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International call to Switzerland

jmd
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International call to Switzerland

I am on "anytime+" and have been trying to find out if Switzerland is one of the top 20 places I can call that is inclusive - but the help and support keeps directing you to call charges but that does not say anything about the included destinations!! Undecided
Can someone tell me please?
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Re: International call to Switzerland

link to price list and Switzerland isn't in the top 20
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jmd
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Re: International call to Switzerland

Well, yes I found that list but it does not make it clear as to which are inclusive!  in other words - it does not actually tell you that! Something needs making clear.........................
I find it quite irritating that you have to plough through several help and support pages, then load the call prices but this information should be listed under the "anytime+" product.
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Re: International call to Switzerland

I agree 100% - it was only because I knew where it was that I posted the link.
All we have is this statement in the product description
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300 minutes to top 20 international destinations (landlines only)
with no link to anywhere else.
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Re: International call to Switzerland

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Re: International call to Switzerland

If you need to call Switzerland, use telediscount http://www.telediscount.com/index2.php
Calls to Landlines are 2p per minute
jmd
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Re: International call to Switzerland

Oh that is useful - thanks Santiago - have you used that service with a Plusnet Homephone Anytime+ and you got billed correctly?
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Re: International call to Switzerland

You can get it for 0.5p per min see  : http://callchecker.moneysavingexpert.com/intcallchecker/switzerland
you can get a list of most countries there. We use it for Spain (BT landline though) and do get charged the 0.5p it's excellent.
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jmd
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Re: International call to Switzerland

I forgot about Martins finance page!  But would still like to know how using one of these is affected by being on Homephone anytimeplus - the access numbers begins with 0844
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Re: International call to Switzerland

I don't have Plusnet home phone. I have used telediscount for quite a while and it has been very reliable.
I have BT phone and when I use Telediscount the charges always appear correctly on the bill.
The thing I like is there is no account to set up and you don't have to buy credit in advance
Martin Lewis has lots of info on telephone discounts on his site http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/
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Re: International call to Switzerland

www.phonecheap.co.uk is only 0.5p per minute to Switzerland from a BT line. I suppose it all depends what PN charge to dial the 0844 200 98 98 number.
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Re: International call to Switzerland

Quote from: jmdlp
the access numbers begins with 0844

If you're talking about DialAround or PhoneCheap, they're access number starts with 0844 200 which, according to this page is a g22 call.  On BT these are charged at 0.5p/min inc.VAT (see this page of BT's price list).
On PN a g22 call is also charged at 0.5p/min inc. VAT, see the price list here.
As an aside, carrier override codes currently also work with PN.
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Re: International call to Switzerland

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As an aside, carrier override codes currently also work with PN.

Assuming you can register (if needed) with the carrier, without carrier pre-select  Huh (and of course that carrier doesn't incorrectly turn you off later on 🐵
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Re: International call to Switzerland

Carrier override doesn't need CPS.  It can be done on a per call basis. (It's called Indirect Access
For example I've got an account with Alpha Telecom.  You dial 1833 before you make a call and the call is routed over Alpha's network (and the cost is taken from a pre-pay balance).
You can route calls over BT, should you wish, by dialling 1280 before you dial the number - the cost will appear on your PN bill.
With CPS your calls are automatically routed over the carrier of your choice without the need for a four digit prefix.
It is true, however, that only BT are required to allow the use of indirect access codes.  PN are at liberty to block their use should they choose to.
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Re: International call to Switzerland

Could use PN Broadband phone. Calls to Switzerland are charged at 2.5ppm