Free worldwide telephone calls via BT
Free worldwide telephone calls via BT

Free worldwide telephone calls via BT

Not sure if this has been listed below but it would appear that you can telephone nearly anywhere in the world provided you are a BT residential customer for free....or am I missing something?


It's plan dependant.


If you are on the 'unlimited anytime plan' then you get Free calls to 0845 & 0870 numbers^ at all times

On the other ones, you may get Free calls to 0845 & 0870 numbers^ at weekends and evenings or just Weekends.

So don't just assume you get free cals to 0870 numbers. I recommend that you look up North Downs Telecom Ltd and see what their T&C's are...

(in case people are wondering... the original most linked to a site that stated:

If you are a BT residential customer you can use our 0870 access number to Call landlines and some mobiles worldwide.

Call 0870 005 0272 followed by your destination number in full . Don't press any key, wait until you get connected. Its that simple.

Calls to 0870 numbers are included in BT inclusive call minute packages for residential customers. Check with BT. Other networks and mobiles will bill at their 0870 rate.

Andorra,Argentina,Australia,Bahamas, Bahamas Mobile, Bahrain, Bangladesh Chittagong, Bangladesh Dhaka, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Brunei Mobile, Bulgaria , Canada, Chile, China, China Mobile, Colombia Barranquilla , Colombia Bogota, Colombia Cali, Colombia Medellin, Colombia Pereira, Croatia, Cyprus, Cyprus Mobile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guam Mobile, Guernsey Channel Islands, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Mobile, Hungary, Iceland, India, India Mobile, Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia Surabaya, Iraq Baghdad, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, Isle of Man Mobile, Italy, Japan, Jersey Channel Islands, Jordan, Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan Karaganda, Kenya Nairobi, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico Mexico City, Mexico Monterrey, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Cyprus, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Russia Moscow, Russia St Petersburg,
Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Singapore, Singapore Mobile, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Thailand Mobile,
Turkey, UK, USA Vatican City, Venezuela, Virgin Islands United States

Service provided by North Downs Telecom Ltd.
T&C's )

0870 International Calls on BT

BT recently announced calls to 0870 numbers will now automatically be included in BT Calling plans and therefore FREE to dial from BT landlines. BT have reserved the right to continue to charge for 0870 numbers used for "indirect access" services. However they have yet to publish a list of any 0870 numbers to be excluded from this offer. Therefore if you have a BT calling plan and as long as they don’t charge you to dial 0870..., these international calls won’t cost you a penny!

Even if you can’t make free calls to 0870 numbers on your calling plan, chargeable calls are still great value for money. BT’s standard charging policy to call 0870 numbers is advertised as 8p set-up fee and thereafter 5.88p/min daytime or 1.47p/min evenings, so you can still save money on international calls using our 0870 numbers Call charges from other operators may vary. Please ensure you understand what your telephone service provider will charge for these calls.

^ Free calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers. Availability of free 0845 and 0870 calls of up to 60 minutes duration ([COLOR="Red"]excluding indirect access numbers[/COLOR] and dial-up internet access) dependent on residential BT Calling Plan: weekends only (with the Unlimited Weekend Plan), evening & weekends (with the Unlimited Evening & Weekend Plan), or any time (with the Unlimited Anytime Plan). Fair use policy applies – max. 1,000 mins or 150 calls a month. If either of these limits on free calls is exceeded, BT will charge for these calls until further notice See Terms & Conditions for full details.

"[COLOR="Red"]excluding indirect access numbers[/COLOR]" would seem to indicate that calls to these numbers would not be free... has anyone tried this who can confirm whether or not they were charged??


we thought we had free calls to 0845 ect till this months phone bill had … we thought we had free calls to 0845 ect till this months phone bill had DOUBLED and im not pleased either, as BT told us the plan we are on has the free calls included. did it heck

free calls are normally evenings and weekends

hi, i was using 0870 number to make calls to india. I wasn't charged till last month but suddenly from 9th of june, thye have started charging me for those calls as thye are indirect access number... so i would suggest people not to use 0870 numbers to make international calls or be ready for a shock...

BT's billing is a mess. They seem to have made everything far too complicated, they keep making mistakes and they do odd things that not even their staff understand. Check your bills very carefully, be prepared to spend some time sorting out the problems and ask for an a reduction in the bill to compensate you for your time and trouble. If everyone does this, they might sort it out.
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