All of us need to call abroad at one time or the other. It may be a business call, telephone to our friend or relative or some other emergent communication for which we have to make use of international calls. Sometimes our mobile phone bills seem to become a burden on our pockets because of the heavy roaming charges due to the overseas calls.
Following tips may prove their worth in calling across the borders at reduced rates including cheap calls to France:
Ø Work out – Sending a roaming text may sound well rather than making a phone call that may cost more.
Ø Voicemail – This is another cheaper mode of international calls. The phone can be used for diverting incoming calls to voicemail that also saves lot of money on international calls.
Ø Add-on: Buying a mobile roaming add-on or roaming bundle can be useful in cutting down the foreign calls charges by about ten to ninety percent. The reduction depends upon the mobile phone network and the destination of call.
Ø Local PAYG Sim – This is also a viable method for the ones that usually work in foreign lands. Known as pay-as-you-go mobile Sim Card; this system works wonders. The local mobile calls would be reduced to great extent. Virgin, a renowned provider is one of the cheapest modes for making roaming calls at reduced rates. The Vodafone clients are able to sign up to its free Vodafone Passport add-on for getting lower call rates in many areas of Australia, Europe and New Zealand.
Ø Calls through provider – Many of these noble providers facilitate cheap international tariff that can be bolted on to the prevailing contract. Additional costs to the monthly bill can be reduced in a big way with regular international calls. Bolt-ons including Vodafone’s Data Traveler facilitate to the pay-as-you-go clients 25MB of data for £2/day. But this may not be your exact requirement on holidays as a small quantum of 25MB may suffice for making about 750 15-line emails.
Ø Foreign calls through specialist operators – Those interested in using mobile phones for making calls against reduced rates including cheap calls to France may approach Lycamobile or Lebara. They are the people that facilitate cheapest overseas calls. They provide basic Sim-only deals.
The International Favourites’ plan offered by O2 is useful as under
a. Fifty hours for three nominated international landline numbers against £10 per month.
b. Fifty hours for three nominated international landline numbers in addition to 200 minutes to five nominated international mobile numbers against £20 a month.
It may be noted that a Call Me phone number is provided along with the above two options. It is an additional facility in the shape of a local phone number that is facilitated in one of the forty two nations for giving the same to unlimited number of family members and friends in that country.
Other means of making cheap international calls include Skype and free messenger apps etc that facilitate the same at reduced rates. The choice is yours that depends upon the service provider and destination of a call.