Go Back  British Expats > Usenet Groups > rec.travel.* > rec.travel.europe
Reload this Page >

4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

Old Oct 23rd 2004, 3:31 am
  #1  
Huw Evans
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

http://www.telephoneforless.com/ offers value for money international
telephone calls to over 230 countries from the UK. You can call mobile
(cell) phones too.

There is no account to open, no credit card is required, there is no
connection charge and we won't send you a bill. All you need is a phone.

You can call over 90 countries for the cost of a UK local call (4p/minute
during the week, and 5p/minute all weekend). This includes the US, Canada,
most of Europe, Japan, Guadeloupe, China, Brazil, the Bahamas, Hong Kong,
Indonesia, and Israel. You can call mobile (cell) phones too, many for the
same price.

http://www.telephoneforless.com/, and start saving on your international
telephone calls from the UK.
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 7:29 am
  #2  
Hatunen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:31:09 +0100, "Huw Evans"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >http://www.telephoneforless.com/ offers value for money international
    >telephone calls to over 230 countries from the UK. You can call mobile
    >(cell) phones too.
    >There is no account to open, no credit card is required, there is no
    >connection charge and we won't send you a bill. All you need is a phone.
    >You can call over 90 countries for the cost of a UK local call (4p/minute
    >during the week, and 5p/minute all weekend). This includes the US, Canada,
    >most of Europe, Japan, Guadeloupe, China, Brazil, the Bahamas, Hong Kong,
    >Indonesia, and Israel. You can call mobile (cell) phones too, many for the
    >same price.
    >http://www.telephoneforless.com/, and start saving on your international
    >telephone calls from the UK.

Don't you have to have a UK phone and number first? Or can you
make these calls from a pay phone?

************* DAVE HATUNEN ([email protected]) *************
* Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow *
* My typos & mispellings are intentional copyright traps *
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 8:42 am
  #3  
Jim Ley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:29:29 -0600, Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:31:09 +0100, "Huw Evans"
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >Don't you have to have a UK phone and number first? Or can you
    >make these calls from a pay phone?

Forget it the prices are expensive and he's a spammer.

Jim.
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 8:47 am
  #4  
Hatunen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:12:50 +0100,
[email protected] (chancellor of the duchy of
besses o' th' barn) wrote:

    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >[]
    >> from a mobile phone it costs a euro a minute to call NL from UK.
    >I didn't realise that "a mobile phone" had universal pricing!
    >I pay 1p a minute max from my mobile phone in the UK to call the
    >Netherlands, it's "free" (i.e. inclusive) offpeak. If I was _roaming_ in
    >the NL, then yes, I'd pay around a euro to call the UK. Maybe that's
    >what you meant? Some UK mobiles probably cost that much too from the UK
    >to NL- that's why you shop around.

None of which is particularly useful to the tourist coming to the
UK.

What we need to know in this nesgroup is a cheap way to call
between European countries when we do not have a local phone and
must use either a payphone or someone else's phone, such as a
hotel's.

************* DAVE HATUNEN ([email protected]) *************
* Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow *
* My typos & mispellings are intentional copyright traps *
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 8:47 am
  #5  
nitram
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 20:42:47 GMT, [email protected] (Jim Ley) wrote:

    >On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:29:29 -0600, Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:31:09 +0100, "Huw Evans"
    >><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>Don't you have to have a UK phone and number first? Or can you
    >>make these calls from a pay phone?
    >Forget it the prices are expensive and he's a spammer.

The advertised prices UK-NL are not expensive.
--
Martin
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 8:48 am
  #6  
Hatunen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

?On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:12:50 +0100,
[email protected] (chancellor of the duchy of
besses o' th' barn) wrote:

    >Jim Ley <[email protected]> wrote:
    >[]
    >> 4p ??? that's 4 times what I pay, okay that's a VOIP line, and twice
    >> what someone like onetel would charge - what's cheap about it?
    >It's cheap for a visitor. When I'm abroad, I certainly don't always have
    >access to a landline, and UK hotel phones are notoriously expensive as
    >well.

But the question I raised was: Can a visitor use it?

************* DAVE HATUNEN ([email protected]) *************
* Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow *
* My typos & mispellings are intentional copyright traps *
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 8:59 am
  #7  
Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Besses O' Th' Barn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

Jim Ley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:29:29 -0600, Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:31:09 +0100, "Huw Evans"
    > ><[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >Don't you have to have a UK phone and number first? Or can you
    > >make these calls from a pay phone?
    >
    > Forget it the prices are expensive and he's a spammer.

Spam certainly, but not a bad message actually. For someone visiting the
UK, the 0870 numbers are a convenient and inexpensive way of calling
abroad. You can make the calls from a payphone, and they're charged at
the same rate as other national (or local) calls. Given the new BT
payphone rates, this makes it a good deal. Calls are charged at 30p for
the first 15 minutes, then 15p for each 7.5 minutes thereafter. A 30
minute call abroad to a country accessible by an 0870 code would cost
60p, which isn't too bad really. Downside is that the minimum from the
payphone is 30p. As calling cards charge high premiums now from
payphones for using 0800 (freephone) access, this is a good alternative
for visitors, especially those who may not have access to a landline.
(Many hotels in the UK charge as much as £2 just to access a freephone
number from the room phone.)

There are lots of 0870 numbers and companies though, so worth checking
them out. They don't all work to all destinations all the time though-
particularly at weekends (where their call revenue is lower.) I can't
speak for 0844 or 0871 calls from payphones.

David

--
David Horne- www.davidhorne.net
usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:02 am
  #8  
Hatunen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:53:42 +0100,
[email protected] (chancellor of the duchy of
besses o' th' barn) wrote:

    >Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:12:50 +0100,
    >> [email protected] (chancellor of the duchy of
    >> besses o' th' barn) wrote:
    >>
    >> ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >[]
    >> >
    >> >> from a mobile phone it costs a euro a minute to call NL from UK.
    >> >
    >> >I didn't realise that "a mobile phone" had universal pricing!
    >> >
    >> >I pay 1p a minute max from my mobile phone in the UK to call the
    >> >Netherlands, it's "free" (i.e. inclusive) offpeak. If I was _roaming_ in
    >> >the NL, then yes, I'd pay around a euro to call the UK. Maybe that's
    >> >what you meant? Some UK mobiles probably cost that much too from the UK
    >> >to NL- that's why you shop around.
    >>
    >> None of which is particularly useful to the tourist coming to the
    >> UK.
    >Don't read it then.

Tha's a little brusque. After all, this is a group for people
going TO Europe. And I had to read it to find out is wan's usefl.

I addressed the usefulness of 0870 numbers to
    >_visitors_ in another post.

I got to that after this and have saved your post for future
reference.

    >> What we need to know in this nesgroup is a cheap way to call
    >> between European countries when we do not have a local phone and
    >> must use either a payphone or someone else's phone, such as a
    >> hotel's.
    >Use an 0870 number, as I wrote. There are equivalents in other
    >countries, but in many countries (e.g. Italy and Spain) calling cards
    >are most likely the cheapest option.

My attempts to use calling cards have failed rather miserably;
the telcos and hotels seem to be opposed to them and the only
palces they seem usable is someone's private phone.

    >Calling cards are discussed here
    >frequently- and google will have plenty of info. However, there is no
    >best way for all 'European' countries.

Duh. That's why I didn't ask for "best".

But it would be very nice is someone could compile a list of such
numbers for various countries.

************* DAVE HATUNEN ([email protected]) *************
* Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow *
* My typos & mispellings are intentional copyright traps *
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:02 am
  #9  
Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Besses O' Th' Barn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

<[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 20:42:47 GMT, [email protected] (Jim Ley) wrote:
    >
    > >On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:29:29 -0600, Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:31:09 +0100, "Huw Evans"
    > >><[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>Don't you have to have a UK phone and number first? Or can you
    > >>make these calls from a pay phone?
    > >
    > >Forget it the prices are expensive and he's a spammer.
    >
    > The advertised prices UK-NL are not expensive.

They're significantly cheaper in fact than just direct dialling from a
regular BT landline with no discount plan. Not that I'd recommend doing
that, but you'd be surprised how many people do!

FWIW, I pay 1p a minute to call the NL from my UK landline, and after
7pm and on weekends, I get 50 inclusive minutes a day from the mobile
for such calls. So, in comparison to _that_, sure, it's expensive! :) (I
pay 0.5 p a minute to the US, and all landline UK calls are free after a
1p connection charge.)

David

--
David Horne- www.davidhorne.net
usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:03 am
  #10  
Jim Ley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:47:19 +0200, [email protected] wrote:

    >On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 20:42:47 GMT, [email protected] (Jim Ley) wrote:
    >>On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:29:29 -0600, Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:31:09 +0100, "Huw Evans"
    >>><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>Don't you have to have a UK phone and number first? Or can you
    >>>make these calls from a pay phone?
    >>Forget it the prices are expensive and he's a spammer.
    >The advertised prices UK-NL are not expensive.

4p ??? that's 4 times what I pay, okay that's a VOIP line, and twice
what someone like onetel would charge - what's cheap about it?

Jim.
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:04 am
  #11  
Hatunen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:53:41 +0100,
[email protected] (chancellor of the duchy of
besses o' th' barn) wrote:

    >Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> ?On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:12:50 +0100,
    >> [email protected] (chancellor of the duchy of
    >> besses o' th' barn) wrote:
    >>
    >> >Jim Ley <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >[]
    >> >> 4p ??? that's 4 times what I pay, okay that's a VOIP line, and twice
    >> >> what someone like onetel would charge - what's cheap about it?
    >> >
    >> >It's cheap for a visitor. When I'm abroad, I certainly don't always have
    >> >access to a landline, and UK hotel phones are notoriously expensive as
    >> >well.
    >>
    >> But the question I raised was: Can a visitor use it?
    >For goodness sake, did you actually read my first post on the subject? I
    >specifically mentioned "BT Payphone" and laboured the point that "For
    >someone visiting the UK, the 0870 numbers are a convenient and
    >inexpensive way of calling abroad" and "this is a good alternative for
    >visitors" How much more information do you _need_ exactly? Are payphones
    >in your part of the world restricted to non-visitors?

Perhaps my posts are arriving out of chron order. Or peerhaps
ouyrs are arriving here out of order.

You may be expecting too much from Usenet, given how it works.

************* DAVE HATUNEN ([email protected]) *************
* Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow *
* My typos & mispellings are intentional copyright traps *
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:06 am
  #12  
nitram
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:02:54 +0100, [email protected]
(chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn) wrote:

    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 20:42:47 GMT, [email protected] (Jim Ley) wrote:
    >>
    >> >On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:29:29 -0600, Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:31:09 +0100, "Huw Evans"
    >> >><[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >>Don't you have to have a UK phone and number first? Or can you
    >> >>make these calls from a pay phone?
    >> >
    >> >Forget it the prices are expensive and he's a spammer.
    >>
    >> The advertised prices UK-NL are not expensive.
    >They're significantly cheaper in fact than just direct dialling from a
    >regular BT landline with no discount plan. Not that I'd recommend doing
    >that, but you'd be surprised how many people do!
    >FWIW, I pay 1p a minute to call the NL from my UK landline, and after
    >7pm and on weekends, I get 50 inclusive minutes a day from the mobile
    >for such calls. So, in comparison to _that_, sure, it's expensive! :) (I
    >pay 0.5 p a minute to the US, and all landline UK calls are free after a
    >1p connection charge.)

from a mobile phone it costs a euro a minute to call NL from UK.
--
Martin
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:12 am
  #13  
Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Besses O' Th' Barn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

Jim Ley <[email protected]> wrote:

[]
    > 4p ??? that's 4 times what I pay, okay that's a VOIP line, and twice
    > what someone like onetel would charge - what's cheap about it?

It's cheap for a visitor. When I'm abroad, I certainly don't always have
access to a landline, and UK hotel phones are notoriously expensive as
well.

David

--
David Horne- www.davidhorne.net
usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:12 am
  #14  
Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Besses O' Th' Barn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

<[email protected]> wrote:

[]

    > from a mobile phone it costs a euro a minute to call NL from UK.

I didn't realise that "a mobile phone" had universal pricing!

I pay 1p a minute max from my mobile phone in the UK to call the
Netherlands, it's "free" (i.e. inclusive) offpeak. If I was _roaming_ in
the NL, then yes, I'd pay around a euro to call the UK. Maybe that's
what you meant? Some UK mobiles probably cost that much too from the UK
to NL- that's why you shop around.

David

--
David Horne- www.davidhorne.net
usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk
 
Old Oct 23rd 2004, 9:25 am
  #15  
nitram
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 4p/minute international telephone calls from the UK

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 22:12:50 +0100, [email protected]
(chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn) wrote:

    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >[]
    >> from a mobile phone it costs a euro a minute to call NL from UK.
    >I didn't realise that "a mobile phone" had universal pricing!
    >I pay 1p a minute max from my mobile phone in the UK to call the
    >Netherlands, it's "free" (i.e. inclusive) offpeak. If I was _roaming_ in
    >the NL, then yes, I'd pay around a euro to call the UK. Maybe that's
    >what you meant? Some UK mobiles probably cost that much too from the UK
    >to NL- that's why you shop around.

It costs us a euro a minute from a KPN land line phone in NL to call a
prepay mobile in UK and exactly the same amount to call in the other
direction.
--
Martin
 

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.