Just in case anyone is monitoring this thread for options how to call abroad, I have signed up to powerVOIP - I WOULD *NOT* RECOMMEND - they are cheap (3p plus 0.6p/min approx), BUT shockingly they charge about 25% above face value for the credit!!! So I thought to try the next few on the search engine posted on page 1 - they are all from the same Luxembourg company & I don't fancy signing up to find that they do the same! I have now tried FreeVOIPdeal, also part of Dellamont SARL, who also charge above face value for their credit - approx 4% for CC & 6% for PayPal (compared to around 25% at sister company PowerVOIP). Call quality is excellent & the range of options great - you can use the browser on your mobile as a dialer and talk through the mobile, use a SIP phone (I got a cheap 2nd hand Gigaset off eBay), download an app (won't be trying) and for a connection fee of 3.5p plus the extra cost per minute of the 1st call (free if a UK landline) set it up to call number A and connect it to number B. i. e. Call aunt in UK & connect her to her brother in Australia! Whoop! EDIT: I found another very useful 'deal' for those going to Australia or with friends/family there, but it was rejected on here! Unfortunately having spent quite a bit of time typing it up, I have now lost access to the full text, but I'll give brief details; Australian pay & go service with 10GB data, unlimited calls/SMS/MMS within Australia & unlimited calls (standard landlines & mobiles) to 10 countries including the UK for AU$30 (approx £16.50) every 4 weeks (no commitment). Includes tethering too. See https://www.amaysim.com.au/plans/mobile-plans oh forgot to say found this via a great site called britishexpats.com, where the sim has been recommended for over 5 years.
Best way is what I’m using WhatsCall just collect credits and you get min
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Thanks for this. Got bit bill shock when I was calling ROI last week. But crazy this add-on does not come standard being free. Huge difference in costing.. Thanks
If you have a calling plan activated from PlusNet (landline) then you can call max 1000 minutes per month free of charge to over 70 countries via 0870 494 0750. It's a Service offered by these guys: www.makefreecalls.co.uk. If you have any questions, send them a message via their website.