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Calling a foreign telephone cheaply?

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Any suggestions for a service enabling one to call a telephone in a foreign country (in a region where the internet is not available and where text messaging is blocked)? The block on the internet presumably means WhatsApp would not work. WeChat Out would seem ideal, but it appears not to be available now.

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  • cymruchriscymruchris Forumite
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    Viber out allows you to call landlines as a landline to landline phone without the voip at their end - I imagine you'll have to check the country you want to call is on their list. I used it often to call from Malaysia to the UK, and worked well for me.
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  • J_BJ_B Forumite
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    Basically, you allocate a 'local' number which you can (hopefully) dial from your 'inclusive minutes' and it then diverts to a foreign number on a PAYG basis.
    It works well for voice calls, but despite them saying you can text, it's not reliable!
  • ChinoChino Forumite
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    Might help responses if you named this "foreign country (in a region where the internet is not available and where text messaging is blocked)".
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    Chino said:
    Might help responses if you named this "foreign country (in a region where the internet is not available and where text messaging is blocked)".
    OK: not sure if it is relevant, but I need to call occupied areas of Kashmir.

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