Best way to make phone calls online from the UK?

by ShaunQ
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Hi everyone, I'm looking to make calls from my PC to UK mobiles.

I've done a little research, but services such as Skype and Google Voice are only available to US residents. There seems very little options for people from the UK. Ideally I'm looking to pay a monthly fee for unlimited calls.

What methods are UK users using to make calls?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaunQ
    Thanks for the response Blogger. As far as I could see the premium Skype service which offers you unlimited calls to mobiles isn't available here, unless I'm mistaken.

    The Voipfone service looks interesting. I like that you can choose your area code, so that you can target 'local' customers even if it isn't your area! The price seems quite expensive though, 12p per min to mobiles or 1000 minutes for £70. There must be a service in the UK that is cheaper than that!
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaunQ
    Apologies for the double post, but has anyone had experience using the service from Dialnow.com?

    I have no experience using VOIP so I am unsure which providers are trustworthy, but it claims calls are 0.1p per minute to UK mobiles. It does say that after a certain amount of minutes they reserve the right to charge the default rate, but there is no mention of how many minutes, or what the default rate is.

    I also saw voipcheap.co.uk offered UK mobile calls for 2p per minute, which is very reasonable. Again, I have little clue of whether this service is credible, if anyone has experience with either of these I'd be very interested to hear about it.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Niks24
    Skype runs ok in UK As I normally using skype for calling in UK.
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  • Profile picture of the author mayankgangwal
    Skype is good as i used in USA it seems cheaper to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    I believe the Unlimited phone calls from Skype to UK is not applicable to mobile phones, it is limited to land line. Atleast that was the last time I checked it. I am not sure if it has changed today.
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    • Profile picture of the author kvnkane
      just get a contract mobile phone, i use mine for cold calling along with a bluetooth headset. i pay something like £40 for unlimited calls. i also phone mobiles by the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaunQ
    Thanks everyone, Skype is a good price for landlines in the UK, but for mobile phone calls it is 17p which seems really expensive. I would have thought anyone making a large amount of calls would be looking for a much cheaper rate than this?
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  • Profile picture of the author zuhaib1111
    You all talking about call rates and calling service but any one can tell me about phone/cell directory
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  • Profile picture of the author DesmondTan
    Originally Posted by dennis797 View Post

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to make calls from my PC to UK mobiles.

    I've done a little research, but services such as Skype and Google Voice are only available to US residents. There seems very little options for people from the UK. Ideally I'm looking to pay a monthly fee for unlimited calls.

    What methods are UK users using to make calls?

    Thanks
    are you sure? i thought skype is worldwide? how about rebtel then ?
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