Archive for July, 2010

A Great New Rate for Calls to Pakistan

Monday, July 19th, 2010

We contacted customers on Friday to announce a special weekend rate to Pakistan, and were very pleased to see such an enthusiastic uptake.

You may recall we were recently forced to increase our rates due to higher costs imposed by the Pakistani Government. As promised, we have worked hard with our suppliers to try to reduce our rates again as soon as possible, and I’m pleased to announce our new rate to call Pakistan landlines and mobiles is USD $0.085 / GBP £0.059 / EUR €0.067 per minute, effective immediately.

While this is not yet back to the previous levels it does represent a significant reduction, and follows through on our commitment to always pass our savings on to you. We will continue to strive to be the best value for your international calls, and thank you for your ongoing support.

Pete’s Cycling Challenge

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

As a departure from the usual Localphone blog posts, I wanted to let you know about a worthy cause one of the Localphone Team is undertaking later this month.

For the last six months, Pete Kelly has been training hard to take part in a cycle challenge, riding 317 miles (510 kilometres) from London to Paris in just four days!

Pete is undertaking this difficult challenge to raise money for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust—the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe, and an international leader in cancer research and development.

Pete helped bring you popular features including Localphone SMS, and an upcoming secret project that is going to help save you even more on your international calls with Localphone.

While we’re all sick of tripping over his cycling equipment in the Localphone office, the whole team is very proud of Pete and we would like to wish him the best of luck for his long journey.

For more information, and if you’d like to sponsor Pete, please visit his Just Giving page.