone (including type of contract), landline or payphone. Just use the chart below to select the cheapest call service for you.
|Type of Phone
|I only want to call from landlines - no pre payment needed
||Use our Instant Dial service with access numbers selected from the drop down list above.
|From your own mobile phone - credit needs to be pre-paid by text to your own mobile phone.
||0207 124 6666. You will be charged your mobile operator's call charge to a UK landline. If your contract includes a monthly bundle of free minutes to UK geographical numbers (like our 0207 number), these minutes will be deducted from your allowance. The international cost of your call will be deducted from the credit you purchased by text as per the International Price List on our Mobile Service page.
|From another mobile phone - credit needs to be pre-paid by text to your own mobile phone.
||0207 124 6666. Charged exactly as above. You will need your PIN which was sent to you when your purchased credit by text.
|From a landline (but not from a hotel room or payphone)
See below for calling from a hotel
|0800 594 6666. Access to this number is normally free. You will need your PIN which was sent to you when your purchased credit by text. The international cost of your call will be deducted from the credit you purchased earlier as per the International Price List on our Mobile Service page.
|From a BT coin operated payphone - credit needs to be pre-paid by text to your own mobile phone.
||0207 124 6666. Minimum charge is 40 pence which includes 20 minutes of talk time. You will need your PIN which was sent to you when your purchased credit by text. The international cost of your call will be deducted from the credit you purchased earlier as per the International Price List on our Mobile Service page.
Here is a list of the main mobile phone network providers in the UK
Operator Contact number
Three ................. 08707 330 333
O2 ..................... 08705 214 000
Orange ............... 0800 80 10 80
T-Mobile ............. 08454 121 121
Virgin ................. 0845 6000 789
Vodafone ............ 07836 191 191
Can I use your access numbers to make cheap international calls from hotels?
If using the phone in your hotel room, probably not. However, you may be able to reduce your costs somewhat when using our access numbers in a hotel. Most hotels surcharge both local, national long distance and international phone calls. When calling from a hotel, calls to UK numbers will probably be charged at lower rates than international calls. Therefore, using our access numbers for international calls should, in theory, be less expensive than calling an international number direct. We suggest you ask at your hotel reception what the prices are when calling your international number direct, and what the price is when calling our access number needed for connection to your international destination.
A much cheaper solution would be to use a cell phone with a UK SIM card and taking advantage of our great value for money international mobile service which allows you to make cheap international calls from your mobile phone.
Are your great phone rates available over Christmas and New Year?
Absolutely - our cheap call rates are available every day throught the year.
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This website was updated on 17th March 2009
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