Phoning UK from France

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    Am off to France on Wednesday and although I rarely need to phone home my traveling companion would like to phone home regularly,so which is the cheapest way to do it.
    I seem to remember France telecom used to sell phone cards,but don't know if this is the cheapest way.
     
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    Have a great trip Dave.

    Be honest you know its to phone me really :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Skype and maccy D's maybe?
     
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    get a card there Dave,. a pay as you go one works out cheaper.

    It cost me a fortune when I rang several funsters in the middle of the night pissed up when skiing. My bill was £108 as opposed to £30.... (uesd a little internet as well) :Eeek:

    Still, it was good to talk.:Rofl1:
     
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    If your with Vodafone they do a Passport which means to make a call costs 75p and thats it. The time comes off your inclusive minutes. So If I make an hour long call from France or a 2 minute call it costs 75p

    Not sure about other providers, they probably have a similar offer that you can subscribe to before you go.
     
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    I would use my Skypeout account and a wi-fi hotspot (McDees)

    approx cost 0.01p a minute to landlines anywhere in the world...

    JJ
     
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    That sounds good JJ,I have a skype acc,will I have to put credit onto it or how does it work when phoning non skype numbers.
     
  7. madbluemad

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    I have a Vodaphone Passport account and use this for texts. I use Skype at WIFI hotspots (like Mc D's) or campsite free WIFI points.

    There is a fee for phoning somebody from your Skype to their mobile or landline but I believe the fees are very reasonable.

    You can get the call costs from Skype.

    Jim
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    Hi Dave hope you have a great time and the weather is nice for you :RollEyes:
     
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    Viber similar to Skype only better if you have an iphone and wifi
    free texts as well :thumb::thumb:
     
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    yes Dave, you need to put credit to your account...easy online job but a minimum of £10
    none expiring providing you dial a number at least once every 6 months. otherwise you lose the lot after 6 months

    on the skype 'dashboard' simply dial the number you want, including the country and area code, and thats it.

    i had a need to ring abbey from san fransisco....20 min skype call = 17p :Eeek:
     
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