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Hi,

Getting sick of email, no replies from Oz so i am going to start to call people in the great land of OZ!

Its seems as usual BT are taking the p!ss with regards to the cost of calling OZ? 30 pence per minute, below it seems around 2 pence per minute, is there any catch, where for example the first five mintutes it is charged for a minium call length/cost of five quid etc?

Has anyone used any of these companies so to help reduce the cost a calling OZ on a regular basis?

Cheers!

http://www.0044.co.uk/Cheap-Internat.../Australia.htm

http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/interna...FQhjMAodk2UTQA

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Hi forkandknife

Don't know whether this helps but my son and his wife have recently moved to Adelaide (Sept 07). I'm on BT Option 2 and have now taken up their Freedom International option, which means that for just £5 extra a month, I can call Australia any time any day and talk for up to an hour without paying any extra. If I want to talk longer, I put the phone down and just redial.

Don't know whether this would help you in the short-term? Best of luck with your search.
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Hi forkandknife

Don't know whether this helps but my son and his wife have recently moved to Adelaide (Sept 07). I'm on BT Option 2 and have now taken up their Freedom International option, which means that for just £5 extra a month, I can call Australia any time any day and talk for up to an hour without paying any extra. If I want to talk longer, I put the phone down and just redial.

Don't know whether this would help you in the short-term? Best of luck with your search.

Sorgeal, cheers mate, thanks for taking the time to reply, might be an option, to be honest i am looking for something similar to the links, but you know the old saying read the small print, sometimes its better to ask on here and listen for any horror stories first?

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Ratebusters - two pence per min. Unlimited.....
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Ratebusters - two pence per min. Unlimited.....

Sounds great, any links? Cheers!

Is this it! Good or bad feedback?

http://www.ratebuster.co.uk/lps/anti...KEVAPPC27960=K
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That's the one. It's still showing 1p per minute but it told me today (when I rang Adelaide) that it would be 2p.
Anyway, I had 90 mins on the phone with my buddy, so whether it cost 90p or £1.80, still good value I think. Cheaper than a bottle of Becks!!
I have checked my bills also and there is no overcharging (to date!!)
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That's the one. It's still showing 1p per minute but it told me today (when I rang Adelaide) that it would be 2p.
Anyway, I had 90 mins on the phone with my buddy, so whether it cost 90p or £1.80, still good value I think. Cheaper than a bottle of Becks!!
I have checked my bills also and there is no overcharging (to date!!)
Nice one mate, cheers, good feedback aswell! I will give it a go, get onto these Ozy's and ask them why they do not respond to this new invention we have come across in the UK, the email? Maybe its to advanced, bloody frustrating though, you need an email ringback type service or an email read clarification service!

So if i want to call this number in Redcliffe, Brisbane (07) 3283 3355, how do i plug it into the phone, what is the sequence of digits etc?

OZ Code - 0061

Brisbane Code - 7

2 pence per minute code - 0844 720 2007

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Default Re: BT Ripoff Anyone else used these for cheap calls?

You've got it....
It's basically their "code" which allows them to use the BT line, but at a rate they choose to charge (all about "un-monopolising" etc..)

So...

08447 20 20 2007.
There is then a voice prompt that guides you, but all you do is dial as you would normally: 0061 etc.. then press the hash key (it tells you all this, don't worry..)

There is another called tele-discount. 08444 621621. Same rates, I believe..

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You've got it....
It's basically their "code" which allows them to use the BT line, but at a rate they choose to charge (all about "un-monopolising" etc..)

So...

08447 20 20 2007.
There is then a voice prompt that guides you, but all you do is dial as you would normally: 0061 etc.. then press the hash key (it tells you all this, don't worry..)

There is another called tele-discount. 08444 621621. Same rates, I believe..

Good luck!
Hey mate, cheers, and thats for all others on here who you have saved a few bob, nice one, BT what a rip off they are!

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Default Re: Has anyone else used these for cheap calls to OZ?

Originally Posted by forkandknife View Post
Hi,

Getting sick of email, no replies from Oz so i am going to start to call people in the great land of OZ!

Its seems as usual BT are taking the p!ss with regards to the cost of calling OZ? 30 pence per minute, below it seems around 2 pence per minute, is there any catch, where for example the first five mintutes it is charged for a minium call length/cost of five quid etc?

Has anyone used any of these companies so to help reduce the cost a calling OZ on a regular basis?

Cheers!

http://www.0044.co.uk/Cheap-Internat.../Australia.htm

http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/interna...FQhjMAodk2UTQA

I have Sky, i pay Sky £5 on top of my BT line rental (around £9) and can call Australia for an hour at a time as many tmes as i want free.
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My family use www.telediscount.co.uk - 1p a minute.
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Skype-Out - UK to Australia landline is £0.014 per minute. 60 minutes is 84p.
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Skype-Out - UK to Australia landline is £0.014 per minute. 60 minutes is 84p.
my mum uses www.call18866.com for all her calls, domestic and international. Calls to my mobile in Oz are 6p per minute and to the landline 2p. The call quality is very good too. We found it on www.moneysavingexpert.com

www.call18866.com

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http://www.call18866.co.uk/index2.php#

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my daughter in uk rings us for free she is with virgin cable phone and pays 1.50 a month and gets free calls to oz. Afriend of mine also rings for free with tiscali phone and internet package.
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