Friday, 29 April 2011

BT price changes

Hi everyone,
See below for an announcement from BT, quoted from BT's page http://www.calls.bt.com/pricechanges/
We THINK that we have successfully updated our site to take these changes into account ... but let us know if you spot anything that we have missed!

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

BT message follows:

Changes to our prices in April 2011

Standard Line Rental

On 28 April 2011, our standard line rental charge increased from £13.60 to £13.90 a month (£40.80 to £41.70 a quarter). If you already get the online billing discount, you'll still receive a discount of £1.25 a month (£3.75 a quarter) on the above prices (this discount is no longer available to new customers). These changes to our standard line rental charge won't affect you if you're on BT Basic, or if you have BT Line Rental Saver.

Call set-up fee

On 28 April 2011, the call set-up fee for calls from landlines not included in your Calling Plan increased from 11.5p to 12.5p per call. BT Broadband Talk calls not included in your Calling Plan have also increased by the same amount. 

Call set-up fees don't apply to:
  • Weekend calls included in the Unlimited Weekend Plan
  • Evening and weekend calls included in the Unlimited Evening & Weekend Plan or the BT Broadband Talk Evening & Weekend Plan
  • Anytime calls included in the Unlimited Anytime Plan or the BT Broadband Talk Anytime Plan
  • Calls to Freephone services or other inclusive calls not mentioned above
  • BT Basic customers

Daytime UK Calls

On 28 April 2011, the cost of UK landline calls made during the daytime increased from 7.0p a minute to 7.6p a minute. These changes won't affect calls of up to an hour made with the Unlimited Anytime Calling Plan or if you're on BT Basic.

Unlimited Anytime Calling Plan

You'll be pleased to know that we have reduced the price of the Unlimited Anytime Calling Plan. On 28 April 2011, the price reduced from £5.00 to £4.70 a month. With the Unlimited Anytime Plan you get unlimited calls to UK landlines and 0845/0870 numbers at any time of the day. You can avoid the price increase to call set-up fee and daytime pence per minute charge by signing up to this plan. This is because the set up fee and daytime pence per minute increase will only affect calls that are not part of your calling plan.


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 12.5 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.

Ratebuster rates

We have now resolved an issue with the Ratebuster rates (which had failed to update on our site since February).
See below for their rates, at the time of writing, as shown on the page http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/OffPeak/phone-rates/ratebuster.shtml

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 12.5 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.
Where Ratebuster (callthrough) has the cheapest rate in our database
to the given country, the rate is shown in red. 
Click on the name of any country to see all off-peak rate
call rates in our database to that country

Afghanistan 18.4pAfghanistan mobile 18.4pAlbania 6.1pAlbania mobile 13.3p
Algeria 8.2pAlgeria mobile 9.2pAndorra 3.1pAndorra mobile 13.3p
Angola 9.2pAngola mobile 15.3pAnguilla 9.2pAnguilla mobile 10.2p
Argentina 1pArgentina mobile 4.1pArmenia 3.1pArmenia mobile 13.3p
Australia 1pAustralia mobile 5.1pAustria 1pAustria mobile 7.1p
Azerbaijan 9.2pAzerbaijan mobile 10.2pBahamas 3.1pBahamas mobile 3.1p
Bahrain 8.2pBahrain mobile 8.2pBangladesh 2pBangladesh mobile 2p
Barbados 8.2pBarbados mobile 10.2pBelarus 13.3pBelarus mobile 13.3p
Belgium 2pBelgium mobile 13.3pBelize 9.2pBelize mobile 18.4p
Benin 13.3pBenin mobile 13.3pBermuda 5.1pBermuda mobile 5.1p
Bhutan 9.2pBhutan mobile 9.2pBolivia 7.1pBolivia mobile 7.1p
Bosnia-Herzegovina 9.2pBosnia-Herzegovina mobile 15.3pBotswana 6.1pBotswana mobile 13.3p
Brazil 2pBrazil mobile 6.1pBrunei 3.1pBrunei mobile 4.1p
Bulgaria 3.1pBulgaria mobile 15.3pBurkina Faso 10.2pBurkina Faso mobile 18.4p
Burundi 5.1pBurundi mobile 5.1pCambodia 10.2pCambodia mobile 10.2p
Cameroon 13.3pCameroon mobile 9.2pCanada 1pCanada mobile 1p
Cape Verde 15.3pCape Verde mobile 15.3pCayman Islands 7.1pCayman Islands mobile 7.1p
Central African Republic 6.1pCentral African Republic mobile 6.1pChad 13.3pChad mobile 10.2p
Chile 2pChile mobile 5.1pChina 1pChina mobile 1p
Columbia 2pColumbia mobile 6.1pCosta Rica 4.1pCosta Rica mobile 4.1p
Croatia 3.1pCroatia mobile 13.3pCuba 40.9pCuba mobile 61.3p
Cyprus 2pCyprus mobile 4.1pCzech Republic 2pCzech Republic mobile 10.2p
Denmark 2pDenmark mobile 13.3pDiego Garcia 40.9pDiego Garcia mobile 40.9p
Djibouti 20.4pDjibouti mobile 20.4pDominica 7.1pDominica mobile 15.3p
Dominican Republic 5.1pDominican Republic mobile 8.2pEast Timor 35.7pEast Timor mobile 35.7p
Ecuador 7.1pEcuador mobile 13.3pEgypt 10.2pEgypt mobile 9.2p
El Salvador 7.1pEl Salvador mobile 7.1pEquatorial Guinea 13.3pEquatorial Guinea mobile 13.3p
Eritrea 15.3pEritrea mobile 15.3pEstonia 2pEstonia mobile 18.4p
Ethiopia 15.3pEthiopia mobile 18.4pFiji 15.3pFiji mobile 18.4p
Finland 3.1pFinland mobile 8.2pFrance 1pFrance mobile 8.2p
Gabon 5.1pGabon mobile 5.1pGambia 18.4pGambia mobile 18.4p
Georgia 4.1pGeorgia mobile 9.2pGermany 1pGermany mobile 8.2p
Ghana 5.1pGhana mobile 8.2pGreece 2pGreece mobile 10.2p
Greenland 25.5pGreenland mobile 35.7pGrenada 8.2pGrenada mobile 13.3p
Guadeloupe 3.1pGuadeloupe mobile 18.4pGuam 2pGuam mobile 2p
Guatemala 7.1pGuatemala mobile 7.1pGuinea 7.1pGuinea mobile 9.2p
Guinea-Bissau 35.7pGuinea-Bissau mobile 30.6pGuyana 18.4pGuyana mobile 18.4p
Haiti 13.3pHaiti mobile 13.3pHonduras 15.3pHonduras mobile 18.4p
Hong Kong 1pHong Kong mobile 1pHungary 1pHungary mobile 7.1p
Iceland 2pIceland mobile 15.3pIndia 1pIndia mobile 1p
Indonesia 5.1pIndonesia mobile 8.2pIran 7.1pIran mobile 8.2p
Iraq 3.1pIraq mobile 6.1pIreland 1pIreland mobile 13.3p
Israel 1pIsrael mobile 5.1pItaly 1pItaly mobile 13.3p
Ivory Coast 8.2pIvory Coast mobile 10.2pJamaica 5.1pJamaica mobile 13.3p
Japan 2pJapan mobile 6.1pJordan 7.1pJordan mobile 7.1p
Kazakhstan 7.1pKazakhstan mobile 9.2pKenya 7.1pKenya mobile 7.1p
Kiribati 35.7pKiribati mobile 35.7pKuwait 6.1pKuwait mobile 6.1p
Kyrgyzstan 5.1pKyrgyzstan mobile 7.1pLaos 5.1pLaos mobile 6.1p
Latvia 5.1pLatvia mobile 10.2pLebanon 8.2pLebanon mobile 13.3p
Lesotho 13.3pLesotho mobile 15.3pLiberia 13.3pLiberia mobile 15.3p
Libya 13.3pLibya mobile 13.3pLiechtenstein 3.1pLiechtenstein mobile 15.3p
Lithuania 5.1pLithuania mobile 13.3pLuxembourg 2pLuxembourg mobile 13.3p
Macao 3.1pMacao mobile 3.1pMacedonia 7.1pMacedonia mobile 18.4p
Madagascar 13.3pMadagascar mobile 13.3pMalawi 8.2pMalawi mobile 8.2p
Malaysia 1pMalaysia mobile 2pMaldives 13.3pMaldives mobile 18.4p
Mali 15.3pMali mobile 7.1pMalta 6.1pMalta mobile 20.4p
Mauritania 15.3pMauritania mobile 15.3pMauritius 4.1pMauritius mobile 10.2p
Mexico 4.1pMexico mobile 13.3pMicronesia 20.4pMicronesia mobile 20.4p
Moldova 7.1pMoldova mobile 13.3pMonaco 2pMonaco mobile 13.3p
Mongolia 6.1pMongolia mobile 3.1pMontserrat 8.2pMontserrat mobile 10.2p
Morocco 13.3pMorocco mobile 15.3pMozambique 8.2pMozambique mobile 9.2p
Namibia 6.1pNamibia mobile 15.3pNepal 13.3pNepal mobile 18.4p
Netherlands 1pNetherlands mobile 13.3pNetherlands Antilles 7.1pNew Caledonia 18.4p
New Caledonia mobile 15.3pNew Zealand 1pNew Zealand mobile 13.3pNicaragua 9.2p
Nicaragua mobile 13.3pNiger 8.2pNiger mobile 7.1pNigeria 5.1p
Nigeria mobile 5.1pNorth Korea 40.9pNorth Korea mobile 40.9pNorway 1p
Norway mobile 13.3pOman 13.3pOman mobile 13.3pPakistan 3.1p
Pakistan mobile 3.1pPanama 3.1pPanama mobile 8.2pPapua New Guinea 35.7p
Papua New Guinea mobile 30.6pParaguay 7.1pParaguay mobile 8.2pPeru 4.1p
Peru mobile 15.3pPhilippines 7.1pPhilippines mobile 8.2pPoland 1p
Poland mobile 6.1pPortugal 2pPortugal mobile 13.3pQatar 18.4p
Qatar mobile 15.3pRomania 2pRomania mobile 3.1pRussia 3.1p
Russia mobile 3.1pRwanda 7.1pRwanda mobile 7.1pSan Marino 2p
San Marino mobile 3.1pSaudi Arabia 6.1pSaudi Arabia mobile 13.3pSenegal 9.2p
Senegal mobile 13.3pSerbia 5.1pSerbia mobile 15.3pSeychelles 8.2p
Seychelles mobile 8.2pSierra Leone 8.2pSierra Leone mobile 13.3pSingapore 1p
Singapore mobile 1pSlovak Republic 4.1pSlovak Republic mobile 13.3pSlovenia 3.1p
Slovenia mobile 15.3pSomalia 30.6pSomalia mobile 30.6pSouth Africa 2p
South Africa mobile 8.2pSouth Korea 2pSouth Korea mobile 4.1pSpain 1p
Spain mobile 9.2pSri Lanka 7.1pSri Lanka mobile 7.1pSudan 9.2p
Sudan mobile 9.2pSuriname 13.3pSuriname mobile 13.3pSwaziland 7.1p
Swaziland mobile 7.1pSweden 2pSweden mobile 9.2pSwitzerland 2p
Switzerland mobile 15.3pSyria 13.3pSyria mobile 15.3pTaiwan 2p
Taiwan mobile 5.1pTajikistan 7.1pTajikistan mobile 10.2pTanzania 8.2p
Tanzania mobile 10.2pThailand 1pThailand mobile 1pTogo 7.1p
Togo mobile 9.2pTonga 13.3pTonga mobile 15.3pTrinidad & Tobago 3.1p
Trinidad & Tobago mobile 6.1pTunisia 13.3pTunisia mobile 18.4pTurkey 4.1p
Turkey mobile 10.2pTurkmenistan 8.2pTurkmenistan mobile 8.2pTurks and Caicos 8.2p
Turks and Caicos mobile 8.2pTuvalu 35.7pTuvalu mobile 30.6pUSA 1p
USA mobile 1pUganda 6.1pUganda mobile 7.1pUkraine 6.1p
Ukraine mobile 7.1pUnited Arab Emirates 9.2pUnited Arab Emirates mobile 9.2pUruguay 5.1p
Uruguay mobile 13.3pUzbekistan 5.1pUzbekistan mobile 6.1pVatican City 2p
Vatican City mobile 2pVenezuela 3.1pVenezuela mobile 9.2pVietnam 10.2p
Vietnam mobile 13.3pYemen 10.2pYemen mobile 10.2pZambia 4.1p
Zambia mobile 8.2pZimbabwe 4.1pZimbabwe mobile 10.2p

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Planet Talk Instant rates

Hi everyone,
We have now added Planet Talk Instant to our database.
See http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/OffPeak/phone-rates/planettalk.shtml for their current rates.
As you can see, they have a large number of cheapest or equal cheapest rates showing. We already mentioned some of the impressive ones. See below for more!

 
We have also set up a dedicated Planet Talk Instant page at 
http://www.ourfavouritecompanies.com/planet-talk.shtml 
with a full set of destinations, rates and access numbers. This has a larger set of destinations, and includes specific cities and mobile networks. 
 

These rates are automatically updated four times per day.
Senegal is temporarily missing, as I am waiting for a reply to a query on the rates to Senegal.


See below for a copy of their rates at the time of writing: rates shown in red are currently the cheapest or equal cheapest in our database.

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.

Where Planet Talk Instant (callthrough) has the cheapest rate in our database
to the given country, the rate is shown in red. 
Click on the name of any country to see all off-peak rate
call rates in our database to that country

Afghanistan 10.2pAfghanistan mobile 10.2pAlbania 2pAlbania mobile 13.3p
Algeria 8.2pAlgeria mobile 18.4pAndorra 2pAndorra mobile 10.2p
Angola 5.1pAngola mobile 9.2pAnguilla 6.1pArgentina 1p
Argentina mobile 6.1pArmenia 4.1pArmenia mobile 7.1pAustralia 1p
Australia mobile 6.1pAustria 2pAustria mobile 10.2pAzerbaijan 6.1p
Azerbaijan mobile 15.3pBahamas 2pBahrain 2pBahrain mobile 4.1p
Bangladesh 2pBangladesh mobile 2pBarbados 3.1pBarbados mobile 9.2p
Belarus 10.2pBelarus mobile 9.2pBelgium 2pBelgium mobile 10.2p
Belize 10.2pBelize mobile 10.2pBenin 4.1pBenin mobile 10.2p
Bermuda 3.1pBhutan 7.1pBolivia 5.1pBolivia mobile 5.1p
Bosnia-Herzegovina 7.1pBosnia-Herzegovina mobile 10.2pBotswana 6.1pBotswana mobile 8.2p
Brazil 2pBrazil mobile 5.1pBrunei 2pBrunei mobile 2p
Bulgaria 2pBulgaria mobile 10.2pBurkina Faso 13.3pBurkina Faso mobile 13.3p
Burundi 9.2pBurundi mobile 9.2pCambodia 4.1pCambodia mobile 4.1p
Cameroon 4.1pCameroon mobile 13.3pCanada 0.5pCape Verde 9.2p
Cape Verde mobile 18.4pCayman Islands 9.2pCayman Islands mobile 7.1pCentral African Republic 10.2p
Chad 8.2pChad mobile 6.1pChile 2pChile mobile 6.1p
China 0.5pChina mobile 0.5pColumbia 3.1pColumbia mobile 4.1p
Costa Rica 3.1pCosta Rica mobile 3.1pCroatia 2pCroatia mobile 10.2p
Cyprus 3.1pCyprus mobile 2pCzech Republic 2pCzech Republic mobile 8.2p
Denmark 2pDenmark mobile 9.2pDominica 9.2pDominica mobile 8.2p
Dominican Republic 5.1pDominican Republic mobile 5.1pEcuador 5.1pEcuador mobile 9.2p
Egypt 6.1pEgypt mobile 4.1pEl Salvador 5.1pEl Salvador mobile 6.1p
Eritrea 18.4pEstonia 2pEstonia mobile 9.2pEthiopia 13.3p
Ethiopia mobile 15.3pFiji 10.2pFiji mobile 10.2pFinland 2p
Finland mobile 6.1pFrance 1pFrance mobile 10.2pGabon 4.1p
Gabon mobile 4.1pGambia 18.4pGambia mobile 18.4pGeorgia 5.1p
Georgia mobile 6.1pGermany 1pGermany mobile 10.2pGhana 5.1p
Ghana mobile 10.2pGreece 2pGreece mobile 7.1pGrenada 10.2p
Guadeloupe 2pGuadeloupe mobile 15.3pGuam 0.5pGuatemala 5.1p
Guatemala mobile 5.1pGuinea 8.2pGuinea mobile 10.2pGuyana 15.3p
Guyana mobile 18.4pHaiti 10.2pHaiti mobile 10.2pHonduras 6.1p
Honduras mobile 10.2pHong Kong 0.5pHong Kong mobile 0.5pHungary 1p
Hungary mobile 9.2pIceland 8.2pIceland mobile 10.2pIndia 0.5p
India mobile 0.5pIndonesia 4.1pIndonesia mobile 5.1pIran 4.1p
Iran mobile 4.1pIraq 4.1pIraq mobile 5.1pIreland 1p
Ireland mobile 8.2pIsrael 4.1pIsrael mobile 4.1pItaly 2p
Italy mobile 10.2pIvory Coast 7.1pIvory Coast mobile 8.2pJamaica 5.1p
Jamaica mobile 8.2pJapan 2pJapan mobile 5.1pJordan 4.1p
Jordan mobile 4.1pKazakhstan 4.1pKazakhstan mobile 6.1pKenya 5.1p
Kenya mobile 6.1pKuwait 5.1pKuwait mobile 5.1pKyrgyzstan 5.1p
Kyrgyzstan mobile 5.1pLaos 3.1pLaos mobile 3.1pLatvia 8.2p
Latvia mobile 8.2pLebanon 4.1pLebanon mobile 8.2pLesotho 8.2p
Lesotho mobile 13.3pLiberia 10.2pLiberia mobile 10.2pLibya 15.3p
Libya mobile 15.3pLithuania 3.1pLithuania mobile 7.1pLuxembourg 1p
Luxembourg mobile 9.2pMacao 5.1pMacao mobile 5.1pMacedonia 7.1p
Macedonia mobile 18.4pMadagascar 7.1pMadagascar mobile 10.2pMalawi 7.1p
Malawi mobile 4.1pMalaysia 1pMalaysia mobile 2pMaldives 10.2p
Mali 8.2pMali mobile 10.2pMalta 3.1pMalta mobile 10.2p
Mauritania 9.2pMauritius 9.2pMauritius mobile 9.2pMexico 4.1p
Mexico mobile 7.1pMicronesia 2pMoldova 5.1pMoldova mobile 8.2p
Monaco 2pMonaco mobile 10.2pMongolia 9.2pMontserrat 6.1p
Montserrat mobile 10.2pMorocco 7.1pMorocco mobile 15.3pMozambique 5.1p
Mozambique mobile 9.2pNamibia 4.1pNamibia mobile 10.2pNepal 7.1p
Nepal mobile 10.2pNetherlands 1pNetherlands mobile 10.2pNetherlands Antilles 5.1p
New Caledonia 10.2pNew Caledonia mobile 10.2pNew Zealand 1pNew Zealand mobile 8.2p
Nicaragua 8.2pNicaragua mobile 15.3pNiger 7.1pNiger mobile 6.1p
Nigeria 4.1pNigeria mobile 7.1pNorway 4.1pNorway mobile 10.2p
Oman 8.2pOman mobile 10.2pPakistan 3.1pPakistan mobile 3.1p
Panama 1pPanama mobile 6.1pParaguay 4.1pParaguay mobile 5.1p
Peru 4.1pPeru mobile 6.1pPhilippines 5.1pPhilippines mobile 8.2p
Poland 1pPoland mobile 4.1pPortugal 1pPortugal mobile 9.2p
Qatar 9.2pQatar mobile 9.2pRomania 2pRomania mobile 5.1p
Russia 4.1pRussia mobile 2pRwanda 5.1pRwanda mobile 5.1p
San Marino 2pSan Marino mobile 2pSaudi Arabia 5.1pSaudi Arabia mobile 6.1p
Serbia 5.1pSerbia mobile 15.3pSeychelles 4.1pSeychelles mobile 4.1p
Sierra Leone 18.4pSierra Leone mobile 18.4pSingapore 0.5pSingapore mobile 0.5p
Slovak Republic 2pSlovak Republic mobile 10.2pSlovenia 3.1pSlovenia mobile 18.4p
Somalia 10.2pSouth Africa 3.1pSouth Africa mobile 6.1pSouth Korea 2p
South Korea mobile 3.1pSpain 2pSpain mobile 10.2pSri Lanka 5.1p
Sri Lanka mobile 5.1pSudan 5.1pSudan mobile 6.1pSuriname 10.2p
Suriname mobile 10.2pSwaziland 9.2pSweden 2pSweden mobile 5.1p
Switzerland 1pSwitzerland mobile 10.2pSyria 7.1pSyria mobile 9.2p
Taiwan 1pTaiwan mobile 4.1pTanzania 10.2pTanzania mobile 10.2p
Thailand 0.5pThailand mobile 0.5pTogo 10.2pTogo mobile 7.1p
Tonga 7.1pTonga mobile 18.4pTrinidad & Tobago 6.1pTrinidad & Tobago mobile 6.1p
Tunisia 9.2pTunisia mobile 18.4pTurkey 2pTurkey mobile 8.2p
Turkmenistan 5.1pTuvalu 3.1pUSA 0.5pUganda 5.1p
Uganda mobile 6.1pUkraine 4.1pUkraine mobile 6.1pUnited Arab Emirates 7.1p
United Arab Emirates mobile 7.1pUruguay 4.1pUruguay mobile 4.1pUzbekistan 4.1p
Uzbekistan mobile 3.1pVatican City 1pVenezuela 2pVenezuela mobile 5.1p
Vietnam 5.1pVietnam mobile 4.1pYemen 7.1pYemen mobile 7.1p
Zambia 3.1pZambia mobile 9.2pZimbabwe 3.1pZimbabwe mobile 18.4p