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how to call back to the UK cheap from Thailand

Post by kris » May 6, 2020, 3:37 pm

whats the best and cheapest way to call the UK from Thailand on a Thai mobile?



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Post by bluejets » May 7, 2020, 6:24 am

My wife calls from Aus to Thailand for free via LINE on the internet.

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Post by Doodoo » May 7, 2020, 6:30 am

Skype is also free with Video and audio
Facebook is also available

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Post by sometimewoodworker » May 7, 2020, 6:35 am

kris wrote:
May 6, 2020, 3:37 pm
whats the best and cheapest way to call the UK from Thailand on a Thai mobile?
If you have a smartphone and are calling a uk landline the Skype is about $0.023 mobile phones are $0.01 per minute

There are many free app to app services; line, Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom Are a few
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Post by minimiglia » May 7, 2020, 7:46 am

use messanger via facebook FREE

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Post by Marcosteffano » May 7, 2020, 8:03 am

Use the number and ad a 9 or 8 or 7 or 6 in the pre fix.for instance for the uk.0044 9 then the number.

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Post by kris » May 9, 2020, 9:23 am

Marcosteffano wrote:
May 7, 2020, 8:03 am
Use the number and ad a 9 or 8 or 7 or 6 in the pre fix.for instance for the uk.0044 9 then the number.
thx man.. yeah I think thats the way to do it

(problem is i need to call my bank and its an 0845 number.. you can`t call these numbers with skype etc unless you have credit $$$ in skype)

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Post by kris » May 9, 2020, 9:27 am

Marcosteffano wrote:
May 7, 2020, 8:03 am
Use the number and ad a 9 or 8 or 7 or 6 in the pre fix.for instance for the uk.0044 9 then the number.
right yeah.. I have to call a bank and its a 0845 number so skype etc doesn`t work (unless u have credit in skype)
I think you are correct with those pre-fixes.. i knew it was something like that but had forgotten the order of the nos

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Post by sometimewoodworker » May 9, 2020, 10:58 am

kris wrote:
May 9, 2020, 9:23 am
Marcosteffano wrote:
May 7, 2020, 8:03 am
Use the number and ad a 9 or 8 or 7 or 6 in the pre fix.for instance for the uk.0044 9 then the number.
thx man.. yeah I think thats the way to do it

(problem is i need to call my bank and its an 0845 number.. you can`t call these numbers with skype etc unless you have credit $$$ in skype)
You can not call to any phones (just possibly a free call is ok) with Skype unless you have credit or a calling plan
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Post by samster » May 9, 2020, 4:12 pm

Dont think you can call 0845 numbers from abroad or, if you can it is expensive. Most banks and other institutions have an alternative "normal" number to call when out if the country. It's worth checking.

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Post by mickojak » May 9, 2020, 4:15 pm

Use "Yolla"
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Post by Wee Jimmy » May 9, 2020, 4:32 pm

Get a call card from CAT telecom. Or 009 44 and omit the zero on the code you want.

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Post by sometimewoodworker » May 9, 2020, 4:59 pm

samster wrote:
May 9, 2020, 4:12 pm
Dont think you can call 0845 numbers from abroad or, if you can it is expensive. Most banks and other institutions have an alternative "normal" number to call when out if the country. It's worth checking.
You certainly can call them, the prices are as shown above. A bit more than mobiles and around 5 X the cost of a landline.
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Post by minimiglia » May 9, 2020, 5:06 pm

As I have already told you , use messenger on Facebook, FREE

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Post by fdimike » May 9, 2020, 8:22 pm

My wife and I have used a CAT phonenet card for about 15 years now to call back to the states and elsewhere. It will work from both a land line as well as your mobile phone and it will not eat up your mobile phone time. I'm a touring cyclist (bicycle) for about 12 years and my wife has used our phone net card to stay in touch with me no matter what country I happen to be in. It works on toll numbers as well as toll free numbers. Rarely have we had a problem with a poor connection. CAT Phonenet calling cards are available at the CAT Telephone office corner of Udon Dutsadi Rd (road to Nong Khai) and Wattana Nuwong Rd (road which runs from the train station to Tung Sri Mung).
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Post by sometimewoodworker » May 9, 2020, 8:44 pm

minimiglia wrote:
May 9, 2020, 5:06 pm
As I have already told you , use messenger on Facebook, FREE
That doesn’t work to call a phone number POTS or mobile, only for computers, or app to app.

There are many services that allow the kind of free communication without involving Farcebook.
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Post by minimiglia » May 10, 2020, 7:18 am

Yes it does and you only need messenger not facebook, I us it all the time too easy and FREE

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Re: how to call back to the UK cheap from Thailand

Post by joudon » May 10, 2020, 7:33 am

I have used skype on my laptop and samsung galaxy. I can call landlines and mobiles worldwide. It is just a couple of pence a minute.
Very good when calling banks etc when they put you on hold.

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Post by sometimewoodworker » May 10, 2020, 7:48 am

minimiglia wrote:
May 10, 2020, 7:18 am
Yes it does and you only need messenger not facebook, I us it all the time too easy and FREE
As a minimum it requires a farcebook account to log on so that is not correct.
How often do you call someone with a POTS number?

If you are calling to smartphones that doesn’t count if they have messager or farcebook on them.

I remain to be convinced that Farcebook is paying for your telephone calls, if you’re calling into the POTS system or to a telephone like mine then someone is paying.

Can you call a Thai number for free, it should be possible as they cost less than a U.K. call?
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Re: how to call back to the UK cheap from Thailand

Post by sometimewoodworker » May 10, 2020, 7:53 am

joudon wrote:
May 10, 2020, 7:33 am
I have used skype on my laptop and samsung galaxy. I can call landlines and mobiles worldwide. It is just a couple of pence a minute.
Very good when calling banks etc when they put you on hold.
The call quality is also usually very good and calls to U.K. landlines are ฿44.4 per hour but calls to mobiles are ฿194 per hour
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