10 Quick Tips about Making International Calls

12th September 2016

If you want to make regular international phone calls to your friends and family who live in another country, you will know that it can sometimes be difficult to work out which provider to choose and how to get the most calling time for your money. Planet Numbers is on hand with some actionable advice to help you spend more quality calling time with your loved ones without the stress.Cheap international calls

1. Don’t use your mobile operator

As tempting as it may be to call overseas like you would any other call, the chances are that your network operator will be expensive, so avoid making direct calls from your mobile.

2. Get PIN-Less Dialling

PIN-less dialling means that you don’t need to enter a pin every time you make a call, making it easier for you to get in touch with your loved ones right away.

3. Don’t use Skype

Although using a free online tool such as Skype sounds good, the downside is that both parties need to be online for the call to be free, and mobile data can be quickly eaten up on an audio call.

4. Take advantage of Planet Numbers

Using a service such as Planet Numbers, which can offer cheap international phone calls from as little as 1p per minute, is the best way to save money on your international phone calls. You can, for example, call the USA for just 1.5p per minute, and Australia for just 2p per minute.

5. Avoid peak times

Some operators charge more during peak times, or the line could be weaker, so avoid calling during busy periods when possible. (of course though, Planet Numbers don’t charge a premium for making calls during peak times!)

6. Call an 0845 number to make your calls free

If your landline operator offers inclusive 0845 numbers, then you can make free international calls to 100’s of countries by taking advantage of the Planet Numbers 0845 access number.

7. Plan your calls in advance

Dealing with different time zones can be difficult when calling your family, so arrange your calls in advance to make sure everybody is available – and awake!

8. Get your family involved

Catching up with your loved ones should be a special occasion, so get your family involved in the process. That way, you’ll also make fewer calls and save money in the long run.

9. Pay in advance

With Planet Numbers, you can pay for your phone calls in advance and avoid unwanted overspending. Set yourself a reasonable budget and you won’t be able to exceed your limit.

10. Don’t forget to call on time

Although planning your calls in advance should offer a gentle reminder for your phone calls, we recommend setting up a reminder on your phone so you know exactly when to call.

By following our top tips for making cheap international phone calls, you should be able to save money and enjoy more calling time with your friends and family. If you require any assistance or have any questions about the services we offer at Planet Numbers, we recommend getting in touch with a member of our team who will be able to offer assistance.

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