Summary:- if you own a phone for which you use the o2 mobile network, you have several options for making international calls. O2 call rates burn a bit of a hole in your pocket compared to the other providers such as sim card providers and others. Here are some really good options you should consider using on your o2 phone for making cheap international calls.
If you own an android phone or an iphone and you use the Orange mobile network, international calls is likely an issue for you. Here we will discuss how O2 plans the international call rates and when they are not the best options for making international calls.
Making international calls with O2
To make a fair case for o2, they have made some serious attempts at making international calling through their service a lot more easier and practical. So now there is no differences in the rates during the day or night or off peak hours.
What they are also offering is a monthly subscription service for £5 per month which really decreases the calling charges for the countries you want to call.
Some of the popular countries and their rates with o2 are below,
COUNTRY O2 PAY&GO O2 PAY MONTHLY INTERNATIONAL CALL SUBSCRIPTION
INDIA £1.50 per min £1.00 per min 1.5 p
PAKISTAN £1.50 per min £1.00 per min 8 p
BANGLADES £1.50 per min £1.00 per min 4 p
NEPAL £1.50 per min £1.00 per min 16 – 19 p
EGYPT £1.50 per min £1.00 per min 7 p
NIGERIA £1.50 per min £1.00 per min 8 p
So if you were to take the international call subscription package with O2 then it certainly will come out cheaper in the longer run. However how do these prices compare with the other international calling service providers who you can use from your O2 device.
Alternatives you have which you can use on your o2 handset.
You are not bound to only use o2 for making international calls, even if your handset is locked to o2. You can use the internet via Wi-Fi , 3g or 4g and with that you can access several international calling providers. Some of them may even provider really cheap services, much cheaper compared to o2.
Here are certain options that you should consider.
– If you phone is not locked to your o2 provider then you can use an extra sim card to make cheap international calls. So when you want to call your family in India, Pakistan or anywhere in the world, you can do so by using this additional sim on your phone.
– The other option you have is to use apps provided by popular services like Rebtel and Skype which allow you to make international calls using their app.
– What arguably may be the best, simplest and cheapest is to use a service which is versatile and allows you to make calls using your phone, your computer and even your tablet. So even if you were to run out of minutes on your phone you can make international calls with their service using their app. And when you don’t have internet you can use your phone minutes. Simplecall is such a provider which allows you to make really cheap international calls using your landlines, smartphones and even your computer.
Compared to o2 call rates the rates provided by sim card providers or top up providers and apps is low , and you save a lot especially when you use a service provider like simplecall which has a service for making calls using your smartphone using your minutes and even the internet. Their lower prices for many popular international destinations saves a lot
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