Guest Dizzy

phone calls to the Uk

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    Guest Dizzy

    I have been using "Daybreak" for over 6 years now & was wondering what everyone else uses to phone the Uk, any good deals out there that you can recommend?

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    Yeah, if you've got internet (broadband) then Skype is the way to go. And the video chat via computers is fab.

     

    Also from what I see being in the UK still its far cheaper for the UK to call Aus anytime than Aus to UK (unless on one of the crummy calling cards off peak after midnight or something). It costs us £1 a month for the Friends and Family overseas with BT and the calls are then 3 or 4p per minute anytime day or night. It never seems to work out so cheap for family calling from Adelaide to the UK to talk to us.

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    Guest Mitchell

    If you go with Adam Internet you can get VoIP which means you can use a normal phone but it goes over your broadband. It's only a cent or two a minute to the uk :)

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    Guest FRIDGEMAN

    Got a $5 deal from telstra 2c a minnite , wife on the phone to uk as i type lol

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    Yeh we gave up on the calling cards, often got bad lines, and to be honest, I personally can't get on with Skype (all my family talk at the same time which Skype doesn't cope with very well!) so spoke to Telstra and got a deal on international calls.

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    Guest Dizzy
    Got a $5 deal from telstra 2c a minnite , wife on the phone to uk as i type lol

     

    is it a one off payment of $5 or is that a monthly fee?

     

    Thanks guys for all your replies :)

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    Guest BrianS

    I use my mobile as they include intl call time in my monthly fee, otherwise my folks call me they are still on a talk talk deal where as long as the call isn't over an hour and it's to an oz land line then it's completely free.

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    We're with AAPT and have a package with Internet, Telephone plus free calls to Australia and $50 of other calls. As a family we're all on Vodafone which has free calls to each other, the $50 of credit is purely used for overseas calls, which i don't spend even with a 45m to 1 hr call each week. I think there are better deals though like with TPG with unlimited ADSL2+, free national / local calls plus 100 minutes of international for $79 per month... Ongoing rates to the UK are $0.0199 per minute.

     

    From the UK I think my parents are with BT friends and family and they can call completely free of charge for calls up to 59mins....

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    We use skype and a vodaphone pre-pay mobile on international recharge. You can ring any landline in the UK and it doesn't matter how long you are on the phone for as the price caps at $1

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    We use voiptalk.org, a UK service provider, and have done for years. I even ran my business lines through them. We put £5 into the account and it usually lasts us for 4-5 months! The call quality down our Adam internet is excellent and you can phone mobiles or landlines and it costs next to nothing. They even give you a free landline number so that folks back home can phone a UK number and be charged UK rates. Even better, if they also subscribe then voip to voip calls are free. You even download their smartphone app and phone from your mobile. I can't recommend them enough!

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    It does show though, just how cheap are calls these days. Wasn't that long ago it was still a dollar or so per minute. I'm surprised telephone companies can still make money.

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    Guest BrianS

    Course they make money, it may look cheap per minute but multiply that by the number of minutes by the number of users add into the fact there is normally a flag fall ( which is one of the silliest things I've come across here) plus all the line rental

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    Guest paige_chloe

    If you have a smartphone and the person in the uk does then u can download an app called viber and call/text for free :)

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    Course they make money, it may look cheap per minute but multiply that by the number of minutes by the number of users add into the fact there is normally a flag fall ( which is one of the silliest things I've come across here) plus all the line rental

     

    I've mentioned this before but if you have a payg mobile then Amaysim don't charge a flagfall and you don't lose your credit once you go into the next month. (Which is another crazy thing that happens over here)

     

    If you have a smartphone and the person in the uk does then u can download an app called viber and call/text for free :)

     

    I've tried Viber and wasn't too impressed with the call quality and that even includes calling mates here in Australia.

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    Guest Tterrier81

    i use voip through adam internet, it costs 7c a minute to call a uk landline, also u can go into ur account on the net and type in the number u want to call and it will instantly tell u how much it is per min

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    Guest Mitchell
    i use voip through adam internet, it costs 7c a minute to call a uk landline, also u can go into ur account on the net and type in the number u want to call and it will instantly tell u how much it is per min

     

    Not sure how you're paying 7c a min as their site quotes 1.1c per min when I check my mums land line. Unless you know poms with expensive phones lol. Also VoIP is free with any Adam naked plan which means no monthly fees :)

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    Guest Tterrier81
    Not sure how you're paying 7c a min as their site quotes 1.1c per min when I check my mums land line. Unless you know poms with expensive phones lol. Also VoIP is free with any Adam naked plan which means no monthly fees :)

     

     

    my apologies, just checked and its 2c a minute, was 7c when i first signed up

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