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Cheap phone calls from Oz to UK

Old Mar 16th 2002, 11:06 am
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Default Cheap phone calls from Oz to UK

I`ve just found out about the International Phone cards which you can buy in UK which make a 30 minute phone call to Oz cost around 50p.

Does anyone know of anything similar available in Oz to phone the UK please?
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Old Mar 16th 2002, 3:35 pm
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There are many of these. You can get them from newsagents, post office, many other
shops. Here's info on one:

http://www.avalook.com.au/shop/saygday.htm

Jean

On 16 Mar 2002 09:36:03 -0600, Teri Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I`ve just found out about the International Phone cards which you can buy in UK
    >which make a 30 minute phone call to Oz cost around 50p.
    >
    >Does anyone know of anything similar available in Oz to phone the UK please?
 
Old Mar 17th 2002, 8:35 am
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I doubt any would be as cheap as A$1.50 (50p) for half an hour to the UK, though.

Daniel

"Jean Weber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > There are many of these. You can get them from newsagents, post office, many other
    > shops. Here's info on one:
    >
    > http://www.avalook.com.au/shop/saygday.htm
    >
    > Jean
    >
    > On 16 Mar 2002 09:36:03 -0600, Teri Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >I`ve just found out about the International Phone cards which you can buy in UK
    > >which make a 30 minute phone call to Oz cost around 50p.
    > >
    > >Does anyone know of anything similar available in Oz to phone the UK please?
 
Old Mar 17th 2002, 7:35 pm
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That's probably true. Last time I looked, Saygday was 9cents per minute, which works
out to $2.70 for half an hour. Still cheaper than the regular rates, I think (haven't
checked recently), and definitely a bargain if you have to call from a phone box or a
hotel phone. Would be great to find out about even better deals.

Jean

"Daniel Bowen" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >I doubt any would be as cheap as A$1.50 (50p) for half an hour to the UK, though.
    >
    >Daniel
    >
    >Jean Weber responded,
    >> There are many of these. You can get them from newsagents, post office, many
    >> other shops.
    >>
    >> Teri Mitchell asked,
    >>
    >> >I`ve just found out about the International Phone cards which you can buy in UK
    >> >which make a 30 minute phone call to Oz cost around 50p.
    >> >
    >> >Does anyone know of anything similar available in Oz to phone the UK please?
 
Old Mar 17th 2002, 9:35 pm
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I have recently returned from Oz and I had tried many of the phone cards to call the
UK. I found the best one (value for money & most reliable) to be Apple cards. They
are available from 7eleven stores and good newsagents.

Could you tell me the name of the UK to Oz cards and where I can buy them so i can
keep intouch with friends i met there.

Thanks

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    > I`ve just found out about the International Phone cards which you can buy in UK
    > which make a 30 minute phone call to Oz cost around 50p.
    >
    > Does anyone know of anything similar available in Oz to phone the UK please?
    >
    >
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Old Mar 18th 2002, 4:07 am
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[email protected] (Jean Weber) wrote in message
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    > "Daniel Bowen" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >I doubt any would be as cheap as A$1.50 (50p) for half an hour to the UK, though.
    > >
    > >Daniel
    > >

    > That's probably true. Last time I looked, Saygday was 9cents per minute, which
    > works out to $2.70 for half an hour. Still cheaper than the regular rates, I think
    > (haven't checked recently), and definitely a bargain if you have to call from a
    > phone box or a hotel phone. Would be great to find out about even better deals.
    >
    > Jean
    >

"Last time I looked"? How come? Your own website advertises this card! The site also
contains an ABN number so it appears to be some business or other.

By the way, people, some of these cards advertised at 9 cents per minute have small
print which says you have to go through a 1 800 number at 18 cents per minute which
makes the call effectively 27 cents per minute! You have been warned. Gerrit
 
Old Mar 18th 2002, 9:35 am
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"Gerrit" <[email protected]> wrote in message > By the way, people, some of these
cards advertised at 9 cents per
    > minute have small print which says you have to go through a 1 800 number at 18
    > cents per minute which makes the call effectively 27 cents per minute!

But most of these cards have an option to use a local call from the big cities,
making it a fixed 40 cents (from a pay phone) plus the quoted rate.

Daniel
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Old Mar 18th 2002, 9:40 am
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Hi Outish. The phonecards in UK which seem OK (but I haven`t used them yet) are SpeakNSave`s Pineapple card which is 1p per minute plus 10p connection charge, or America1st at 1.6p per minute with no connection charge. I found both these on websites. Try www.uk66.com or www.calcalc.com or www.1st4phonecards.com.

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Teri
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Old Mar 30th 2002, 11:35 am
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Teri Mitchell <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I`ve just found out about the International Phone cards which you can buy in UK
    > which make a 30 minute phone call to Oz cost around 50p.
    >
    > Does anyone know of anything similar available in Oz to phone the UK please?

I have (not yet) any personal experience with these, but some time ago (approx.
January 16), Travis posted this in this group:

Travis <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I regularly call Holland,and the best deal I have come across is the "Super Saver"
    > phonecards available at Coles Supermarkets. For $30 you get over 500 minutes of
    > talk time to most countries in Europe and Nth. America. -Travis
 

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