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Who do you use to make calls to Poland?


Smokeyone 17 | 62  
22 Apr 2008 /  #1
Hello

I use a 18866 dialing code to make cheap calls abroad and have also tried the 0840 prefix system but they often give me grief. Of course BT works each time but at vast expense.

Any suggestions for a reliable service to call landlines in Poland please.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
22 Apr 2008 /  #2
I use the 0844 numbers given on the international call checker on moneysavingexpert.com at the moment, I call 0844 200 9898 and then dial the landline number in Poland - costs 0.5p a min.
irishdeano 5 | 304  
22 Apr 2008 /  #3
i use lebara moblie costs 9p min to ring from moblie to polish moblie
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
22 Apr 2008 /  #4
So far this morning I have tried
18866
18185
0844 200 9595
0844 838 4840

All my calls are to firms in Poland, would that make a difference....
Just tried 0844 200 9898 - I did dial 0048 - and the message said I would like to call the UK...........
Frank 23 | 1,183  
22 Apr 2008 /  #5
I have used another company, 18185, just google this number, plus there is another thread on this...they do texts for 1 p to Poland, mobile to mobile in Poland/or to UK 6p a min, not sure of landline.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
22 Apr 2008 /  #6
Just tried 0844 200 9898 - I did dial 0048 - and the message said I would like to call the UK...........

Really? I called a publisher there this morning and used that number, and it worked.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
22 Apr 2008 /  #7
Just tried 18185 again, message half a pence per minute then high pitched whine...
18185 0048 33 49xx xxx

Am I missing something because I have just telephoned via BT and got through straight away....0048 33 49xx xxx
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
22 Apr 2008 /  #8
what kind of landline do you have? or are you calling from a mobile?
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
22 Apr 2008 /  #9
Ordinary BT landline....just used 18866 to call a mobile in Poland and it worked fine but still no luck with several different landlines...

Just an update, still cannot get the cheap numbers to work to office direct numbers in Poland but strange I managed to get through okay to office fax machines and private numbers. Makes me think it is something to do with office telephone systems....
lowfunk99 10 | 397  
22 Apr 2008 /  #10
I use a phone card to call Poland from the US. It costs me 2-3 cents per minute.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
22 Apr 2008 /  #11
Have you tried to call a business number in poland with it....
sausage 19 | 777  
22 Apr 2008 /  #12
I use Skype's "to go" service, this is good if you call the same number regularly. What I do is use my landline phone to dial a special UK number which connects to my beloved's landline in Poland. It seems to be more reliable and clearer than ringing direct...
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
22 Apr 2008 /  #13
I just called a hotel using 0844....I am seriously tempted to come round to your house to sort out the problem.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
23 Apr 2008 /  #14
I'll put the kettle on !!

So far two tourist offices & two travel agencies & a bus company....no luck
However, one hotel, one travel agency fax, one bus company fax & mobiles okay

For any telephone experts..is there a Polish telephone system that does not like
re-direct calls/0844 etc
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
23 Apr 2008 /  #15
This number I used to call the Polish Ministry of Justice, and it worked like a dream:
0844 861 25 25
- it's 1p per minute and has never let me down in three years. Enjoy! :-)
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
23 Apr 2008 /  #16
Just tried to make a call.....
welcome to telesavers....
info and finish by pressing the hash button
dialed the number
0048 33 49 xxxxx
one moment please

still just the sound of static after minutes

Am I unlucky..........
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
23 Apr 2008 /  #17
Keep trying several times. The line isn't always good, but it works in the long run.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
24 Apr 2008 /  #18
I did after I posted on the forum but still did not get through.
With other cheap numbers I sometimes received a message saying
that I had dialed an incorrect number - please check and try again
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
24 Apr 2008 /  #19
Ooooh guess what happend to me this morning?? Just tried to call a business number in Poland using the 0844 and I got the same :)
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
24 Apr 2008 /  #20
I don't know then... :-(
I can't say the service I got was seamless, but I did get through any time I needed to call - sooner or later, but still did.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
24 Apr 2008 /  #21
I am beginning to think it might be something to do with telecomm systems in offices but still find it odd that when I tried to fax to the same office it worked first time. Do office telecomm systems in buildings have a different set up for faxes rather than voice phone chat.....

I am now at the stage where I am trying to mobile numbers because that would still be cheaper on a 0844 type number than BT's overpriced landline.....
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
24 Apr 2008 /  #22
How about two yoghurt pots and a very long piece of string?

Smokeyone - are you calling from an office? If you are, that might be the reason that you have some problems.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
25 Apr 2008 /  #23
I am calling from home....
Just checked my BT bill online and "oh blimey"..........
Must solve the mystery...

How did you get through in the end....
lowfunk99 10 | 397  
26 Apr 2008 /  #24
I have only called a few English teaching schools but it has worked.
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
27 Apr 2008 /  #25
Any other suggested cheap call systems besides
the 18866 or 0844 type.......................
walterburgess - | 2  
8 May 2008 /  #26
I use free-international-calls-on-mobiles.com

For poland and estonia it is 1p a min . Good rate and good quality. I like it

I text TXT2TALK to 80556 and get credit to make calls to Estonia
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
8 May 2008 /  #27
1p is absolutely fantastic but its not quite 'free-international-calls-on-mobiles'

what do they charge for calls to trading standards?
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
12 May 2008 /  #28
What do you use to make calls to Poland?

Two cans connected to a very long string!
groovyg 2 | 66  
1 Jun 2008 /  #29
voipdiscount.com
OP Smokeyone 17 | 62  
4 Jun 2008 /  #30
Have now paid BT £1 a month to get cheapish calls to Poland rather when the other providers do not work.
Wonder if London Chick (see above post) got through to her problem number!

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