Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Call2call callthrough access numbers and rates for January 2011

Hi everyone,

Call2call are currently showing as cheapest or equal cheapest in our database for the following destinations:
Angola mobile, Austria mobile, Bahrain, Bahrain mobile, Belgium mobile,
Cape Verde mobile, Costa Rica mobile, Denmark mobile, Dominica,
Egypt, Egypt mobile, Eritrea mobile, Estonia mobile, Honduras mobile
Iran mobile, Jamaica, Kenya mobile, Laos, Lithuania mobile, Macao mobile,
Malta mobile, Mexico mobile, Namibia mobile, Norway mobile, Paraguay mobile,
Portugal mobile, Qatar, Russia mobile, Slovak Republic mobile, South Africa mobile,
South Korea, Spain mobile, Sweden mobile, Syria, Syria mobile, Trinidad & Tobago.

The rate of 5.1 pence per minute to several UK mobile networks is also good, and their rate of 1.5 pence per minute to India (landline and mobile) is excellent.

See below for our full list of Call2call callthrough access numbers and rates for January 2011, including VAT at the new level (20%).

Best wishes from ourfavouritecompanies.com
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For these callthrough rates,  calls are charged at the indicated price from a BT residential line. 
BT apply a call set-up fee of 11.5 pence for each call made. 
Other network operators' charges may vary.
You can check rates from BT landlines using BT's document
The price of calls to Specialised Numbers from BT Fixed Lines
You must have the bill-payer's permission before using any of the services or callthrough access numbers listed on our pages.

Full list of Call2call access numbers and rates for January 2011


Afghanistan Fixed 15.3p per minute via access number 0911-5520137
Afghanistan Mobile 15.3p per minute via access number 0911-5520137
Afghanistan Mobile-Areeba 15.3p per minute via access number 0911-5520137
Afghanistan Mobile-Roshan 15.3p per minute via access number 0911-5520137
Albania Fixed 3.1p per minute via access number 0844-4300137
Albania Mobile 15.3p per minute via access number 0911-5520137
Algeria Fixed 4.1p per minute via access number 0844-9090137
Algeria Mobile 10.2p per minute via access number 0871-9900137
Algeria Mobile-Orascom 20.4p per minute via access number 0911-2250137
Algeria Mobile-Wataniya 20.4p per minute via access number 0911-2250137
Andorra Fixed 1.5p per minute via access number 0844-3030137
Andorra Mobile 10.2p per minute via access number 0871-9900137
Angola Fixed 6.1p per minute via access number 0871-6060137
Angola Mobile 7.1p per minute via access number 0871-7710137
Anguilla Fixed 15.3p per minute via access number 0911-5520137
Antigua Barbuda Fixed 9.2p per minute via access number 0871-3310137
Antigua Barbuda Mobile 9.2p per minute via access number 0871-3310137
Argentina Fixed 1.0p per minute via access number 0844-6050137
Argentina Mobile 7.1p per minute via access number 0871-7710137
Armenia Fixed 6.1p per minute via access number 0871-6060137
Armenia Mobile 10.2p per minute via access number 0871-9900137
Aruba Fixed 5.1p per minute via access number 0844-5550137
Aruba Mobile 15.3p per minute via access number 0911-5520137
Australia Fixed 1.0p per minute via access number 0844-6050137
Australia Mobile 6.1p per minute via access number 0871-6060137
Austria Fixed 1.0p per minute via access number 0844-6050137
Austria Mobile 3.1p per minute via access number 0844-4300137
Austria-Special-Freephone 25.5p per minute via access number 0911-1480137
Austria-Special-PNS 5.1p per minute via access number 0844-5550137
Austria-Special-PRS 30.6p per minute via access number 0911-2350137
Austria-Special-Shared Cost 2.0p per minute via access number 0844-7990137
Azerbaijan Fixed 15.3p per minute via access number 0911-5520137
Azerbaijan Mobile 20.4p per minute via access number 0911-2250137

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Latest additions to our site

Hi everyone,
  • We have now added our Call2call access rates into our UK to UK database. (They give good rates for calling many UK mobiles from BT landlines.)
  • Call18866 are now also back in our database. Previously there was a problem with their rates file, but currently they are using the same rates for either of their access numbers 0808 170 77 88 or 020 81 803 803, according to the document  http://www.call18866.co.uk/printer_version_mobiles.php
Best wishes from ourfavouritecompanies.com
http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/
http://ofcnews.blogspot.com/

Where we quote callthrough rates, we believe (based on the web pages of the companies we list) that calls are charged at the indicated price from a BT residential line. BT apply a call set-up fee of 11.5 pence for each call made. 
Other network operators' charges may vary.
You can check rates from BT landlines using BT's document
The price of calls to Specialised Numbers from BT Fixed Lines
You must have the bill-payer's permission before using any of the services or callthrough access numbers listed on our pages.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Additional wording on our site

For information, we have recently added in the following wording at various key places on our site.

Where we quote callthrough rates, calls are charged at the indicated price from a BT residential line. BT apply a call set-up fee of 11.5 pence for each call made. Other network operators' charges may vary.

Best wishes from ourfavouritecompanies.com
http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/
http://ofcnews.blogspot.com/

VAT corrections

Using a simple and possibly imperfect hack, we hope that our site is now showing more accurate figures which take into account the change in VAT. 
Essentially, if our scripts believe that the new VAT level has not been applied to a particular callthrough rate, then we have automatically multiplied the callthrough rate by (120/117.5) and then rounded to one decimal place.
If you spot anything that looks wrong, please let us know.
Best wishes from ourfavouritecompanies.com

Increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20%

See below for a message from Call2call regarding the effect of the increase in VAT on our callthrough access rates from BT landlines. Note that for our own Call2call access numbers, XXXX should be replaced by 0137.

It appears that many of the Callthrough companies in our database have not yet implemented these changes, and so you should treat any callthrough rates shown as 15p, 20p, 25p etc. with suspicion. We may have to modify our software to automatically correct these rates if the callthrough companies do not fix this themselves.

You may find it useful to look at BT's pricing information online. In particular (when last checked) the current prices of calls to the specialized numbers used by call-through companies (typically beginning with 08 or 09) are available in the pdf document The price of calls to Specialised Numbers from BT Fixed Lines
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Message from Call2Call follows
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Please note that due to the increase in the VAT rate to 20%, that became effective on the 4th January, the advertised rate of some of the access numbers has to change. (Please refer to the help note from the regulator that details these changes that can be found here http://phonepayplus.newsweaver.co.uk/qqy3dnnt06f16xbj26bm9e?email=true).

The 15p 0911 552 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 15.3p numbers.
The 20p 0911 225 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 20.4p numbers.
The 25p 0911 148 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 25.5p numbers.
The 30p 0911 235 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 30.6p numbers.
The 35p 0911 157 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 35.7p numbers.
The 40p 0911 245 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 40.9p numbers.
The 45p 0911 257 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 46p numbers.
The 50p 0911 167 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 51.1p numbers.
The 60p 0911 176 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 61.3p numbers.
The 75p 0911 180 XXXX number range must now be advertised as 76.6p numbers.

The prompts for these number ranges have been changed to reflect this price change.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Cheap calls to India

The cheapest rates to India currently showing on the OFC site are 1 ppm to India landlines and 0.9 ppm to mobile phones.
See http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/Peak/phone-rates/India.shtml
and
http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/Peak/phone-rates/Indiamobile.shtml
However, we would like to put in a good word for our own Call2call-provided access number, 0844-3030137
That access number currently allows you to call India landline and mobile, as well as a number of other destinations, for 1.5 pence per minute. And, in addition to you benefitting from Call2call's high quality and reliable service, OFC will earn some commission!
See
for the current list of destinations and rates available using our Call2call access numbers.

Best wishes from ourfavouritecompanies.com
http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/
http://ofcnews.blogspot.com/

You must have the bill-payer's permission before using any of the services or callthrough access numbers listed on our pages.
The rates we quote are based on the information provided by the companies in our database at the time of writing, and are for calls from BT landlines in the UK to ordinary landlines UNLESS mobile phones are specified.
If you are not calling from a BT landline, you should check with your own service provider for the prices of calls to the access numbers we list.