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1p per minute WiFi calls @ tesco international app
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I know free roaming has been introduced in to many countries but like us that has just returned from Turkey this does not apply. Basically download the free app and you will be gi… Read more

I'd be interested to know what the SIP settings are for my account so I can use it on my laptop. If anyone has any info, please let me know.

ahenners20th Aug

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We'd like to know the details on how you call landlines with WhatsApp, which is the purpose of this Tesco app and of Skype Out. Thanks

dk1432 h, 47 m ago

A quick Google and this only seems to be 60 mins per month and to certain …A quick Google and this only seems to be 60 mins per month and to certain countries? Is that what you're referring to, or is there something better?


TBH I'm not sure. I get free unlimited minutes with my contract and it's a push if I use 5 of them. I'm not a big caller.

migavupe21 h, 49 m ago

If you have an ms office subscription you get free Skype to landline …If you have an ms office subscription you get free Skype to landline calls.i got free office subscriptions from various new pcs and windows phones and I'm subbed up until the end of 2019.

A quick Google and this only seems to be 60 mins per month and to certain countries? Is that what you're referring to, or is there something better?

I used the Tesco app to call landlines till the free credit ran out. Decided not to renew the credit as:

1. Generally dodgy sound quality with some dropouts when compared with perfect SkypeOut on exactly same wifi or mobile data.

2. Sometimes drops calls completely which is a deal breaker when it took you 20 mins to get through to a human at a call centre.

3. 70% of the time, tone dialling is not recognised, another deal breaker as you need it for navigating call centre menus.

There have been no updates to the IOS app I used for a very long time. Tesco should get it's act together if it wants its name on this app.
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Calls to channel islands Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of man mobiles @ 1p per minute - Tesco International Calling
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Found 25th MayFound 25th May
my family friends from Asia were on their 2 week Europe trip. they had brought with themselves a global sim card for their roaming which had a no. beginning 077000 I thought it … Read more

No bad thing that this has a separate thread, fill yer boots!
As you say, they are not included in most calling plans and has always been a bit of an anomaly as they look just like other UK numbers, It almost as if the phone companies like it that way, I wonder why!!

I thought the deal pic was a shark lol

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just realized that on an original post by seaniboy few weeks ago

winchman had already pointed this out in one of their comments.
sorry mates..when I initially searched for cheaper options to call Jersey numbers I did not see / find your posts.
Tesco calling app - UK mobiles NOW 1p a minute!
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Found 29th AprFound 29th Apr
Free £1 sign up bonus too! X) Use via wifi or data. Free UK landlines. Free international texts, replies to your own number/sms inbox. Other host of free international countr… Read more
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SingingDwarf15th Aug

I'm not quite with you - are you saying that you used to be able to select …I'm not quite with you - are you saying that you used to be able to select Travel Mode to get call routed via wifi, but that now it does not work?


Exactly that.

rok2632nd May

For those having problems with topping up / adding credit via the app, the …For those having problems with topping up / adding credit via the app, the issue may be android version specific, it will work for some users, but not others, iOS users should all be okay. If you contact Tesco IC support via twitter they will deny / any knowledge of any payment / top us issue. But if you ring them on 0345 025 5550 they will then confirm there is a known issue and you need to top up via the phone automated service, minimum £5 top, or in store at any till, minimum £3 top up. Tesco IT are working on a fix, with no known "fix date" as yet.


6 month into the "contract", I find I still can't add credit within the app on my android 7.0 phone...

faddy542 h, 18 m ago

Found that I had to select Travel Mode to get call routed via WiFi, just …Found that I had to select Travel Mode to get call routed via WiFi, just setting Prefer WiFi didn't do it. Used it today for first time for a while and I guess app must have been updated as it now seems to ignore Travel mode after giving me a message that I'm not in a roaming area.


I'm not quite with you - are you saying that you used to be able to select Travel Mode to get call routed via wifi, but that now it does not work?

I noticed this today, after trying to use wifi for the very first time - select Travel Mode, try to dial, get message that "It appears you are no longer in an area where roaming charges apply. Do you want to turn off travel mode?" Selecting no, it still attempts to dial the local access number.

Found that I had to select Travel Mode to get call routed via WiFi, just setting Prefer WiFi didn't do it. Used it today for first time for a while and I guess app must have been updated as it now seems to ignore Travel mode after giving me a message that I'm not in a roaming area.

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SingingDwarf

Also note that SMS messages to the USA do not show your mobile number as … Also note that SMS messages to the USA do not show your mobile number as the originator, even when sending from the Calling App. They instead show (different) USA numbers. Makes the service pointless, as not only does the recipient not know who sent the message, they cannot reply to you!


Strange they do else where - maybe sign off as you then ?

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buglawton

Hmm my test text to 2nd mobile did arrive after all, time stamped 4 mins … Hmm my test text to 2nd mobile did arrive after all, time stamped 4 mins after sending. That'll be good for those quickfire text conversations then!



Lol, standing in Sainsburys at the fridges waiting for a milk stock reply were we ?

Mine was within 10 seconds, a slight delay but not major.

seaniboy

I text my second mobile and my own mobile both arrived fine, who are you … I text my second mobile and my own mobile both arrived fine, who are you sending to ? UK or abroad ?


Hmm my test text to 2nd mobile did arrive after all, time stamped 4 mins after sending. That'll be good for those quickfire text conversations then!

Very useful if you have family or friends in China.

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buglawton

Back on topic then, I am trying the app. Made a call, so-so call quality … Back on topic then, I am trying the app. Made a call, so-so call quality with some ip phone type breakup. Sent a text, it showed sent in the app Messages section but in fact never arrived.


I text my second mobile and my own mobile both arrived fine, who are you sending to ? UK or abroad ?

Back on topic then, I am trying the app. Made a call, so-so call quality with some ip phone type breakup. Sent a text, it showed sent in the app Messages section but in fact never arrived.
Free UK landline calls with Tesco app
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Found 23rd JanFound 23rd Jan
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… Read more
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I believe someone's already tried using it abroad via data only without success.

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I think I found the answer to my question and it looks like you will not … I think I found the answer to my question and it looks like you will not be able to use this app from abroad without paying roaming mobile minutes charges...please see below:What is the App Access Number?The App Access Number is the telephone number that the App uses to get through to our international telephony service. This number is free to call for Tesco Mobile customers.Can I use the App whilst roaming?We do not recommend this as you may be charged extra for calling the access number while roaming abroad.You can however select ‘Travel Mode’ from within the App settings which will restrict the App to making calls over Wi-Fi only. This can then be used connected to Wi-Fi* anywhere in the world (*Wi-Fi charges may apply).



So in short, while you are abroad, pleas euse the option below which will place the call using wifi/data and avoid the roaming charges, the quality will depend upon the internet speed:

You can however select ‘Travel Mode’ from within the App settings which will restrict the App to making calls over Wi-Fi only. This can then be used connected to Wi-Fi* anywhere in the world (*Wi-Fi charges may apply).

I hope it helps someone.

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Same thing happened to me today when I tried to use the app to call a UK … Same thing happened to me today when I tried to use the app to call a UK landline, it then dialed a 03300010254 number and call got connected(using my mobile minutes rather that data I suppose)...so I wonder how this will work when you are abroad..has anyone else got similar experience?



I think I found the answer to my question and it looks like you will not be able to use this app from abroad without paying roaming mobile minutes chargesunless you turn on ravel mode within the app)...please see below:

What is the App Access Number?

The App Access Number is the telephone number that the App uses to get through to our international telephony service. This number is free to call for Tesco Mobile customers.

Can I use the App whilst roaming?

We do not recommend this as you may be charged extra for calling the access number while roaming abroad.

You can however select ‘Travel Mode’ from within the App settings which will restrict the App to making calls over Wi-Fi only. This can then be used connected to Wi-Fi* anywhere in the world (*Wi-Fi charges may apply).
Edited by: "AP-Deal" 30th Mar

buglawton

I found a 4 min outgoing cal in my iPhone 'recents' to a contact that the … I found a 4 min outgoing cal in my iPhone 'recents' to a contact that the app created called "Tesco International Calling". 03300010254. It coincided exactly with a call I made via the app itself. I assume it's because my phone could not find a wifi signal. Strange though, the Settings in the app give no hint that it'll use anything other than wifi or mobile data to make calls!



Same thing happened to me today when I tried to use the app to call a UK landline, it then dialed a 03300010254 number and call got connected(using my mobile minutes rather that data I suppose)...so I wonder how this will work when you are abroad..has anyone else got similar experience?

I found a 4 min outgoing cal in my iPhone 'recents' to a contact that the app created called "Tesco International Calling". 03300010254. It coincided exactly with a call I made via the app itself. I assume it's because my phone could not find a wifi signal. Strange though, the Settings in the app give no hint that it'll use anything other than wifi or mobile data to make calls!
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Free worldwide texts using the Tesco International Calling app
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So basically Tesco have an International Calling app on which you load credit and use it to make international calls and texts at Tesco rates. From time to time Tesco have run an … Read more

Heat from me.

However if someone is interested in FREE international calls from their landline or mobile then please have a look at my thread HERE.

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Website states "Send international texts for free until 30 April 2016" - … Website states "Send international texts for free until 30 April 2016" - am I missing something, hasn't this offer expired?



If only i could turn back the clock a whole year!

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Thanks OP. It's working.

Thanks OP, handy if this works.