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    • r2015
    • By r2015 10th Jun 17, 12:51 PM
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    Free Phone Calls from my Android App
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:51 PM
    Free Phone Calls from my Android App 10th Jun 17 at 12:51 PM
    What is a suitable Android app for my tablet to let me make and receive free calls over free wifi networks?


    Also easy to use for an aged OAP
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 10th Jun 17, 12:55 PM
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    BT customer ?

    BT smarttalk app

    Skype allows you to make calls for a fee

    WhatsApp if others are using it

    Facebook messenger again if others are using it
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    • r2015
    • By r2015 10th Jun 17, 1:44 PM
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    BT customer ?
    No Virgin customer but won't be using Virgin all the time.
    Skype allows you to make calls for a fee
    For a fee not FREE!

    WhatsApp if others are using it

    Facebook messenger again if others are using it
    Not phone calls to phone numbers though.

    Buses have free wifi and sitting on bench at bus stop is near enough though have to be quick.

    Same sitting outside Tesco.

    Just fed up with Virgin charging 26p min for every call as I had to call someone and they never had their phone on and never had their answering machine on so cost me £1.04 for nothing.
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 10th Jun 17, 2:37 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 2:37 PM
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    You can only do that by 'calling' people who have the same app as yourself.

    http://www.androidauthority.com/best-free-calls-apps-19829/

    None of them will allow you to call a phone number. Have you considered a better sim deal with some minutes included?
    • Ian011
    • By Ian011 10th Jun 17, 3:21 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 3:21 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 3:21 PM
    Just fed up with Virgin charging 26p min for every call...
    Originally posted by r2015
    There are other mobile providers charging 3p, 5p or 8p per minute for calls to landline numbers, 03 numbers and mobile numbers.

    Alternatively, a £5 per month pay-as-you-go bundle or SIM-only deal with give hundreds of minutes per month to those numbers.
    • r2015
    • By r2015 10th Jun 17, 3:25 PM
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    There are other mobile providers charging 3p, 5p or 8p per minute for calls to landline numbers, 03 numbers and mobile numbers.

    Alternatively, a £5 per month pay-as-you-go bundle or SIM-only deal with give hundreds of minutes per month to those numbers.
    I know all that.

    I usually make all my landline calls at the weekend when they are free, sometimes I have to call outwith that time.
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 10th Jun 17, 3:44 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 3:44 PM
    I know all that.....
    Originally posted by r2015
    Folk have tried to explain to you that you cannot get what you want.

    They have helpfully tried to suggest things you can do.

    If you don't explain what you want no point grumbling at the messengers just trying to help
    • r2015
    • By r2015 10th Jun 17, 3:51 PM
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    no point grumbling
    I'm not grumbling, it's just that I find that with my landline phone I can hear better with it than my mobile but with my Android tablet and Bluetooth headset I can hear even better than with my landline phone so if there was a way to use that combination I would.
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • Ian011
    • By Ian011 10th Jun 17, 3:51 PM
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    I usually make all my landline calls at the weekend when they are free, sometimes I have to call outwith that time.
    Originally posted by r2015
    If you are calling from a landline, every provider has a deal with unlimited anytime calls to UK landline numbers and 03 numbers and in most cases also to UK mobile numbers for around £8 per month.

    This avoids paying a per-minute rate or having to arrange to make calls only on certain days or at certain times of the day. At some point you have to pay something for services used.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 10th Jun 17, 4:08 PM
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    I'm not grumbling, it's just that I find that with my landline phone I can hear better with it than my mobile but with my Android tablet and Bluetooth headset I can hear even better than with my landline phone so if there was a way to use that combination I would.
    Originally posted by r2015
    Use your mobile and Bluetooth headset together then?
    • r2015
    • By r2015 11th Jun 17, 12:09 AM
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    If you are calling from a landline, every provider has a deal with unlimited anytime calls to UK landline numbers and 03 numbers and in most cases also to UK mobile numbers for around £8 per month.
    I also know that, however my last monthly phone bill for calls was 26p, hardly money saving paying £8 a month to save 26p.
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • r2015
    • By r2015 11th Jun 17, 12:10 AM
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    Use your mobile and Bluetooth headset together then?
    My mobile doesn't have Bluetooth.
    Another year, past 71 now and getting even more forgetful and tending to ramble more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • picks
    • By picks 14th Jun 17, 5:17 PM
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    £8/month for anytime calls to UK landlines & mobile?
    If you are calling from a landline, every provider has a deal with unlimited anytime calls to UK landline numbers and 03 numbers and in most cases also to UK mobile numbers for around £8 per month.
    Originally posted by Ian011
    Can you give me details of landline providers who offer such deals for about £8/month?
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 14th Jun 17, 5:25 PM
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    Can you give me details of landline providers who offer such deals for about £8/month?
    Originally posted by picks
    All but BT who don't include mobiles.
    • picks
    • By picks 14th Jun 17, 8:35 PM
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    £8/month for anytime calls to UK landlines & mobile?
    All but BT who don't include mobiles.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    The cheapest I've found for a landline package with anytime UK landline + mobile has been around £20/month. Can you name a supplier which shows an offer as you suggest for around £8/month?
    • Ian011
    • By Ian011 14th Jun 17, 9:29 PM
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    The £20 per month is obviously line rental (around £12 per month) plus call package (around £8 per month).
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 15th Jun 17, 9:01 AM
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    The cheapest I've found for a landline package with anytime UK landline + mobile has been around £20/month. Can you name a supplier which shows an offer as you suggest for around £8/month?
    Originally posted by picks
    As said above, the £8 figure used is just for the calls package not the entire thing.
    • d123
    • By d123 17th Jun 17, 10:17 PM
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    I know all that.

    I usually make all my landline calls at the weekend when they are free, sometimes I have to call outwith that time.
    Originally posted by r2015
    Not quite free, and a little technical, but you could use a VOIP app like Zoiper and sign up with Sipgate basic, landline calls are 1p a minute and mobile calls 10p a minute.
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