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Re: International Call

Post by LIVIDZX » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:02 pm

Cheers guys, I'll get a metfone sim and try with the 168 code. I've no idea why I was getting shafted so hard by smart, I mean on their site they say you can call UK for 7 cent per minute. But also they seem to have different prices for different 'zones' and some UK codes are listed under $1 a minute so the number I was trying to call must be one of them.
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Re: International Call

Post by pczz » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:06 am

cautious colin wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:45 am
pczz wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:44 am
cautious colin wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:44 am
pczz wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:00 am
LIVIDZX wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:03 pm


Thanks Mish - I don't have a smart phone right now to try those latter options however, but you're not sure on a place I could use a landline for a lot less per minute than the obscene >$1 per min via smart I'm getting charged right now? I've spent around $25 in phone credit and it's eaten up so quickly that I've barely been put through to speak to a rep after inputting my details... it's driving me mad.
I am lost here. Smart do not charge $1 a minute. I use Metfone. You do not need a prefix. Just buy a sim card at metfone for $1, top it up. It is supposed tobe $0.07c per minute to uk. In reality, and i cannot tell you why, it costs less than that. 30 minutes to my uk bank only took $1.50 from my balance
Metfone is 15c per min unless prefixed with 168, then is either 3c per min or 4c per min depending if you pay the monthly 10c fee
No it is not. that is out of date byb at least 12 months. Go to metfone office and ask. no prefix is needed anymore
Really? That's good, wished they'd update there website then
no prefix call to Uk cost me $1.50 for about 40 minutes. Really pissed me off because i had topped up phone $10 expecting it to be more :-) TBF I cannot make sesne of it recently. 3 long calls this summer each cost different amount
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Re: International Call

Post by LIVIDZX » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:47 pm

Well I tried getting a metfone sim, activated 168 promo. Put in $2 credit, it ran out and I got cut off in around 45 seconds before I could get past automated responses to speak to someone, tried a different number for same bank - exact same problem. WTF is going on?

These are the two numbers I called - both are for HSBC bank in UK.

+44 3457 404 404
+44 1226 261 010
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Re: International Call

Post by cautious colin » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:10 pm

LIVIDZX wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Well I tried getting a metfone sim, activated 168 promo. Put in $2 credit, it ran out and I got cut off in around 45 seconds before I could get past automated responses to speak to someone, tried a different number for same bank - exact same problem. WTF is going on?

These are the two numbers I called - both are for HSBC bank in UK.

+44 3457 404 404
+44 1226 261 010
Did you call +44 3457 404 404 or 16844 3457 404 404?
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Re: International Call

Post by LIVIDZX » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:25 pm

cautious colin wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:10 pm
LIVIDZX wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:47 pm
Well I tried getting a metfone sim, activated 168 promo. Put in $2 credit, it ran out and I got cut off in around 45 seconds before I could get past automated responses to speak to someone, tried a different number for same bank - exact same problem. WTF is going on?

These are the two numbers I called - both are for HSBC bank in UK.

+44 3457 404 404
+44 1226 261 010
Did you call +44 3457 404 404 or 16844 3457 404 404?
Yes I used the 168 prefix when calling both numbers.
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