Archive for January, 2012

New Pakistan rate is here to stay

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

We previously reduced the rate to call Pakistan as a special offer, but we’re delighted to let you know that the standard ongoing rate to call Pakistan landlines and mobiles is now just 1p GBP / 2¢ USD / 1.8c EUR per minute! Thanks to the continued support from our customers we have been able to negotiate these low rates with our suppliers without compromising on the call quality. You can enjoy the same crystal clear call quality to Pakistan but you’ll pay less per minute. For more information visit our call Pakistan page.

Don’t forget to tell your friends about Localphone and send them your referral link. The more customers we get, the cheaper we can make the calls.

Free calls to China for Chinese New Year

Friday, January 20th, 2012

We’re helping our customers keep in touch with loved ones over Chinese New Year by making calls to China completely free for 4 days!

To welcome in the Year of the Dragon all calls to standard Chinese landlines and mobiles will be free from 16:00 GMT Saturday 21st January until 16:00 GMT Wednesday 25th January 2012, which is midnight to midnight in China.

There are no limits on the duration of the calls or the number of calls made, as long as the calls are to a Chinese landline or mobile they will be free during the promotional period. Our standard cheap rates to call China will apply when the promotion ends.

If you have friends who need to call China make sure you tell them to sign up to Localphone and you’ll receive your referral bonus if they add credit after the promotion!

For full details please see our free calls to China page.

Make WiFi calls on our new iPhone app

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

We’re pleased to announce we’ve launched our new iPhone app, which is available to download for free from iTunes. Download our iPhone app today.

The new app has a number of new features including two modes of calling, which allows you to choose between WiFi/3G calls or local calls! Using the LOCAL calls mode means your calls will be made using a local number which connects to your international contact. You’ll pay our low rates plus your mobile provider’s local rates. These are usually included in your free minutes.
Tap the call mode button to switch to WiFi/3G mode and calls will be made using your Internet connection. You’ll save money by using this mode because all you’ll pay is our low call rate and there are no local charges. The app will use WiFi when available and will switch to 3G when you are out of range.

Our share functionality is another new feature we have added. You’ll get your referral bonus when you tell your friends about the app via email, SMS and social networks. You can also view your call and text history in the app as well as accessing our help centre and finding answers to frequently asked questions.

Make sure you download the Localphone iPhone app and remember to leave us a review in the App store. The app is currently available for customers in countries where we have access numbers. Visit our help section to find out if it is available in your country. We are working on making the app available in more countries and look forward to announcing updates in the future.