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Cheap calls abroad - 0.5p to USA, 2p to Asian countries (such as Pakistan) etc
Cheap calls abroad - 0.5p to USA, 2p to Asian countries (such as Pakistan) etc

Cheap calls abroad - 0.5p to USA, 2p to Asian countries (such as Pakistan) etc

You all remember the 07744 and then the 0844 with O2 fiasco, and since then, no real way to call abroad for cheap.

Well Lycatalk is an online company where you register and then just top up as much as you want and get cheap calls. For example, Pakistan is 2p, India is 2.5p, America is 0.5p and so on. They give you an 0208 access number with an account number and pin number to use. There is also an 0800 number which has a 0.5p surcharge.

All of these prices are per minute.

It's a bit like a phone card but the advantage is that you only pay for what you talk. No connection charge, no daily charge, and you can see all of your calls made online, top up online, etc.

Very useful for anyone who needs to regularly call abroad. I used to use this every day and since I've gotten married, my wife uses it nearly every day!

Check out lycatalk.com/res…htm for rates for every country and then assess for yourself whether it's worth it or not.

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so do u have to pay money upfront?

I use another provider called Cheapestchat (just google). The way they work is you top up by only £ 1.-- at a time, via calling an 09xx number. You can then use your free mobile minutes to first call a London landline no. and then dial your destination no. Very reliable and no hassle.

COLD. if you search MSE you could find a calling number for pakistan, india, ect.... for low as 1p. no need to pay in advance. think so,....(just now checked)

jimzum;1958700

COLD. if you search MSE you could find a calling number for pakistan, … COLD. if you search MSE you could find a calling number for pakistan, india, ect.... for low as 1p. no need to pay in advance. think so,....(just now checked)



CAN YOU PROVIDE MORE DETAILS ABOUT CALLING INDIA FOR 1p???

18185 GIVES CALL CHARGE OF 4p TO INDIA [18866 GIVES FOR 3p]

Telesavers 0.5p/min
(0844 200 7575)
DiscountDial 1p/min
(0844 861 3030)

You good people are right about cheaper rates being available when using a landline.
My understanding of the OP however is that this deal refers to using free minutes on your mobile to make cheap calls abroad.
Personally, I use a mixture of both.

Original Poster

Yes, it's via mobile.

Also, using 0844 charges you connection even if you don't get through. Sometimes it takes about 10 attempts to get through, 6p each time!

This is from mobile minutes, like PAYG, only use what you talk, plus like 0.5p to USA etc.

it's all too complicated

Original Poster

Register.

Top up £10.

Dial an access number each time you call.

Talk.

Where's complicated? Lol.

euglycaemia;1958740

CAN YOU PROVIDE MORE DETAILS ABOUT CALLING INDIA FOR 1p???



check for your self
callchecker.moneysavingexpert.com/int…er/
i have never used those numbers but MSE is always correct.:roll:

I use justdialstudent.com/ for my mobile. Its not super cheap, but the clarity is the best I've had. And you don't have to type in your pin. In fact you program the whole number straight into your contacts. No trying to remember pins & numbers malarkey.

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jimzum;1959818

check for your self … check for your self http://callchecker.moneysavingexpert.com/intcallchecker/i have never used those numbers but MSE is always correct.:roll:



0844 numbers. 10p per minute from mobile and 6p connection charge from landline, even if they don't pick up or the phone doesn't connect.

just get a phone card;-)

anyway 6p connection charge is ok when u can make calls for 1p............anyway let me check the connection charge with bt not so sure.

.........sorry mistake.:oops:

Lycatalk is the shitiest service provider I have ever experienced... its website takes days to download and customer care number is of no use at all.. dump it in gutter and go some other better service..

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contactjohnpaul

Lycatalk is the shitiest service provider I have ever experienced... its … Lycatalk is the shitiest service provider I have ever experienced... its website takes days to download and customer care number is of no use at all.. dump it in gutter and go some other better service..



Way to reignite a 2 and a half year old defunct thread *rolls eyes*
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