Cheap International Call Provider Encourages Edinburgh Festival Fringe Performers Not To Create A Drama Over Sky High Phone Bills



Released on: August 12, 2010, 3:55 am
Author: QueryCLick LTD
Industry: Telecommunications

With over 400,000 performers and tourists having descended on Scotland's capital city for Fringe season, cheap call provider Firstnumber is encouraging Edinburgh's international visitors not to mar memories of their vacation with costly phone bills.

With visitors of all nationalities soaking up the festival atmosphere, the chances of racking up sky high phone bills is often unavoidable when calling friends and family out with the UK.

Cheap call provider – – is doing its bit to put an end to this by providing a wide range of discount rates to landlines and mobiles right across the globe from 1p a minute; perfect for those of us who like to call loved ones and let them know how the holiday's going.

Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber's competitive and affordable service will help leave consumers with a little extra spare at the bureau de change:

“Edinburgh Fringe Festival is quite literally one of the greatest shows on earth but no-one wants to return home only to have had the cost of their phone bill go through the roof.

“Many international visitors to Edinburgh will be using their regular mobile phones to keep in touch with friends and family which unfortunately can incur astronomical roaming and call fees.

“Opting to use a UK landline or buying a UK sim card for the duration of your stay allows tourists to make noticeable savings when making cheap international calls.”

Furthermore, Firstnumber's discount dial service could also be the ace up the sleeve of PR companies keen to generate coverage on a global scale for comedians, actors, musicals and magicians.

Being able to keep costs down at an especially busy time of year will be welcomed by many businesses in this field explains Andy Steele:

“Fringe season is all-go for journalists, reviewers and press teams in terms of covering every inch of the festival in as much detail as possible.

“For the month of August the world's arts and entertainment industry have their lenses firmly set on Edinburgh so those courting the press naturally need unfettered phone and web access to the rest of the globe.

“Being able to offer clients access to the international press without worrying about your overheads is invaluable to any PR agency looking to stand out from the crowd.”

For more information on Firstnumber visit

About Firstnumber: is an online phone directory offering direct dial access codes
that reduce the cost of making international calls from a UK landline. was launched in 2004 and is a trading style of Wavecrest.

Contact Details:
First Number / WaveCrest,
1st Floor,
Bishopsgate Court,
4-12 Norton Folgate,
London E1 6DB.
Enquiries: 0870 801 7800



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