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Old 25.04.2009, 19:55
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Anyone know the best mobile network for swiss to uk calls?

Hi,

I suppose the title already asks the question!

As I won't know anyone over there (for a short while) I don't suppose I'll be using my upcoming new mobile for too many local calls, but I will be keeping in contact with friends/family in the UK.

Does anyone know which network would be best for this?

Many thanks!
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Old 25.04.2009, 22:51
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Re: Anyone know the best mobile network for swiss to uk calls?

We use Skype, calls to landline in the Uk are really cheap its 0.020 to make calls to landlines and 0.236 to make them to mobiles. If your family have internet in the UK, making skype to skype calls is free. Also you can set up skype so the out going number is displayed as your own mobile number, as opposed to some random number. We find it works for us, and I haven't been able to find cheaper rates using mobiles.
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Old 25.04.2009, 23:03
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Lebra is pretty cheap, 9rp a minute to Australia fixed lines, about 15rp per minute mobile to mobile. You just have to find a phone that is not sim locked.....
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Old 25.04.2009, 23:19
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Re: Anyone know the best mobile network for swiss to uk calls?

Have a local UK number in Switzerland by getting a Tesco Internet phone. We pay GBP 5 / month for landline calls up to 60 minutes in duration. Easy to set up. See Tesco Internet Phone in Switzerland (UK phone here in CH)
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Sounds perfect!!! Thanks!
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Re: Anyone know the best mobile network for swiss to uk calls?

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Hi,

I suppose the title already asks the question!

As I won't know anyone over there (for a short while) I don't suppose I'll be using my upcoming new mobile for too many local calls, but I will be keeping in contact with friends/family in the UK.

Does anyone know which network would be best for this?
The Optima tarifs on Orange allow you to use inclusive minutes and texts to European numbers, including mobiles.
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Re: Anyone know the best mobile network for swiss to uk calls?

i would suggest VOIPWISE...its has free calling to landlines in Europe and US
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Old 27.04.2009, 11:11
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Does anyone know which network would be best for this?
Orange - they charge calls to the EU and the US at the same rate as Swiss domestic calls. Also, as somebody already pointed out: you can use your included minutes for calls to the EU

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Orange - they charge calls to the EU and the US at the same rate as Swiss domestic calls. Also, as somebody already pointed out: you can use your included minutes for calls to the EU

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... which is a huge rip off (35 to 45 rappen a minute), when there are other ways to call UK for 2 to 5 rappen a minute.
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... which is a huge rip off (35 to 45 rappen a minute), when there are other ways to call UK for 2 to 5 rappen a minute.
... from a mobile phone as the OP asked?
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... which is a huge rip off (35 to 45 rappen a minute), when there are other ways to call UK for 2 to 5 rappen a minute.
we're talking mobile here. Of course, if your phone supports skype and your provider doesn't block VoIP and you have a reasonably large data volume included, that's a cheaper.
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