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Author how long before calls to abroad are charged to your mobile bill? (update 04/06/09)
Matt L
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30th May 09 at 14:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

obviously wiht backy being over in florida i have been sending texts and making calls, but nothing seems to be added onto my bill (when i check what i currently have left and have spent on top of that) and tht information says it is correct as at 30/05/09 @ 15.00 so have i been incredibly lucky and not been charge (highly unlikely) or will it all just go on at the end?

[Edited on 04-06-2009 by Matt L]
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30th May 09 at 14:40   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pretty sure it's your next bill mate.
Matt L
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30th May 09 at 14:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh, but i would of thought (based on normally when i acidentally use the net or send a pictre a message the cost gets added straight away) just none of the texts or calls to abroad have been added yet
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30th May 09 at 14:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My dad was in spain in March, and his bill came 2 weeks ago at 286.
Matt L
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fook me well all i know is texts are 35p each to send and doesnt cost to recieve and calls out to her are
1 something a minute and 90p a minute for becky.
John
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30th May 09 at 14:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Has she got an american sim?
Matt L
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30th May 09 at 14:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nopes using her 3 phone and im using mine.
oceansoul
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when i txt or call to my mates in finland, it doesnt come up on my planet 3 if i check my balance etc. but it will come on the next bill. on 3 also
Matt L
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ahhh kk, bit silly it not coming up on there cause thats what i keep checking and also checking it online. not too bothered really as what ever it costs its worth paying
John
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If she is using her uk phone and you are dialing a uk number it won't cost you anything extra.
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quote:
Originally posted by John
If she is using her uk phone and you are dialing a uk number it won't cost you anything extra.


That man speaks the truth. I was referring to calling/txting a foreign number.
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When I was in Florida and phoning a mobile from home (using my mobile on o2) the costs got added on about 5 days later As for texts, for every text I sent 4 came out of my allowance and no extra was charged.
90 bill sucks.
Matt L
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quote:
Originally posted by John
If she is using her uk phone and you are dialing a uk number it won't cost you anything extra.


seriously?? i swear that cant be right
Cavey
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31st May 09 at 11:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get on Skype, free phone calls.

If you're on 3 mobile, they do stuff with Skype as well, so might be worth asking them about it
Matt L
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31st May 09 at 11:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

already inquired about that, its not free in the states so would have to buy some skype credit.

just called 3 about what john said as that sounds far too good to be true

Basically 3 to 3 (uk to usa)
costs the uk person 50p/minute and the usa person 90p a minute

3 to 3 (usa to uk)
costs usa person 1.40/minute and the uk person 90p/miunte (i think she said )

and as for it being added on to the bill it goes on after 2 months.
oceansoul
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what about using skype on the PC to PC if thats an option. that would be free surely? Failing that MSN do voice calls, and some kinda USB cordless phone thingy so you dont look like your working in maccy'ds
Matt L
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her laptops currently broke, got over there and it wont load past the xp loading screen, so her dad has posted out the disks to hopefully sort it, so once she has her laptop working then we do have msn and webcams, but till then its phonecalls or facebook chat (she has her ipod touch so can atleast get onto facebook.)
John
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That's a strange setup from 3, any network i've ever had it's been the same as always to dial a uk number no matter where they are, it always costs the person abroad to receive the call.
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The best thing to do in your situation (honestly) is to get her to get 2 american SIMs.

Get her to send you one, you pop it on in a phone and use $5 worth of credit say.

Then she can text you (to your american SIM) for next to nothing and you can text her for next to nothing as long as you text her UK SIM.

[Edited on 31-05-2009 by pow]
Matt L
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wont it still be the same though as it would be like how it is now just the other way round unless im thinking about it the wrong way which is more than likely atm as i have been sat infront of this screen since midday off out for a drive now though
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yeah 2 amereican sims wouldnt work as the amereican sim would be "roaming" when its being used in the uk any way.

but yeah it works like this if your in the UK and you ring an UK mobile number your always charged standard charge, the person recieving gets charged the roaming costs.
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yep I live in Spain and have to deal with international calling a lot..basically if you call a phone with the same country code it charges you the same regardless of their geographical location. So thats probably why it isnt showing on your bill as its part of your inclusive minutes/texts?
Matt L
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just spoke to 3 again to see which was cheaper whether i called the american number or her uk number and she has just said that for me to call her uk number it just comes out of my allowances so i dont get charged but becky will get charged 35p to send a text (free to recieve) and costs 90p/min to recieve calls.

so in a way thats good as its only one phone bill to worry about.
John
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4th Jun 09 at 18:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We told you that days ago.
Matt L
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4th Jun 09 at 18:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i know but the woman at 3 said differently so i went of what she said (no offence ) but then just called again (twice) just to be sure and they say it is free for me.

 
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