Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Text4Calls: calling by sending a text message from your cell phone

Text4Calls is the new betamax service offering lowest international tariffs to many destinations. You just need to send one text message and your call is connected, no data plan, no internet is required. Right now this service is only operational from UK, may be in future they will include more countries.

We have not tested this service. So you have to try and leave a comment.

How to call?
  • Click here to register for text4calls
  • Add credit to your account by regestering your number.
  • Send a Text Message to +44 7624 802 808 with the complete international number.
  • Once the Text Message is received, You will be called first and willautomatically connected you to the international telephone number.
Make sure you enter the phone number in the international format, for example text +919X29123456.

Please note that you will be charged for both the calls. For example, If you want to call your family in India (+919X29123456) from your UK mobile (+447812X12345), you will be charged around 10.0 cents per minute.

As similar to other betamax services, Text4Calls softphone is not available for the download.

They are offering the cheapest rates to India mobile and Pakistan landlines along with the following destinations.
Antigua and Barbuda, Ascension Islands, Barbados, Belize, Benin, British Indian Ocean Territory, Comoros, Comoros, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Dominica, Eritrea, Eritrea, French Guiana, French, Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Gibraltar, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India (Mobile), Madagascar, Mali, Montenegro, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island, Pakistan, Rwanda, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, St Helena, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Swaziland, Thuraya, Togo, Tuvalu , Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.
Ireland [national numbers], United Kingdom [0845 rate], United Kingdom [national rate], United Kingdom [personal]

We have worked hard to prepare this list, somebody will simply copy and paste in his/her blog.

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