BT Smart Talk, has anyone used it?

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  1. cydersyd

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    This is just an enquiry whether anyone has downloaded and used the Smart Talk system.

    BT claim that by signing up to this free app you can (while out of this country) call anywhere in the world for the price you would pay as if you were calling from your home phone.

    So, if you were on an anytime package with BT all your calls from your mobile, through this app would be free. As I understand it.

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  2. Phill D

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    i have it on my smart phone, have used it in France but you need to be hooked up to wifi to use it for free.
    you also have to opt in AND ALLOW YOUR HOME ROUTER ( WHICH IS A SPLIT ROUTER ) to be available for others in the scheme.

    have used it a few times in France only once could not get a line and i think that may have been something to do with the local wifi.
     
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    Thanks Phil D, I will bear that in mind.

    Perhaps we are the only two that have heard of it.

    Cydersyd.
     
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    Hi Sidersid

    Just to confirm that from experience the App works in that it will enable you to phone, whilst Wifi connected anywhere in the world, any UK landline and have the call charge added to your home landline billl at the same rate as would have applied if you had made the call at the same time from your home phone. So if you pick the right time the calls are free.

    I have experienced an occasion when the App would not work when attached to a particular Wifi but BT do indicate that this can happen.

    I think from 1st Jan they are including 60 free minutes per month for calls made using the App in the UK which could benefit those not on the Anytime tariff.

    You can have more than 1 phone associated to your account (up to 5 I think) which means that you could allow family and frends to keep in touch whilst away. Just remember all their calls are charged to your account.:Eeek:

    There is not a need to have your router available for others as this is not part of the Fon system.

    Doug
     
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    I used it in Holland & Germany, the quality of the wifi signal is critical to the quality of the communication on the phone. With one wifi signal the call receiver could not hear me but I could hear them.

    I opted into the fon system but my BT router is long gone so I do not provide a reciprocal service.
     
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    We have just signed up because it's also useful for making 0800 calls from your mobile.
    For making calls from France when on wifi try the Viber app. It's free and you can make free calls and send free texts when on wifi.
    Happy travelling - or dreaming of travelling. :BigGrin:
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    i have used viber results were ok but i thought the other person had to be on Viber also, i could be wrong.
     
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    For info. If you're making 0800 calls from your mobile phone you can use 0800 buster
    011-835-20800..
     
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    I have used it from Spain. Quality of connection seems to depend on strength of WiFi connection and it seems to have poor performance during peak call times (early evening etc). But if you are on BT free calls anytime tariff at home it is worth trying.
     
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    Thanks sdc77 can you explain the process please.

    Ring this number and then what?

    C.
     
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    This is the 0800buster web site which gives the info. http://www.0800buster.co.uk/

    Viber is between Phones,Tablets and computers with Viber on them. This looks useful as it is available via Wifi at any time of day and from anywhere including to mobiles. Costs nothing for your Family and Friends to download the App.

    Doug
     
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    Re Viber - it's true that the other person needs to have viber on their mobile too. It's a free app. It's the cheapest way to make mobile to mobile calls and BT best for calls to landlines in the UK.
    All we need is an excellent and cheap wifi access wherever we go outside of the UK ... not so easy!
     
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