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Calling a UK landline from Thailand


gojuken

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Hi folks,

 

Can anyone please tell me how to make a cheap call to the UK from ;

 

1. A mobile. 

 

2. A hotel landline. 

 

The rate per minute would be much appreciated. 

 

Thank you you very much. 

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Check with your mobile phone network provider, they all have a webpage that shows codes and rates to a certain country. They have standard rates (full bandwidth cellular network) and special rates (using IP telephony/internet).

 

Here is the DTAC page

 

https://www.dtac.co.th/en/idd.html

 

Hotels are unknown as they can add on top.

 

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For the mobile, there's so many apps to choose from that allow free international calls; Line, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, FaceTime, etc.

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I use voipdiscount, they are cheap. Quality is not always perfect but most of the time it's good enough, especially for landlines. If you need to key in digits like when you ring customer service it also works.

Landline calls are free and calls to mobile cost 15 pence

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3 hours ago, wobblyjohn said:

I always used 007

As far as I know the 007 has been shut down after CAT/ToT merger.

009 should be used instead.

It's 7 Baht/min from mobile to UK landline.

https://www.cattelecom.com/uploads/files/CAT 009 til DEC 18.pdf

 

As others write: check the service number of the mobile provider (AIS, DTAC, True).

AIS 00500 is 5 Baht/min.

 

 

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4 hours ago, gojuken said:

2. A hotel landline. 

From a hotel landline.

Guess it will hard to get a specific answer to that, just "very expensive".

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3 hours ago, wobblyjohn said:

I always used 007 but here is the AIS site

 

AIS 00500
https://www.ais.th/00500/en/premium.html

AIS 005 or 003. You will have to check your providers website. You can also buy packages.

 

eg. For dialing a UK  number with the above AIS codes would be:

00344(0)xxxxxxxxxx You would drop the zero in brackets.

 

 Or with 005:    00544(0)xxxxxxxxxx

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If Skype works from your mobile, that's the way to go.  Get a minimal phone account with Skype (say $5) and you can phone any landline or any mobile from anywhere in the world TO anywhere in the world.

 

$5 lasts me a year or more, but then I am male and don't use phones very much....

 

I use my laptop not mobile to make the calls.

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3 hours ago, marcho said:

 

Like a few others have said. Skype is the way to go, but only to Landlines, its dirt cheap. To Mobiles the price is high, same as AIS etc.

 

If you use a VPN to put your phone in the UK then isn't Skype cheap to mobiles (and the non-geographic 0345 numbers) as well?

 

PH

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23 hours ago, eyup said:

Skype. easy peasy and cheap as chips

Yes  totally agree with eyio .. call from Skype you can dial a mobile and landline just need to have some credit or take advantage of the Microsoft 365 package deal if you have it. Skype is my default international. Use it all the time to call my bank . You can also use any caller ID number you want just edit settings.

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Dial the area or city code first, followed by the phone number. If you are calling a landline in London in the UK from Thailand, for example, you would dial: 001-44-20-7946-0772.

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2 minutes ago, MrJ2U said:

Dial the area or city code first, followed by the phone number. If you are calling a landline in London in the UK from Thailand, for example, you would dial: 001-44-20-7946-0772.

That will sure work but the most expensive option.

Really worth trying the cheaper options (009, 00500, ...) first.

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Not sure about landlines but i can no longer do uk calls (from Thai mobile)

using 0044 I now have to use 00644 .maybe they have changed it

the lady from directory enquiries told my niece this

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Even better:

 

If you have internet connection/access on your phone, other devices:

 

- Install LINE or VIBER in your smartphone, super easy and takes 2 or 3 seconds. LINE can also be installed on your PC or notebook. Not sure about VIBER.

 

- Tell you relies/friends in the UK to also install LINE or VIBER.

 

- Use the normal local phone number to start a call, other party accepts you into their friends list.

 

All calls, SMS and videochat calls are free. 

 

Connection can be anywhere in the world as long as internet is automatic in your device. 

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15 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

That will sure work but the most expensive option.

Really worth trying the cheaper options (009, 00500, ...) first.

Good advise.

 

In the US and Canada they have this cool little gadget called "Magic Jack".

 

You can call home for free.

 

Great dealing with banks,etc, when they put you on hold.  I wonder if theres something similar in the UK?

 

It would work if both parties had a magic Jack no matter where in the world you were as long as you had WiFi.

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, marcho said:

 

Like a few others have said. Skype is the way to go, but only to Landlines, its dirt cheap. To Mobiles the price is high, same as AIS etc.

 

Its not just landlines that are cheap with skype.

If its a regular thing,  with the monthly subscription you can call mobiles as well.

5 GBP a month 400 minutes. (good for landline and mobile but not for premium, etc).

So look at it if you have to make long calls regularly to UK mobiles.

More of my family, relatives and friends are on Whatsapp now the last year so I am likely to discontinue soon. 

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1 hour ago, KC 71 said:

Not sure about landlines but i can no longer do uk calls (from Thai mobile)

using 0044 I now have to use 00644 .maybe they have changed it

the lady from directory enquiries told my niece this

That code is for Truemove, 5 baht a minute to a landline, 7 baht to a mobile.

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On 8/16/2021 at 11:08 AM, tezzaaa said:

I use voipdiscount, they are cheap. Quality is not always perfect but most of the time it's good enough, especially for landlines. If you need to key in digits like when you ring customer service it also works.

Landline calls are free and calls to mobile cost 15 pence

Only free for 120 days then you have to top up again

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3 hours ago, scorecard said:

Even better:

 

If you have internet connection/access on your phone, other devices:

 

- Install LINE or VIBER in your smartphone, super easy and takes 2 or 3 seconds. LINE can also be installed on your PC or notebook. Not sure about VIBER.

 

- Tell you relies/friends in the UK to also install LINE or VIBER.

 

- Use the normal local phone number to start a call, other party accepts you into their friends list.

 

All calls, SMS and videochat calls are free. 

 

Connection can be anywhere in the world as long as internet is automatic in your device. 

How do you call a landline from the Line app?

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