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UK phone/broadband package with free international calls

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Rattitude Mon 13-May-13 15:56:36

Fibre broadband has now arrived in my area (North West of England) so I want to upgrade my phone/broadband package.

However, I need to be able to add a phone package which includes free international calls (to main European destinations such as France, Germany and Spain).

BT has an add-on but it is restricted to 600 min which would not be enough. PlusNet has an add-on for 300 min only. Talk Talk only offers 500 min.

Anybody calling abroad frequently from the UK who would recommend their package?

chloeb2002 Mon 13-May-13 20:02:52


Rattitude Mon 13-May-13 20:06:45

Thanks, Chloe. I do Skype with some people but for some, it is not suitable, so I really need a phone-based alternative.

specialsubject Mon 13-May-13 20:45:54

any reason not to use skype credit? 1p a minute last time I used it. You use skype to their phone.

peppapigmustdie Mon 13-May-13 20:50:34

Post Office give free calls at weekends to those places included in the basic package.

Rattitude Mon 13-May-13 22:41:10

Thanks, Peppa and Special.

I used to use Skype a lot before I got a package with Tiscali. I am probably old-fashioned but I much prefer to use a phone blush. Having said that, the Skype connection regularly dropped which was extremely irritating. That probably would happen less frequently these days.

Re the Post Office deal, I don't think they offer fibre broadband, which is the point of upgrading. I also need unlimited access 24/7 rather than just being restricted to weekends.

stitchinline Tue 14-May-13 08:17:21

We have sky - unlimited calls to about 20 countries - each call is limited to 60 min but you can call as many times as you like.

Rattitude Tue 14-May-13 10:49:51

Thanks, Stitch. I also came across the Sky offer last night.

It looks like it might be the only provider offering unlimited calls.... unless somebody has another company to suggest....?

Hazeydays Mon 27-May-13 22:19:59

if its any use I know that 02 mobile can do add ons at a really good rate to Europe, (dh has family in hollland). we use that as I found that easier and cheaper than trying to get it all in the one deal!


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WowOoo Fri 28-Mar-14 18:04:40

I use FaceTime for international calls. It's free and fantastic.
Skype started trying to charge me so I cancelled it. Do you have an iPhone?

PossumPoo Fri 28-Mar-14 22:05:33

We are with Sky too. I need good, unlimited Internet for work also so works well with the international calls too.

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