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Who do you use to make calls to Poland?

psycho13 - | 4  
4 Jun 2008 /  #31
Skype. Through the computer it is free. Also, with webcam the person that you are calling can also see you.
4 Jun 2008 /  #32
Have now paid BT £1 a month to get cheapish calls to Poland

If you pay BT £5 a month, then you can have free calls to many International destinations free for up to one hour. there is a long list on their web site. You can call anytime, as many times as you want but you have to ensure you are only on for less than an hour. You can hang up and redial again if you want to be on longer. This only applies landline to landline. It's pretty good if you call several countries on a regular basis.

Obviously, you need to be renting a BT line <goes without saying >

Liza 3 | 111  
4 Jun 2008 /  #33
Generally international calls are carried via the internet, whether you are using Skype or a standard telephone, so at peak times calls may be bad quality because more people are trying to share the connection. That said, when the quality is crap, it does annoy the bejesus out of you.

Charges all depend on whether you're a quick talker or a gossiper...

The billing methods are all roughly the same; per minute billing or fixed fee. You can do the premium rate numbers, phone cards (either by physical purchase or virtual card text message), Skype, or other VOIP product.

International sims can be cost effective, but if you also make a lot of UK calls, it can either work out expensive or fiddly if you have to keep swapping sims around. The per minute thing is usually ok, but if you don't keep an eye on your watch, you can get a nasty shock when the bill arrives the following month. You should be able to call Poland landlines for around 1p per minute, no matter what the method.

There's a phonecard called Pound Card by Telco Global (red with a gold pound card on the front), which gives unlimited talk time for 10p per call to a Polish landline. E.g. 1 pound = 10 calls. Try your corner shop, or email them to see where the cards are sold. If you are a gossiper, then this is going to the best bet - talk for an hour, and its less than .2 of a penny

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