Archive for the 'Calling Cards' Category

Call from your landline or mobile in Vietnam

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

We are pleased to announce that we have added access numbers in Ha Noi, Vietnam. This means that if you are in Vietnam you can now make international calls from your mobile or landline using our Local Numbers or Calling Card services.

All you need to do is log in and change your location and we’ll give you a unique Ha Noi number for each of your contacts.

Remember to tell your friends about us and earn 10% of their call credit each time they top up for 90 days.

Free Calls to USA for the Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 28th, 2010

To help commemorate Memorial Day we’re giving completely free calls to landlines and mobiles in the United States for the entire weekend!

As of 9:30am GMT this morning and lasting until 12:00 GMT (noon) on Monday 31st May you can talk to the US for as long as you want, to as many people as you want, and we won’t charge you a cent!

New and existing customers can make free calls from your landline or mobile using Direct Dial or Calling Card, or from your PC, iPhone, or other VoIP-enabled device with Localphone VoIP.

You can also buy a number in any of our 45 Incoming Number countries and forward calls to your landline or mobile in the US for free throughout the weekend!

Don’t forget to tell your friends and family to sign up for an account of their own, and if they keep using the service after the weekend you can keep calling for free!

For full details, please see our Cheap Calls to USA page.

Our Thoughts on Monthly Call Plans

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Recently a few Localphone users have asked for our thoughts regarding the packages offered by some competing services, where customers pay a monthly fee and receive “unlimited” or a fixed number of minutes per month.

In our opinion these rarely offer good value for all but a relatively small number of the most heavy callers.

For example, here in the UK Vonage offers “V-Plan 4i”, advertising unlimited calls to India and others for £18.99 per month. We’ve found that a typical user calling India does so for about 400 minutes per month, giving an effective rate of 4.75p per minute (versus our current GBP rate to India from as little as 1.3p per minute).

To match our rate with Vonage you’d have to be calling for more than three times the average—almost 1,500 minutes per month!

Another common feature of these plans is a “fair usage policy” which can really sting those users that do make significantly higher numbers of calls. In Vonage’s case their fair usage policy limits their “unlimited” package to 2,000 minutes per month.

For those few users who do fall in this 1,500 to 2,000 minutes per month range we feel Localphone’s advanced features add enough value to be worth the small rate increase.

With Vonage you’re tied to using their hardware (with up to £39.99 set-up costs), while Localphone lets you call from your existing landline or mobile, or from your broadband or mobile Internet connection with Localphone VoIP. You can also send cheap international SMS messages, or even get an Incoming Number in your destination countries so friends and family can call you back.

As I’m sure our customers will agree, Localphone’s per minute billing offers significantly higher flexibility and value for money than competing package offers.

(information sourced from Vonage’s website on 23rd November, 2009)