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is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

Old Nov 6th 2008, 3:08 am
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someone has told me that I can get a telephone number off expats which allows my rellies to contact us at a discount rate, is this right

we've just moved into a rental (the update will be on here shortly) and it would be much cheaper to stay in contact with people

thanks

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Old Nov 6th 2008, 3:19 am
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Default Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

Don't know about that? But rellies in the Uk can get cheap phone vouchers from the post office
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Old Nov 6th 2008, 3:32 am
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Default Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

Originally Posted by egghead4 View Post
someone has told me that I can get a telephone number off expats which allows my rellies to contact us at a discount rate, is this right

we've just moved into a rental (the update will be on here shortly) and it would be much cheaper to stay in contact with people

thanks

bec
There was a system which was noffered through BE for a while. However it was operated by an independent company, and BE no longer actively promotes the service. Someone may still have their details........
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Default Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

Originally Posted by egghead4 View Post
someone has told me that I can get a telephone number off expats which allows my rellies to contact us at a discount rate, is this right

we've just moved into a rental (the update will be on here shortly) and it would be much cheaper to stay in contact with people

thanks

bec
buy a gotalk voucher from coles or woolies customer service desks
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Old Nov 6th 2008, 3:55 am
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Default Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

Hello Bec!!!!! Will keep a look out for your update- hope things are well with you!!

Not sure about the number on here, but we use "Hello Europe" phonecards- they are very reasonable when making calls to the UK (and we use it for Spain too). You can get them from newagents.

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Have you tried REBTEL?
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If using a phonecard (or regular phone service), avoid calling any 08 numbers, such as 0845, 0870 etc.

These are premium rate numbers when dialling from overseas.

Use http://www.saynoto0870.co.uk to find alternative numbers starting with 01 or 02 which will be charged at standard international rates, and eligible for discount.
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Default Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

Originally Posted by egghead4 View Post
someone has told me that I can get a telephone number off expats which allows my rellies to contact us at a discount rate, is this right

we've just moved into a rental (the update will be on here shortly) and it would be much cheaper to stay in contact with people

thanks

bec
You could just download Skype. Calls to the Uk to a landline are 2 cents a minute via the PC. I use it to make calls to Spain, South Africa and local calls in OZ.

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Old Nov 6th 2008, 6:57 am
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If you have broadband Internet, and fancy paying $19.95 per month, you can get free phone calls all over Australia, and Free to the UK and a few other countries.

It saves me about $80 per month in call charges.
 
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Default Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

Hi,
We use Ozcall vouchers they can be purchased petrol stations, post office, IGA's very handy they start at $10 and last for three months, very cheap talk time.
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Old Nov 7th 2008, 4:21 am
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Default Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

thanks everyone, well theres lots of options there. I think we will start with the phone vouchers first of all, as we've had a bloody nightmare trying to get internet, apparently there isnt the infrastructure
we have bought a thingumy bob for the computer now and have wireless, so thats better but not great.
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Old Nov 7th 2008, 9:15 am
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Peanuts phonecard is another good one X
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Default Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??

I pay $10 a month to Telstra andd get cheap calls to the UK, with $10 of free calls too - not bad really. Check the telstra site for details.
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Old Nov 8th 2008, 11:51 pm
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I pay $10 a month to Telstra andd get cheap calls to the UK, with $10 of free calls too - not bad really. Check the telstra site for details.
You had me wondering then what Telstra had.

It's an extra $10 on top of the normal charge, and they then charge:
Call Connection Fee 39c and UK $0.02 per minute.

http://www.telstra.com.au/homephone/...nat_calls.html

It isn't too bad actually. But i'll stick with mine
 
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Re: is there a special telephone number to ring the uk??.................Yes..its called a code
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