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Five Days of Free Calls to the USA for Thanksgiving
Five Days of Free Calls to the USA for Thanksgiving

Five Days of Free Calls to the USA for Thanksgiving

Starting at 5am GMT on Wednesday 25th November (midnight Eastern Time) and lasting until 10am GMT on Monday 30th (midnight in Hawaii), calls to all landlines and mobiles in the United States will be completely free with Localphone.

This offer is open to all Localphone customers, new and old. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and if you dont stick with Localphone after the promotion youll never have to pay us a penny.

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Not really free if you have to pay for local calls. Outside the "free" period (Thanksgiving) it's quite expensive too. About double the price I would pay with other services (even if you don't pay for local calls). The best value call charges are on callchecker:

callchecker.moneysavingexpert.com/int…er/

The calls are generally NOT free.. they will be charged at local rate, so one way or another you are paying, either through paying for a contract with BT or whoever, which charges extra for all-inclusive calls (if they do allow you to call these!), or on a per-minute/per-call basis at whatever the rate is at that time. I suppose on BT the weekend free calls will be actually free, but not the rest of the time.

There is rarely such a thing as a FREE lunch, but there are options where you can get it pretty near!

eg.
First of all, Dont' bother at all with an all inclusive contract with the line rental, thereby saving that money and try these as options instead:

Finearea companies (eg. Voipcheap.co.uk) give WEEKS of genuinely free calls (90 or 120 days) all over the place, inc. the UK and many overseas destinations when you pay for a top up (varies, but round about a tenner), then when the freebies end, you still have the full amount of credit to use afterwards! (involves using VOIP either on a PC or a standalone unit)

OR

Try Call 18866 and similar companies who charge you only for the connection to many destination and you get an hour of calls included (without being charged by BT for the call time), for about 5p. Unless at the free weekend local calls period, BT will charge this for your "Free" call to this company to connect you to the US.

There are other options too, and it doesn't work for every destination, but most of the time it will be cheaper than than this one off NOT-quite- free offer!

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I guess it works well for people who have the Unlimited Anytime Plan with BT or something equivalent.

Soulistic;7023766

I guess it works well for people who have the Unlimited Anytime Plan with … I guess it works well for people who have the Unlimited Anytime Plan with BT or something equivalent.



Who are paying extra for the privilege, when using other methods to get cheap calls (even paying for them!) would work out cheaper for MANY users, as you would just about have to be permanently on calls to get your money's worth!

nicaj - i like your comments, seems we both have an interest in this area.

Localphone is a good company and they allow you to top up with as little as £1! If you use a softphone from your computer, the calls to the USA are actually FREE. They allow you to use your credit for sending SMS (although they are a bit expensive), calling card feature with a local or 0800 access number and VoIP. I luckily made an account before they started charging for UK DIDs!

Re: Betamax, their FUP is really winding me up. I get FUP'd at random time even though I have not exceeded the minutes, probably because I am using Voxalot for least cost routing of my calls!!!! The only way to avoid the FUP is to run my own PBX to do the least cost routing at home which will cost me £50/year so not really money saving. Once I have used up all my credit, I'm going to switch to Vyke which charge 2p for 01/02 calls for upto 1hr in the UK!

zaheer2003;7033062

Re: Betamax, their FUP is really winding me up. I get FUP'd at random … Re: Betamax, their FUP is really winding me up. I get FUP'd at random time even though I have not exceeded the minutes, probably because I am using Voxalot for least cost routing of my calls!!!!



Ah, never had the problem. I find that they are even fairly lax about which IP addresses (ie more than one!) you use if from, as long as you don't go silly! Either that or they just don't bother to check!
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