Cheap International Call Provider – Firstnumber.co.uk – Urges Tourists To The Papal Visit 2010 Not To Get Caught Out By Costly Phone Bills
Released on: September 22, 2010, 7:27 am
Author: QueryCLick LTD
A cheap international call provider is urging
foreign visitors attending the Pope's tour of the UK not to get caught
out by expensive mobile calls.
Thousands of people from across Europe and beyond are expected to descend on the UK
to catch a glimpse of the Holy Father and attend one of a number of masses that will
be held during his stay.
While 100,000 pilgrims from the British Isles are set to attend Glasgow's open air
mass, thousands more are set the travel from abroad to take part in numerous
The Pope's visit to Scotland in particular is expected to boost the country's
economy by a staggering £8.5 million as hotels, restaurants and public transport
feels the benefit of hosting a major global figure.
Now cheap call provider – Firstnumber.co.uk – is doing its bit to help foreign
consumers slash their telephone bills by providing discount rates to landlines and
mobiles for callers dialling abroad from the UK.
Firstnumber.co.uk currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers and
businesses alike to make cheap international calls at a heavily discounted rate.
Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber will become one of a number of
services that pilgrims can use to help reduce their phone bills.
“A high profile religious event such as the Papal visit is an occasion that pilgrims
will want to share with loved ones meaning many people will feel inclined to call
family and friends back home.”
“Steep costs apply as calling abroad from the UK to France – for example – can cost
over a pound a minute as roaming charges and costly international tariffs push bills
through the roof.”
“Using a direct dial discount service like Firstnumber allows callers of any
denomination the freedom to speak for as long as one likes on mobiles and landlines
without worrying about costs.”
Direct dial access codes work by placing a designated code in front of the number
you wish to call.
The code then applies a discounted rate allowing users to call destinations such as
as little as 1p a minute.
Despite the opportunity for great savings, phone users attending the Papal visit -
and users of the Firstnumber service overall - are still advised to check with their
provider to make sure discount rates apply, as Andy Steele explains:
“Mobile users who opt for a service like Firstnumber can stand to make huge savings.
An example of this would be a 15 minute call to the US which costs £15 with O2 but
just £3.00 with Firstnumber, a saving of £12.00.
“We still recommend, however, that mobile phone users check that their providers
acknowledge discount dial rates which make these kind of savings applicable.”
For more information on Firstnumber visit http://www.firstnumber.co.uk
Firstnumber.co.uk is an online phone directory offering direct dial access codes
that reduce the cost of making international calls from a UK landline.
Firstnumber.co.uk was launched in 2004 and is a trading style of Wavecrest.
First Number / WaveCrest,
4-12 Norton Folgate,
London E1 6DB.
Enquiries: 0870 801 7800
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