UK & International Phonecards

Stay in touch with friends and family abroad with a pre-paid £5, £10 or £20 phonecard.

Key benefits

  • Inclusive and Half Price international calls: to selected countries every weekend
  • No hidden charges: no connection fees or contracts - just make the call from your phone.
  • Easy to use: just three simple steps and you’ll be talking to that special someone.

Inclusive and Half Price international calls

Catch up with friends and family. Every month you can call some overseas destinations for Free or Half Price.  Take a look at the table to find out where and when.

Month 2015/2016 Free calls on Saturdays* 020 & 0800 access numbers Special rate 1ppm calls on Saturdays* 020 access number only Half-price weekend calls** 020 & 0800 access numbers
April 2015 Canada & the United States (landlines & mobiles) South Africa (landlines) Bangladesh
May 2015 Greece & Hungary (landlines) India (landlines & mobiles) Nigeria
June 2015 France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand (landlines)   Bangladesh
July 2015 Poland, Romania & Ireland (landlines)   Nigeria
August 2015 Canada & the United States (landlines & mobiles) South Afria (landlines) Bangladesh
September 2015 Greece & Hungary (landlines) India (landlines & mobiles) Nigeria
October 2015 France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand (landlines)   Bangladesh
November 2015 Poland, Romania & Ireland (landlines)   Nigeria
December 2015 Canada & the United States South Africa (landlines) Bangladesh
January 2016 Greece & Hungary (landlines) India (landlines & mobiles) Nigeria
February 2016 France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand (landlines)   Bangladesh
March 2016 Poland, Romania & Ireland (landlines)   Nigeria

*Between 12 noon and midnight GMT.

** Bangladesh and Nigeria half-price weekend calls between

Saturday 00:00:00 hours to Sunday 23:59:59 hours.

How it works

Pop in branch and pick up a phonecard. On its back you’ll see it has a unique PIN and two access numbers.

  1. Choose the right access number for you, then dial.

    0800- this is a Freephone number, so you shouldn’t be charged by your service provider. However, some mobile phone operators do charge for calling 0800 numbers, so check with them before you use it. 

    020 – this is a London number, so you’ll be charged the national rate to call it. We recommend using this number from mobile phones especially if you have free inclusive minutes on your tariff.
  2. Enter your PIN so we can identify you and debit your card.
  3. Dial the destination number you want when you hear the tone, and make sure you include the full international code.

Want to make another call? Just enter # #.

Just so you know, £5 and £10 phonecards expire 60 days after you make your first call; the £20 card expires 90 days later.

Find out how much your calls will cost. The following rates are based on using the 020 access number; calls from 0800 numbers will cost an extra 1p per minute.

Landline rates for popular destinations


Call rates


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UK call rates

If you’re using your card in the UK, check out the different call rates below.

Call to Rate per minute
landlines 2p 
mobiles 9p 
0845 numbers


*15p per minute access charge plus 7p per minute service charge

0870 numbers


**15p per minute access charge plus 13p per minute service charge

UK 0800 and 0808 numbers Free
UK Guernsey mobile numbers 24p 
UK Jersey mobile numbers 24p 
UK NHS Line  8p

How we work out what to charge you

  1. We round rates in pence per minute to two decimal places and include VAT
  2. Calls to international mobiles and non-geographic numbers other than those indicated may be charged at a different rate to that of the country

1. Definitions

"Agreement" - the agreement between you and us which includes these terms and conditions.

"Call Rates" - the call rates shown in the price list on the POL website.

"Econet" –Econet Wireless UK Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (registered number 7280165) whose registered office is at 200 The Strand, London WC2R 1DJ

"Party" – you, Econet and us.

"POL" - Post Office Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (registered number 2154540) whose registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London, EC2Y 9AQ

"Services" - telecommunications services provided by us pursuant to this Agreement.

"we" or "us" – AQA Telecom Ltd., a company registered in England and Wales (registered number 08932279) whose registered office is at 32 Byron Hill Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex HA2 0HY.

"Website" –

"Working Day" - a day, other than a Saturday or Sunday or national public holiday in England and Wales.

"you" or "your"- the person who has requested the Services.

2. Scope of the Agreement

The Phonecard is sold by POL as agent for Econet.

Your use of the Phonecard and the Services is subject to this Agreement as may be amended by us from time to time.

Changes will be posted on the Website.  You agree that if you use the Phonecard and/or the Services after any amendments have been posted on the Website you are bound by this Agreement as amended.

3. Conditions for use of the Phonecard and the Services

The Phonecard is valid for the following periods after first use:-
a) £5 card 60 days;
b) £10 card 60 days; and
c) £20 card 90 days.

After a Phonecard expires any remaining credit is lost.

You agree that our records are conclusive evidence of your use of the Services and the Call Rates and other fees payable under the Agreement.
The Phonecard is valid for use in the UK only.

We reserve the right to terminate fraudulent calls or cancel the Phonecard where there is evidence of fraud. We will not be liable to you for the cost of fraudulent use of the Phonecard or the Services.  We will use our reasonable endeavours to minimise any loss to you caused by that fraud.

You may cancel this Agreement in respect of a Phonecard purchased on-line within 7 Working Days of purchase of that Phonecard, provided that you have not used any Services in respect of that Phonecard.  We will refund the amount of that Phonecard in the manner in which the Payment was made.  Any other refunds are at our discretion.

4. Call Rates and accuracy of information on the Website

All attempts will be made to ensure that the information available on the Website at any one time is accurate. However, some of this information may be out of date. As an example, Call Rates for using Phonecards may be varied by the relevant service providers at their discretion and at any time. The information on the Website relating to the Phonecards and the Services will be monitored on an ongoing basis and updated. We suggest that if you want the latest Call Rates, you check these on the Website or you call the customer services number below before placing your order.

The Phonecard is not valid for calls from users of the BT Light Scheme or to premium rate numbers and some non-geographic numbers (e.g. 090, 087 and some 084 numbers).

Charges for calls will be calculated by rounding up the time of each call to the nearest whole minute.

5. The Services

We will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Services are available to you. However, if we are unable to provide the Services to you, we will not be responsible for any call charges made through another carrier nor will we be liable for any additional charges or damages suffered by you.

You agree that we cannot guarantee connection, including for reasons beyond our control, such as acts of God, severe weather, industrial disputes, power failure, war, terrorism, network capacity, failure of the carrier telecommunications system or government action.

We will not be liable for any use of the Services prohibited by, or other than in accordance with, this Agreement.

You agree that we are not responsible for providing or maintaining equipment required to access the Services, nor are we responsible for any fault on your telephone line.
You agree that from time to time the Services may be suspended for reasons including (but not limited to) maintenance or faultfinding and no compensation will be payable in respect of such suspension. We will endeavour to keep such incidents to the minimum.

6. Your obligations

You agree and undertake:-

a) to comply with the Communications Act 2003, any regulations made under  that legislation, and legislation and regulations implementing the Electronic  Commerce Directive (Directive 2000/31/EC) and any other applicable law or  regulation, as those instruments are amended from time to time; b) not to use the Phonecard or the Services in any way or for any purpose  prohibited by law or regulation or in an improper or offensive manner; and c) to indemnify us against all liabilities, claims, damages, losses and expenses  arising from any breach by you of the Agreement.

7. Your details and personal information

The POL website terms and conditions, available here will apply in relation to the use of your personal information.

8. Liability

Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or in any way limit either Parties’ liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or any other liability to the extent such liability may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

Subject to the provision above:-

a)  no Party shall be liable to any other in contract, tort or otherwise for any loss of business, contracts, anticipated savings or profits or for any other indirect or consequential loss whatsoever in connection with the Agreement;

b)  Econet and our maximum liability to you in relation to any claim made under or in connection with this Agreement, shall be limited to the purchase price paid by you for your use of the Phonecard and the Services to which this Agreement relates; and

c) Econet give no warranties in respect of the Phonecard or the Services and to the extent permitted by applicable law exclude all warranties, express or implied.

9. General

If any term or provision of this Agreement or part of it is held invalid or unenforceable, it shall be deemed omitted or omitted to the extent necessary to render it valid and enforceable and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain unaffected and in full force and effect. 

This Agreement represents the entire understanding between the Parties in relation to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all other agreements made between them whether written or oral.

No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a further or continuing waiver of any provision of this Agreement. 
This Agreement may not be assigned by you, either in whole or part, without our prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. We may assign this Agreement at any time. 

Termination of this Agreement for any reason shall not affect such of the provisions hereof as are expressed to operate or have effect thereafter.

This Agreement is governed by the laws of England and Wales and both Parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

10. Queries and complaints

Should you have any complaint or query about the Services you may phone our Customer Services on 0330 001 0111 or write to us at: AQA Telecom Ltd. 1 Quality Court, London WC2A 1HR. Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. Calls may be monitored or recorded for training and compliance purposes. 

You may also refer any complaints regarding the Services to the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman. For details please see

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