Cheap and best rates for international calls from the UK

Cheap international calls from the UK

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International SIM

Lots of countries, but sadly several European countries not included.

O2

UK & International Bundles: Inclusive minutes to over 40 destinations. Just choose your bundle and top up the right amount to get your allowance. It will last for a month and renew automatically if there is enough credit.

Currently starts at 10£/month.

Vodafone

There are a few plans on offer for people who are on a pay monthly plan.

On Pay as you go there is an option to add a “Vodafone International” plan.

Add Vodafone International to your Pay as you go plan free, and make calls abroad from as little as 2p a minute. To get this Extra, simply text INTERNATIONAL to 2345 free from your Vodafone mobile. To opt out, you can text STOPINTERNATIONAL to 2345.

Lebara

A range of international plans are available.

Vectone

A range of international plans are available starting at £ 5 per month for 150 minutes.

Many mobile providers operate on a rolling contract basis.

 

Problems

Some overseas government agencies have local access numbers for their residents. Unfortunately when calling these numbers from abroad, as part of an international plan you may be cut off. The number is not available. This can be quite an issue for students and expats who want to talk to an agency of their home country.