Cheapest way to call mobiles internationally
July 16, 2010 10:19 AM   Subscribe

Hi my girlfriend is in australia for the next year. Skype is fantastic but I've been looking into the cheapest way to call her mobile from mine (UK, Virgin) So far the best I've found are these their 7.5p a min which is pretty cheap but I've had a dropped calls nad connection errors already. Does anyone know of any alternatives? Just to be clear i'm ringing from a UK mobile to an australian mobile. Also if anyone knows of a cheap way of doing the reverse Aussie mob - UK mob i would be very greatful. Thanks
posted by lpoulter to Human Relations (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If your phone is unlocked then try looking at a Lebara Mobile SIM as they offer low prices calls to many international locations.
posted by mr_silver at 10:35 AM on July 16, 2010

Sorry, meant to say "low priced calls" but this phone keyboard tried to be overly clever!
posted by mr_silver at 10:37 AM on July 16, 2010

I have used Sim4Travel when living abroad in the past, it basically would make your girlfriend have a UK number in Aus so you could call her at a local rate.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:10 AM on July 16, 2010

Skype just sent me an e/mail (today, as a matter of fact) telling me I now have a number (Skype To Go) I can use with my mobile phone to make international calls. you might want to check into that.
posted by HuronBob at 11:51 AM on July 16, 2010

You know you can run Skype app on some phones right?
posted by Not Supplied at 12:02 PM on July 16, 2010

Try They will give you a UK local number which will patch to her Australian mobile or landline number for pennies. You will be able to call her number using your minutes on virgin plus a very small per minute charge paid to by credit card.
posted by london302 at 12:04 PM on July 16, 2010

You can make free calls between the UK and Australia with Rebtel. It's one of those services that creates a local number for each of you. I've been using it to call Norway for free for several years now and love it.
posted by flod logic at 12:46 PM on July 16, 2010


Can be used from any phone, incl. cell
08004047784 access number
2Phone $0.0774 / min
2Mobile $0.2524 /min

Cheaper if you use VOIP ($0.029 / min)

Probably but it is more geeky. Dial in from a phone to DID and then dial out is also possible but I have not tried this option yet.
posted by yoyo_nyc at 10:06 AM on July 31, 2010

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