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13-09-2020, 15:54   #1
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Tesco Calling Card

Just heard Tesco Calling Card is being discontinued.
mainly use it for State and UK. Any Alternative recommendations?
No whats app or viper!
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13-09-2020, 16:34   #2
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This market is all but dead - I think Swiftcall are still going but there's not much online about rates etc.

SkypeOut is an option to call actual phone numbers if you have a PC or any grade of smartphone; call quality will (usually) be superior too.
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Three offer 200 minutes for €10 as an add on to any bill pay plan.

It can be a one off addition too.
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15-09-2020, 20:42   #4
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I need one also for a neighbour who is near 90 years young and only has L. line.
I did pick up a Swiftcall solo voucher from PO today but as L1011 said nothing anywhere about rates. we shall see how it goes.


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why no viber or WhatsApp you can use both on phone or computer get the other party to download some broadband plans include free calls to usa and uk you could try skype
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I use keepcalling.com 1c/minute.
It has pinless dialling and speed dialling which are very handy.
WhatsApp etc aren't that popular in the US
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thanks for info on keepcalling.com but we are trying to avoid signing up for accounts etc.

With tesco call card you just have to dial access number, enter pin and your chatting at 1c p/min.
I just got Swiftcall solo voucher, same system but its charging 5 c per min.


and a friend who was trying to help presented me with a Lyca voucher....not realizing that it seems you have to get a new sim for your mobile (which we dont use for our intl calls), etc. i would have some reservations about that . does your number change? , can you return to your old O87 sim if needed with no problem etc...

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...no smart phones here!!!!
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17-09-2020, 21:04   #9
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With Lyca, you change to the network - you keep your number, but you can't just swap back to your old network.

Dual SIM phones exist, but are rather more complicated - its very easy to accidentally make a call on the "wrong" network. And they're all smartphones of some description.
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17-09-2020, 21:19   #10
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Thank you mod, that is really helpful to know. you might have saved me and a friend from a world of pain there. Very much appreciated.
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thanks for info on keepcalling.com but we are trying to avoid signing up for accounts etc.

With tesco call card you just have to dial access number, enter pin and your chatting at 1c p/min.
I just got Swiftcall solo voucher, same system but its charging 5 c per min.


and a friend who was trying to help presented me with a Lyca voucher....not realizing that it seems you have to get a new sim for your mobile (which we dont use for our intl calls), etc. i would have some reservations about that . does your number change? , can you return to your old O87 sim if needed with no problem etc...
Keepcalling isnt a subscription service, you top up up with 5, 10 euro or whatever you want, same as you would with payg.
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Local post office / postpoint

http://www.postpoint.ie/services/calling-cards/
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