UK & International Phonecards

Want to stay in touch, but don’t want a contract? Try a pre-paid phonecard to call loved ones here or abroad.

 

Keep in touch with loved ones abroad

It doesn’t have to cost the earth to call the other side of the world. Here’s how you can save money on international calls.

  • Choose a £5, £10 or £20 Phonecard
  • Rates from just 2p per minute
  • Free international calls to selected countries every Saturday
  • Half price international calls to selected countries at weekends
  • No hidden charges, connection fees or contracts – just call from your phone
  • It’s easy to use – in just three simple steps, you’ll be talking to that special someone


Monthly Deals

Every month, we offer free or half-price deals to certain destinations, to make catching up with friends and family even more rewarding.

Find out where and when you can dial and save with our monthly deals.

Month Free calls on Saturdays* 020 & 0800 access numbers
 
Special rate
1p p/m calls on Saturdays* 020 access number only
Half-price weekend calls** 020 & 0800 access numbers
 
Jan-16 Greece
& Hungary (landlines) 
India
(landlines & mobiles)
Nigeria
Feb-16 France, Germany, Australia &
New Zealand (landlines) 
  Bangladesh
Mar-16 Poland, Romania & Ireland (landlines)   Nigeria
Apr-16 Canada & the United States (landlines & mobiles) South Africa (landlines)  
May-16 Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland (landlines) India (landlines & mobiles)  
Jun-16 France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand (landlines) China (landlines & mobiles)  
Jul-16 Poland, Romania, Ireland, Spain, Italy (landlines) Thailand (landlines & mobiles)  
Aug-16 Canada & the United States (landlines & mobiles) South Africa (landlines)  
Sep-16 Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland (landlines) India (landlines & mobiles)  
Oct-16 France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand (landlines) China (landlines & mobiles)  
Nov-16 Poland, Romania, Ireland, Spain, Italy (landlines) Thailand (landlines & mobiles)  
Dec-16 Canada & the United States (landlines & mobiles) South Africa (landlines)  
Jan-17 Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland (landlines) India (landlines & mobiles)  
Feb-17 France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand (landlines) China (landlines & mobiles)  
Mar-17 Poland, Romania, Ireland, Spain, Italy (landlines) Thailand (landlines & mobiles)  

 

*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.

Things you need to know

  • Calling 0800 access numbers from a mobile phone – there will be an additional charge of 4p per minute to your card.
  • Rates are rounded up in pence-per-minute to two decimal places and include VAT.
  • Calls to international mobile numbers or non-geographic number (one that isn’t linked to a specific place, like 0870 in the UK), the rate won’t be the same as the one shown above.
  • Read our terms and conditions here 

How it works

You can pick up a phonecard from any Post Office branch

  • You’ll find a unique PIN and two access numbers (beginning 0800 & 020) on the back. Make sure you know which is the right access number for you before you dial it.
  • Use the Freephone number, 0800 to avoid being charged by your service provider. As of 1 July, 0800 numbers are free for landlines and mobiles.
  • Tap in your PIN when you’re prompted.
  • When you hear the next prompt, dial the number you want. 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 first use your pin, while the £20 card expires 90 days after.

How much do Phonecard calls cost

Calling landlines abroad

All the rates shown below are for calls using the 020 access number. For calls using the 0800 number,cadd an extra 1p per minute when calling from a landline, or 2p per minute when calling from a mobile.

Countries Call rates Countries Call rates

Argentina
 

2p
 
Malaysia
 
3p
 
Australia 3p Mexico 3p
Canada 2p Netherlands 2p
China 2p New Zealand 2p
Cyprus 2p Norway 3p
Denmark 3p Poland 2p
France 2p South Africa 4p
Germany 2p Spain 2p
Hungary 2p Sweden 2p
India 3p Thailand 3p
Ireland 2p USA 2p
Italy 2p Venezuala 2p

Calling within the UK

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

22p*

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

0870 numbers

28p**

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

UK 0800 and 0808 numbers 0p
UK Guernsey mobile numbers 24p
UK Jersey mobile numbers 24p
UK NHS Line  8p

How we charge you

Just so you know, we round up rates in pence-per-minute to two decimal places and include VAT. And if you call an international mobile or non-geographic number (one that isn’t linked to a specific place, like 0870 in the UK), the rate won’t be the same as the one shown above.

Read our terms and conditions here.