Quick question: Calling Canada from UK

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Quick question: Calling Canada from UK

Post Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:07 pm

I just have a quick question. What are the codes needed to call Canada from the UK?? So if a person is to dial the (416)555-5555, what do they need to enter before this??

Also, someone posted a website once about calling for 1p...does anyone have that site? Is it 1p a minute or per call?? Thanks!
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Post Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:13 pm

Usually you dial "001" and then the area code, etc.

So - "001-416-123-4567"
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Post Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:02 pm

It used to be 1p per minute but they've doubled their price to 2p per minute.


Sometimes the connection isn't the greatest... but whatever.
kastaCanuckAbroad Regular
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Post Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:51 am

Why didn't I read this thread an hour ago before I phoned my mother at full price! :/
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Post Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:52 am

You can find loads of info about calling Canada for cheap on moneysavingexpert.co.uk.

I find the cheapest is if you phone 08447 20 20 20, and then dial the number you want. It's 1p per minute apparently, but this is my first month using that number so i'll have to wait till the bill comes to see if it's really that cheap.
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Post Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:17 am

07744 700 800

If you have a mobile here in the UK and have cross network calls included in your bundle you can call 07744 700 800. You then put in the full Canadian number such as 001 604 123 4567...and then #. It doesn't cost you a thing except if you go over your cross network minutes and then you are charged the rate of cross network mobile charges.

I have been using it for a couple months now and I never have any extra charges on my mobile!! Pass the word
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Post Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:56 am

can you use it from a landline?
masterjNew Member
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Post Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:23 pm

I've been in the UK now for 8 years and I have been using One.Tel.

You set up your account with them and you can ring 1877 before you dial your number. It's 5 pence a minute which is nothing. £3.00 to talk for an hour!

They also provide an access number for you to call from your mobile or from a pay phone etc.

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Post Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:52 am

If your looking to call Canada from the UK, I usually go to a local poste office here in the UK and you can by international calling cards for dead cheap. They have ones for £5, £10, and £20. To call Canada is something like 2-3 pence a minute and it's just basically pay as you go.

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Post Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:42 pm

Hi my employer being Canadian is always in Telecoms Contact with its Head Office in Montreal. I asked our Telecoms Manager the cheapest supplier of residential calls to Canada to both Landline and Mobile he advised me

1. The cheapest supplier of Landline calls to Canada is www.18185.co.uk just 4p connection and half a pence a minute.

2. www.budgetcom.co.uk 08448 612612 allows you to call Canadian Landlines and Mobiles for 1p a minute from your landline.(Min call charge of 5p applies).

3.You can make FREE CALLS to Canadian Landlines out of your cross network minutes from certain mobile UK networks. Full details and instructions can be found at www.freecalls.tk

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