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Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Old Sep 2nd 2007, 5:57 pm
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Default Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

What's my best option? I'm living at a hotel for the next couple of weeks then moving into an apt.

O2 charges me 170p/min () to the UK from my mobile. There's got to be better options?

Any good calling cards for example?
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Old Sep 2nd 2007, 6:27 pm
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http://www.cloncom.com/pc_index.jsp

Would that work? I know it uses PC but it's not Skype!
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Old Sep 2nd 2007, 6:29 pm
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Default Re: Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Originally Posted by Vitriol01 View Post
http://www.cloncom.com/pc_index.jsp

Would that work? I know it uses PC but it's not Skype!
whatever you use if its a money based user make sure you don't put too much on it - we did that a couple of years back and then it was blocked and lost the credit!!
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Default Re: Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Originally Posted by Fairydust View Post
whatever you use if its a money based user make sure you don't put too much on it - we did that a couple of years back and then it was blocked and lost the credit!!
Get them yo call you: simple
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use the work phone !!!!!
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Default Re: Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Originally Posted by Vitriol01 View Post
What's my best option? I'm living at a hotel for the next couple of weeks then moving into an apt.

O2 charges me 170p/min () to the UK from my mobile. There's got to be better options?

Any good calling cards for example?
Can you not get Skype over there???
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I agree with Oktoberon. I call my daughter on her Dubai mobile phone from my UK landline for 12p per minute using 18185.co.uk which bypasses BT and is charged to my credit card. I also text her for 1p per text via my PC using the same website. Hope this is of help to you.
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Default Re: Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Originally Posted by Vitriol01 View Post
What's my best option? I'm living at a hotel for the next couple of weeks then moving into an apt.

O2 charges me 170p/min () to the UK from my mobile. There's got to be better options?

Any good calling cards for example?
Tesco internet phone - seriously, 1p/minute to the UK plus UK land line number to call in on. Need to buy the handset from the UK (although not needed). PM me for further details.
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18185 sounds good. I'll check into that.

Oh and I'll definitely look into that Tesco phone.

Insef - work phone is difficult as we're open plan here unless I wait until everyone leaves in the evening!
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Originally Posted by reecefam View Post
Can you not get Skype over there???
Officially it's illegal and therefore blocked... but it's easy to get around that.
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Default Re: Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Originally Posted by Vitriol01 View Post
http://www.cloncom.com/pc_index.jsp

Would that work? I know it uses PC but it's not Skype!
I use GoogleTalk. Talk to my son everyday for nothing.
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Originally Posted by larnie View Post
I use GoogleTalk. Talk to my son everyday for nothing.
at the moment skype is only blocked if you are calling a landline or mobile. If you are calling PC to PC it works no problem and is free.
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Default Re: Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
at the moment skype is only blocked if you are calling a landline or mobile. If you are calling PC to PC it works no problem and is free.
Inselaffen, i've just downloaded skype here cos i thought i couldn't do it in Dubai...is there anything else i need to download to make it work before i come back??

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Default Re: Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
at the moment skype is only blocked if you are calling a landline or mobile. If you are calling PC to PC it works no problem and is free.
Thanks guys...
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Default Re: Cheapest way to call back to the UK?

Skype can not be downloaded in UAE, unless you have a VPN, 49$ per year.


Try VoipStunt, as an alternative, free PC to UK landlines.

As previously stated PC to PC is legal, but there is no way that they can block only the loading of 1/2 the software.

Many guys have the .exe on their chip, and will transfer this for the price of a pint.

Computer to computer is by far the best comms system.

Messemger and Yahoo, and I am sure all other have this.

But if hotel in not PC friendly, go to local internet cafe, establish a relationship with them, they like regulars, often open H24, and they are mostly very good, take your laptop, and play away.

Once registered on a voip service, they do not currently block ANY usage.

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