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3000 minutes to call your favourite friends and family abroad

With International Favourites from O2, you can call up to five favourite people in 60 countries. You also get a Call Me Number – giving friends and contacts in a selected country a way to ring you on your O2 mobile without paying international charges. One monthly price. No additional charges

* For £10 a month, you get 3000 minutes of landline calls to three international numbers*.
* For £20 a month, you get 3000 minutes of landline calls and another 200 minutes of mobile calls to five international numbers*.

You can choose your numbers across any of the supported countries. Both Bolt Ons also include a Call Me Number.

*calls to mobiles in Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the USA are also included in the 3000 minute allowance.
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#1
The link does not work
#3
May want to mention it's only for LANDLINE calls!
#4
Not hot from me....You can use voipcheap/buster top up 12 euros every three months (or even pay by pay as you go sms) and then you can use a local number to call international landlines....Or if you have a voip enabled phone (nokia, android or iphone) you can call using that via mobile.....At home via pc or a voip adapter.....

Check it at voipbuster website, have been using them for 5-6 years.

Edited By: sconto on Oct 28, 2010 10:40: .
#5
pet2000
May want to mention it's only for LANDLINE calls!

*calls to mobiles in Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the USA are also included in the 3000 minute allowance.
#6
Voted Hot. Not suitable for my needs, but great for those that have friends and/or relatives in the countries listed. It is great value in my honest opinion.
#7
pet2000
May want to mention it's only for LANDLINE calls!


* For £10 a month, you get 3000 minutes of landline calls to three international numbers*.
* For £20 a month, you get 3000 minutes of landline calls and another 200 minutes of mobile calls to five international numbers*.
#8
why you not incloude pakistan in your deal?
#9
Here is the direct link

http://www.o2.co.uk/business/if

Edited By: aScottishBloke on Oct 28, 2010 12:15: removed short url
1 Like #10
Nevasleep
pet2000
May want to mention it's only for LANDLINE calls!
*calls to mobiles in Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the USA are also included in the 3000 minute allowance.

Possibly cos they do not dish out "Mobile " numbers.
Certainly in USA and Canada a mobile phone gets a local geo (city) exchange number just the same as a landline.
The difference is in the way charges are made. The mobile user gets charged for incomming calls as the caller does not know they are calling a cellphone, and so do not have to pay to call a mobile.
IMHO that is better than our expensive system for which OFCOM carries most of the blame.
#11
Afghanistan is not in the list
#12
It looks a good deal. For Italy this is better that Lebara deal
" You can also get a Call Me Number. Friends and contacts in this country can call you in the UK without paying international charges" Anybody tried this? How does it work?
#13
Probably because the service to pakistan costs too much to be profitable, could be for a variety of reasons.
1 Like #14
Nevasleep
pet2000
May want to mention it's only for LANDLINE calls!
*calls to mobiles in Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the USA are also included in the 3000 minute allowance.

Get Skype on your mobile & subscribe to their "Unlimited country" package @ £7.99 a month and add Guam & Thailand to your mobiles list..fair useage policy applies, ie 10,000 minutes a month...so sorry this deal is COLD!
#15
jamalanwar
why you not incloude pakistan in your deal?


Or Bangladesh?!?! I did the trial of International Friends & Family for my wife to call Bangladesh and now that they have it up and running for good they don't include the country!!! Plus i got very good service during the trial period.
#16
Doesn't work for Switzerland...no good for me....think I'll have to go with lebrara
banned 4 Likes #17
rimz790
jamalanwar
why you not incloude pakistan in your deal?


Or Bangladesh?!?! I did the trial of International Friends & Family for my wife to call Bangladesh and now that they have it up and running for good they don't include the country!!! Plus i got very good service during the trial period.


The problem is not with O2, the issue is on Pakistan/Bangladesh side. PTCL in pakistan want all international calling traffic to go via their circuits, so that they can make big piles of cash. The countries listed in deal allow VOIP trunks from the country allowing O2 to route calls via VOIP over the interwebs to O2 network. This way O2 only pay for breakin number and trunking charges for VOIP which are pretty much pennies. Some companies out there still provide break in numbers from Pakistan but essentially it illegal to route calls over a VOIP trunk from Pakistan.
1 Like #18
scattycat

The difference is in the way charges are made. The mobile user gets charged for incomming calls as the caller does not know they are calling a cellphone, and so do not have to pay to call a mobile.
IMHO that is better than our expensive system for which OFCOM carries most of the blame.
No thanks.. I don't expect to pay for other peoples desire to talk to me - especially cold calling businesses that ignore my TPS registration. You wanna call me.. you pay for it all. It works well. We use a different code set for landlines so its easy to work out what you are calling here.

Edited By: warweezil on Oct 30, 2010 00:35: meh
#19
taraweeh
Doesn't work for Switzerland...no good for me....think I'll have to go with lebrara


I think this deal is only good for people who don't have landline or internet or inclusive minutes. Go to http://www.voipbuster.com. Top up (you can send an sms even from any pay as you go £5 will give you 42 free days) and you get free calls for at least 47 days (90 days if you top up 12 euros). Free calls can be made to different countries (including Switzerland as the company is actually Swiss). Then enter your mobile details/landline (up to 5 different number) so you call a local English number and can call those free countries. Or use a voip enabled device (iphone, android, or a broadband adapter) and still make free calls. Alternatevely use the pc. Calls for free are for the following countries:

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Guam
Hong Kong (+mobile)
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Puerto Rico (+mobile)
Russian Federation [moscow]
Russian Federation [st Petersburg]
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Switzerland
Taiwan
United States (+mobile)
#20
To above post. United kingdom is included in voipcheap.com
#21
no sub continent
#22
Pirlo
It looks a good deal. For Italy this is better that Lebara deal
" You can also get a Call Me Number. Friends and contacts in this country can call you in the UK without paying international charges" Anybody tried this? How does it work?


Call me number is a generated number from one of your selected countries such as italy, you give this number to your friends in italy, when they dial it, it rings through to your o2 mobile and your friends pay local rates. You have another 3000 minutes of incoming calls on this number.
#23
Good deal, but no use to me, need calls to Thailand mobiles for the wife. If anyone else does you can get an international saver from 3 for £15 a month that is 3000 minutes to a selected number of countries with no limit on the numbers you can call. It does include a few from its list that you can call mobiles as well as landlines, Thailand is included in the mobile countries. Sorry no link, just search on 3 website for international saver. Note it is an add on for pay monthly, but you can get a £0 rolling monthly contract and just add it to that you can cancel the international saver after 31 days I think, cancelled mine after a couple of months as wife wasn't going to be calling any more. Guess who she is on the phone to now - Thailand. Hope this helps somebody!
#24
instead of using a mobile why not use your landline? I have a number you dial for what used to be a penny a minute or 2 pennies for mobiles, tthink it may have gone up now to 4p but you use what you need rather than being tied to paying ten quid a month.

I used it for calling S. Korea so I assume Thailand would be covered
#25
not sure about the other countries mentioned in this post though, not had to call all of them!
#26
Shame calls to Bangladesh has not been included this time. The trial period saved me tons of money as I regularly made use of the service. Also the convenience of not having to enter PIN and dial additional numbers were great too. I've sent them an email, hopefully they'll take notice of it.
1 Like #27
VERY HOT.. i don't know how anyone can compare this to VOIP or calling from your pc or using other services like localphone.... this is calling directly from your mobile remember, thta means you can do it all day any day, it does NOT require you to sit in front of your pc.. if you want to call somewhre in Asia, most likely, by the time you get home and have time to sit in front of your pc, people are fast asleep. whereas with this you can call from work while you are out for lunch or taking a break or whatever...

furthermore, this is direct calling to the number you want to call instead of calling some local number, then waiting for a prompt, and then dialling the full international number. (such as the likes of topupdiscount).

add to that no one gives you 3000 minutes for £10-- that's 0.33p/min. I call india a fair bit and the cheapest is 1p/minute+VAT using localphone, on top of which I have to have Tmobile's unlimited landline calls add-on (£5/month) to make it cheap enough.

This is seriously good...

Does this require a contract with O2 or will it work with Pay as you go?
banned#28
Should work with payandgo too!
1 Like #29
You got to be kidding????!!!!! It is very rare that people can actually make use 3000 minutes????!!!! This is 50 hours a month of international calls to 3 people. This is like in 30 days every month you have to spend 1:40 hr daily onto same 3 people. Looking at it any other way, assuming that it is 8 hr working day. This is 50 hr/8 hr per day = over 6 working day every month calling these same 3 people! This is a bad deal as 90% of people are working and I doubt they could spend that much time yakking on the mobile phone. Hot for those people who operates a personal call centre on the run/road.
#30
Rahan
Shame calls to Bangladesh has not been included this time. The trial period saved me tons of money as I regularly made use of the service. Also the convenience of not having to enter PIN and dial additional numbers were great too. I've sent them an email, hopefully they'll take notice of it.


Nice one ;) Its was hell of alot easier for my wife without the need of entering a PIN and the destination numbers every time.
#31
good find
#32
i wont trust o2 for the offer bit tricky when last time came, and also pakistan is not on the list so no benefit any way good luck to the people if any benefit . hot ne way
#33
nnj10
The link does not work
go to http://o2.co.uk/if
#34
hi is any one know the cheapest way to call pakistan lanline or mobiles or for both
i will really appericiate , coz i normally call every day
thx
#35
but why bangladesh is not in this list!
#36
for an american, this is a really good deal. the call me local number is great. its truely mobile. you don't need data, wifi, smartphone, app, etc. it works on any phone.

I now have a New York phone number for my o2 mobile. nice .....
#37
Can you get a Call Me number for the UK, so that you could redirect calls from your landline to your mobile (via your Call Me number) without paying huge per-minute charges?

If not, how about using a Call Me number somewhere like the USA and forwarding a UK number from somewhere like SIPGate or LocalPhone to it? Are the Call Me numbers landline or mobile numbers?

For example:

Incoming UK number £0.88/month (LocalPhone)
Redirect UK to USA 0.6p/min (LocalPhone)
O2 Bolt-on £10/month

So in theory you would get a UK landline number that redirects to your mobile for £10.88/month plus 0.6p/min. This could be an alternative to the old "Mobile Landline" service that they discontinued. Has anyone tried this? Does it work?


Edited By: benjus on Nov 03, 2010 10:16: .
#38
I don't quite get what your talking about. But my call me number is a USA landline number.

does that help?
#39
UKmeetsIndiana
I don't quite get what your talking about. But my call me number is a USA landline number. does that help?

What I mean is that a lot of people would like to have a cheap way to forward calls on a UK landline number to their mobiles - e.g. tradesmen who want to publish a landline number but are usually out on calls. O2 used to offer a service called "Mobile Landline" that did exactly this, but they discontinued it. I'm wondering if you could get the same effect with a "Call Me" number in the USA (for example) and a UK landline number that redirects to your USA number.
#40
If you chat a lot on only certain numbers, this might be a good deal. However, if you call more numbers or don't really need the 3000 minutes, Localphone offers a similar pay as you go service, which might be cheaper (it is cheaper under my usage, as I get about 1 p per minute and I only use something like 200-300 minutes per month). Might mention though that Localphone uses your inclusive mobile allowance (or you can use a landline, or if you have wifi, you can use to call via one of the many SIP software).


Edited By: arbitrabbit on Nov 09, 2010 13:45: More info added

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