Tesco calling app - UK mobiles NOW 1p a minute!
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Tesco calling app - UK mobiles NOW 1p a minute!

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Found 29th Apr 2017
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Use via wifi or data.

Free UK landlines.

Free international texts, replies to your own number/sms inbox.

Other host of free international countries calls tescointernationalcalling.com/cal…es/



£3 minimum recharge every 180 days as not to expire credit in account.

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Email:
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181 Comments
sounds a bit like freedompop but different.
+4p connection fee per call?
Original Poster
rovingman

+4p connection fee per call?


Only using the 'calling card' feature, over data no connection fee
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patcho

sounds a bit like freedompop but different.


It is not sim dependant, register any number - it does not even need to be the sim in the mobile
Been using it for months for free landlines/international texts.
seaniboy

It is not sim dependant, register any number - it does not even need to … It is not sim dependant, register any number - it does not even need to be the sim in the mobile Been using it for months for free landlines/international texts.



​Even more like freedompop then.... You don't need a sim for that either for calls n text.
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patcho

Even more like freedompop then.... You don't need a sim for that either … Even more like freedompop then.... You don't need a sim for that either for calls Even more like freedompop then.... You don't need a sim for that either for calls n text.


Yes you do need a sim with FP, and a monthly fee - Tesco calling is not like that, go read the website.
seaniboy

Yes you do need a sim with FP, and a monthly fee - Tesco calling is not … Yes you do need a sim with FP, and a monthly fee - Tesco calling is not like that, go read the website.



​No you don't. I'm using a 3 data rewards sim now but I still have the fp app to text and the very occasional call. I use 3 if i need good quality .
But you 100% don't need a sim to use their "free calls and text app" just a account.

It works with a tablet with no sim slot too
Edited by: "patcho" 29th Apr 2017
Just tried this and it did not give an option to not use the calling card even though I am connected to wifi so charged me for a call from my PAYG sim am I missing something here?
Not sure that this app is needed unless the person you are calling has no internet. I can call relatives abroad for free using WhatsApp and I can Skype call for free.
Cheers OP
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patcho

No you don't. I'm using a 3 data rewards sim now but I still have the fp … No you don't. I'm using a 3 data rewards sim now but I still have the fp app to text and the very occasional call. I use 3 if i need good quality . But you 100% don't need a sim to use their "free calls and text app" just a account.It works with a tablet with no sim slot too


You need a sim sent to you ie disclosing your personal details, you also have no free international calling or texts with FP, you are comparing chalk with cheese.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 29th Apr 2017
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Clockwatcher

Not sure that this app is needed unless the person you are calling has no … Not sure that this app is needed unless the person you are calling has no internet. I can call relatives abroad for free using WhatsApp and I can Skype call for free.


Exactly that, calls are from the app to regular numbers, not app to app calls. No internet access needed by call receiver.
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bmwm2011

Just tried this and it did not give an option to not use the calling card … Just tried this and it did not give an option to not use the calling card even though I am connected to wifi so charged me for a call from my PAYG sim am I missing something here?


Calling card is via a regular a call, it charges 4p connection that way, via the app & internet connection calls to UK mobiles are 1p with no connection fee. Check the app settings, should route via wifi/data if settings are correct.


Edited by: "seaniboy" 29th Apr 2017
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mmckinley1

Cheers OP


Welcome Enjoy mucho cheapness
Clockwatcher

Not sure that this app is needed unless the person you are calling has no … Not sure that this app is needed unless the person you are calling has no internet. I can call relatives abroad for free using WhatsApp and I can Skype call for free.


sigh
Not quite got a handle on this. Where is the outgoing CLI obtained? Thanks.
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AndyRoyd

Not quite got a handle on this. Where is the outgoing CLI obtained? … Not quite got a handle on this. Where is the outgoing CLI obtained? Thanks.


You register your mobile number with the app.
So you use your inclusive minutes and you get charged for the call abroad, if you are NOT with Tesco, is that right?
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winchman

So you use your inclusive minutes and you get charged for the call … So you use your inclusive minutes and you get charged for the call abroad, if you are NOT with Tesco, is that right?


No the app uses data/wifi - select such in app settings.
What is call quality like....using EE PAYG. Prices are crazy. 1p for mobiles n free text over wifi is excellent . woohoooo
seaniboy

No the app uses data/wifi - select such in app settings.


Ok, got it, yes, seen in the settings, 'prefer wifi'.
But if there is no wifi or you have the data on your phone off, then it will use your inclusive minutes if you are not with Tesco..
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winchman

Ok, got it, yes, seen in the settings, 'prefer wifi'. But if there is no … Ok, got it, yes, seen in the settings, 'prefer wifi'. But if there is no wifi or you have the data on your phone off, then it will use your inclusive minutes if you are not with Tesco..



On a iPhone with wifi/data off placing a call means the iPhone pop up "+44 XXX XXX XXXX cancel/call" comes up so you know its going to use sim, no idea about Antroid ? Also ios app has wifi only for when roaming.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 29th Apr 2017
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makie1

What is call quality like....using EE PAYG. Prices are crazy. 1p for … What is call quality like....using EE PAYG. Prices are crazy. 1p for mobiles n free text over wifi is excellent . woohoooo


Good for me on 3 3G & EE 3G & 4G. Wifi also great.
seaniboy

On a iPhone with wifi/data off placing a call means the iPhone pop up … On a iPhone with wifi/data off placing a call means the iPhone pop up "+44 XXX XXX XXXX cancel/call" comes up so you know its going to use sim, no idea about Antroid ? Also ios app has wifi only for when roaming.


Ok, that's good, makes it clear, I guess it would be the same with android. Android has the same wifi only option for roaming.
right I'm testing it, is their now way to make the app receive sms? it's a shame of you can't
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patcho

right I'm testing it, is their now way to make the app receive sms? it's … right I'm testing it, is their now way to make the app receive sms? it's a shame of you can't


No incoming texts go to the sim number registered to app, outgoing via app send with that registered number.
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winchman

Android has the same wifi only option for roaming.



Thanks for feedback for other Antroid users
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If you have no internet connection and are using Tesco Mobile calls to the 03 access number are free, think you pay the 4p connection though, texts would obviously need data connection.
Do you need to add some credit before you can take advantage of the free UK landline calls, or can you just download the app and call UK landlines free forever?
seaniboy

If you have no internet connection and are using Tesco Mobile calls to … If you have no internet connection and are using Tesco Mobile calls to the 03 access number are free, think you pay the 4p connection though, texts would obviously need data connection.


It says if you use the app you don't pay the connection charge. https://www.tescointernationalcalling.com/calling-app/
The connection charge only seems to apply when you use a calling card, not the app, doesn't seem to differentiate between wifi calling and using your minutes whilst using the app.
I've just selected "prefer wifi" and attempted a call to a landline. I got a message saying that I had insufficient credit (I haven't topped up). So it seems that wifi calls to landlines aren't entirely free?
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winchman

It says if you use the app you don't pay the connection charge. … It says if you use the app you don't pay the connection charge. https://www.tescointernationalcalling.com/calling-app/The connection charge only seems to apply when you use a calling card, not the app, doesn't seem to differentiate between wifi calling and using your minutes whilst using the app.


That's why I added think you may pay 4p, I'm not on Tesco to try it out, sure a Tesco mobile customer can try and update the thread.
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itm

I've just selected "prefer wifi" and attempted a call to a landline. I … I've just selected "prefer wifi" and attempted a call to a landline. I got a message saying that I had insufficient credit (I haven't topped up). So it seems that wifi calls to landlines aren't entirely free?


Strange ? I have the £1 free and have been using it to text and call landlines.
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PaulT82

Do you need to add some credit before you can take advantage of the free … Do you need to add some credit before you can take advantage of the free UK landline calls, or can you just download the app and call UK landlines free forever?


You have 180 days, then you must top-up, £3 minimum at Tesco, or £5 online/calling/PayPoint, you may be able to delete account and reactivate ?
itm

I've just selected "prefer wifi" and attempted a call to a landline. I … I've just selected "prefer wifi" and attempted a call to a landline. I got a message saying that I had insufficient credit (I haven't topped up). So it seems that wifi calls to landlines aren't entirely free?


Have u got your free £1 credit?
Cheers for that. Off to Australia in less than 12 hours so well timed!
seaniboy

That's why I added think you may pay 4p, I'm not on Tesco to try it out, … That's why I added think you may pay 4p, I'm not on Tesco to try it out, sure a Tesco mobile customer can try and update the thread.


Don't think it should make a difference whether you are with Tesco, sounds like provided you use the app and not the card, you won't pay the connection fee, that's how it sounds anyway.
Edited by: "winchman" 30th Apr 2017
Original Poster
Fluffykins

Cheers for that. Off to Australia in less than 12 hours so well timed!


Most welcome Have fun! It wont be hard
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winchman

Don't think it should make a difference whether you are with Tesco, … Don't think it should make a difference whether you are with Tesco, sounds like provided you use the app and not the card, you won't pay the connection fee, that's how it sounds anyway.


I'm not too sure about that, if you 'dial in' I would assume they probably want to charge, got to make some profit/4p's. Hopefully a TM user will update us asap
seaniboy

Good for me on 3 3G & EE 3G & 4G. Wifi also great.


Thanks. Have downloaded it.
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