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Free UK landline calls with Tesco app
Free UK landline calls with Tesco app

Free UK landline calls with Tesco app

I have family in America and usually use this app quite a bit to call them, but had a message today to say that UK calls are now free. Doesn't seem to be any conditions, other than it's landline only. Hope this helps someone. My first deal so apologies if it's in the wrong place.

Also free £1 credit - user10234
Also free worldwide SMS - QuantumX
Also free calls to China - dmn001

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Thanks great find, plus it comes with £1 credit for new users.

I have the app can't see where I can call from it?

Original Poster

Brand new

I have the app can't see where I can call from it?


I have the numbers saved in my contacts, so I just use the contacts in the app, but you can dial numbers too

Comes up with a safety warning for me!

Thanks.8)

RjaRavenheart

Comes up with a safety warning for me!


Me too. oO

What is the IOS app called please?

ellieshaw

I have the numbers saved in my contacts, so I just use the contacts in … I have the numbers saved in my contacts, so I just use the contacts in the app, but you can dial numbers too



Ok I have the Tesco pay monthly app I can't see how I dial numbers

Original Poster

Sambat

What is the IOS app called please?


Tesco International Calling

Original Poster

Brand new

Ok I have the Tesco pay monthly app I can't see how I dial numbers


I think it's different to the pay monthly app, it's just one for international calls

dereklogan7

Me too. oO



​and me as well

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So does this use yours phones data and wifi? I'm assuming you can only make calls through this and not receive them? seems like it might be good if your on holiday

Maybe I've missed something here, but if you have Messenger installed on your phone, you can make free calls, free video calls anywhere?

kingfisher

Maybe I've missed something here, but if you have Messenger installed on … Maybe I've missed something here, but if you have Messenger installed on your phone, you can make free calls, free video calls anywhere?



​But not to landlines...

Does it come with free ring-dings?

Free calls to China too.

The Android app seems to have a lot of bad reviews about poor call connection/quality, taking credit off after call ended/dropped, and credit expiring after 180 days.

Talk to me.... I've had wooden ladders in my family....

kingfisher

Maybe I've missed something here, but if you have Messenger installed on … Maybe I've missed something here, but if you have Messenger installed on your phone, you can make free calls, free video calls anywhere?



​not to normal landlines or can u .

Ive still yet to use my 4G when in the EU as I always get greeted by some horrendous looking prices via text message wherever I go with Tesco. Shame my si monly is so damn cheap with them moving hardly seems worth it.
Data is far more important to me than calls to landlines.. but Ill pick up the app regardless I guess..

Edited by: "Johnlenham" 24th Jan

Heat for the picture alone!

Talk to me!

Interesting.... checked the site and it is a little vague about roaming, just wondering of you can use this abroad to call a UK LANDline, and if so what charges would apply, and what effect on your normal mobile supplier charges? anyone???

heat for facejacker

This is nothing to do with Tesco mobile, all you moaners.
It's a phone app that uses wifi/mobile data.

Looks like there is a 4p connection charge for the landline calls?

Edit - on another page it says "No connection fee when you use the app"
Edited by: "gwapenut" 24th Jan

I am trying to figure it out too. Sevidently you download the app and if you select travel mode it will only use your wifi. Then call any number , except for premium rate and some 08 numbers. You only get charged if connected, and there is a 4p connection charge, then 1p per minute calls . You can top as little as £3 in store otherwise £5 up, and credit lasts 180 days.

It appears a good deal for dialing abroad. Due to the connection charge, for landline numbers you would be betters with a 3 Sim and 1p over minute. Not sure about mobile numbers. Would appreciate anyone's comments.

looks like this could be a good option when on holiday in Turkey (which falls outside Europe from a mobile company point of view!) - also likelihood is connection will be better than on Skype (hopefully)

Do any VOIP experts know if the SIP settings can be extracted so I can use the free calls on my home VOIP? Doesn't look like anything has been extracted yet. Here's hoping.

For OP and anyone else that phones to the US/Canada - Google Hangouts (IOS and Android) does it for free over wi-fi. If you've wangled a Google voice account they can phone you back too. I also use it to send/receive free SMS's to friends and family in the States.

Google voice/hangouts only works with US numbers?

If not how does one go about setting it up to make free calls?

Edited by: "rally" 24th Jan

Tesco International app does not shop up on the USA Play Store ,

is there another way to get it ?

Thanks for your help

Proveright

I am trying to figure it out too. Sevidently you download the app and if … I am trying to figure it out too. Sevidently you download the app and if you select travel mode it will only use your wifi. Then call any number , except for premium rate and some 08 numbers. You only get charged if connected, and there is a 4p connection charge, then 1p per minute calls . You can top as little as £3 in store otherwise £5 up, and credit lasts 180 days.It appears a good deal for dialing abroad. Due to the connection charge, for landline numbers you would be betters with a 3 Sim and 1p over minute. Not sure about mobile numbers. Would appreciate anyone's comments.



I installed the app and got the £1 credit then used it to call a UK landline from the UK using wi-fi and still have £1. credit

rally

Google voice/hangouts only works with US numbers?If not how does one go … Google voice/hangouts only works with US numbers?If not how does one go about setting it up to make free calls?


Hi rally - Yes, Hangouts/Gvoice is free for North American numbers only, as mentioned in my post. It was aimed at the OP as they have family in the States.

Allows me to make use of my defunct card that only received txt and can now send.
Brilliant.

delphinid

I installed the app and got the £1 credit then used it to call a UK … I installed the app and got the £1 credit then used it to call a UK landline from the UK using wi-fi and still have £1. credit


Yes this is correct as I see it. If you set it to only use wifi, then calls to UK landlines are free, there is no charge and there is no connection charge. It appears that if you use the app and wifi, you can send text messages to UK mobiles for free, and, it looks to me like using the app allows you to send texts for free worldwide. Certainly when I looked, it is possible to send a text for free whilst using the app and wifi to a mobile registered in Eire
Edited by: "zerocrop" 25th Jan

I have tried downloading the app from google play store on two different android phones and it wont install.

Got my £1.

If available prefer Wifi or mobile data network rather than your local mins ON

Allow calls over mobile data calls will be connected via 3/4G ON


And I get international texts with replies to my regular text message inbox.

Winner for me!


HEAT!


Edited by: "seaniboy" 25th Jan

Heat for an interesting find!X)

Proveright

I have tried downloading the app from google play store on two different … I have tried downloading the app from google play store on two different android phones and it wont install.


I have the same problem , it says it will not work on my Android devise ,

does it need Android 6 or ??????
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