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Swiss mobile to uk mobile

It might sound like an oddish question and one to which im guessing there is no no-cost solution, but its worth asking.

Im off to uni in the UK next week but my girlfriend will be here, i was wondering if there is any free or cheap way using UK mobile companies or something that she can call me for free or i can call her for free using our mobiles.

We both have swiss Orange phones at the moment and get 30mins free calling to any network mobile or fixnet in swiss, europe or USA. but was wondering if there as anything we can do for free or cheap calls after that runs out? perhaps any UK companies that would offer a good rate or perhaps free calls to just one number?
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Re: Swiss mobile to uk mobile

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You surely have wireless internet connection at your uni campus and where you'll be living.
And your girlfriend will probably have that too at her place.

That would be perfect for using Skype :P
There are Skype mobile phones out there for around 300 francs or so, and I've even heard of ways to run Skype on your ordinary mobile phone.
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Re: Swiss mobile to uk mobile

we'll be able to use skype, was just thinking for convience of if either of us are out and about and want to call each other, although i recon for that the 30mins of orange that she will have should be enough.
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we'll be able to use skype, was just thinking for convience of if either of us are out and about and want to call each other, although i recon for that the 30mins of orange that she will have should be enough.
hey dude, she is Swiss, so making an appointment for a telephone call will be nothing out of the ordinary ...
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hey dude, she is Swiss, so making an appointment for a telephone call will be nothing out of the ordinary ...
she isnt swiss actually.
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Re: Swiss mobile to uk mobile

From the UK you could use one of the companies such as the ones on the following webpages (if necessary, in conjuction with free minutes from your UK mobile network):
http://www.deeplake.com/freecalls/
http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/

To be honest, I'm a bit concerned when I use these companies because I really don't understand why they would offer such a service. But, hey, I never had a problem and it works...
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Re: Swiss mobile to uk mobile

If you have access to a landline over there at all, I recommend you try out this web site. You put in her number and it phones you back on the landline to connect you. Landline to landline are free for certain countries and I am pretty sure that includes UK and Switzerland.

www.voipdiscount.com
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Re: Swiss mobile to uk mobile

Look into voipbuster or any of the dozens of VOIP providers. most of them now allow you to call in using your cell and then pay only VOIP rates, which are mostly as good as free.

I have deisgnated the call in number as one of my 3 'free to call' numbers with Orange, and it is simply brilliant! ... well, until Orange wisens up and puts a stop to it (at which time I will surely raise hell .. )
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Re: Swiss mobile to uk mobile

thanks to all of you who posted, gonna look into alot of those to see which is best. really greatfull for your replies. i found that O2 have an international call bolton for the pay as you go, where calls from UK mobile to Swiss mobile is around 25p/min which i thought is pretty good. and 7p/min to a landline.
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