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samirah123
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free calls to pakistan

hi,

i read on a different post that if a gg member calls another gg member who is abroad, they can call them for free. i was unsure if it would cost the other member anything for receiving the call although they are gg members. i will be going pakistan in a few weeks therefore i need to know whether i will be charged so i know which network has lower roaming charges.

 

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Re: free calls to pakistan


giffgaff to giffgaff is free, yes, but the user abroad will have roaming fees to pay, for receiving / sending.


There was even a list somewhere in here of what the charges are.  If I find that, I'll add a link to it but, for now, the answer is yes, there will be a charge for receiving the call.

 

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danielclo1il
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Re: free calls to pakistan

Calling the EU and other selected countries

If you call any EU country, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, India, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Vatican City, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

 

 

Landline (per minute)8p
Mobile (per minute)16p
Texts

8p

 

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danielclo1il
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Re: free calls to pakistan

Roaming in the EU and other selected countries

If you call any EU country, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, India, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Vatican City, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Calling anywhere (per minute)35p
Receiving a call (per minute)18p
Sending Texts anywhere11p
Receiving texts from anywhereFree
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peeter
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Re: free calls to pakistan


samirah123 wrote:

hi,

i read on a different post that if a gg member calls another gg member who is abroad, they can call them for free. i was unsure if it would cost the other member anything for receiving the call although they are gg members. i will be going pakistan in a few weeks therefore i need to know whether i will be charged so i know which network has lower roaming charges.

 

please kudos if you were wondering about the same thing


Receiving a call while in Pakistan costs 18p/minute

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andy0
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Registered: ‎18-10-2009

Re: free calls to pakistan

[ Edited ]

peeter wrote:
Receiving a call while in Pakistan costs 18p/minute

 

I strongly suspect this assumption would be wrong.

 

There are some tariffs on that front page which I think need a bit of attention for checking, which I already sent in a message about, for example I might doubt that India and POakistan are 35p to call while roaming in Europe,

 

But those are separate points, and you certainly made me look again, but it doesn't actually say there that roaming is 18p incoming in Pakistan. I think it will be £1 a minute

 

In any case, the cheapest way to do this is get a local Pakistan SIM card, then the person in the UK can use giffgaff to call it for 8 pence a minute, correction 16p for Pakistan mobiles

 

 

 

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peeter
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Re: free calls to pakistan


andy0 wrote:

peeter wrote:
Receiving a call while in Pakistan costs 18p/minute

 

I strongly suspect this assumption would be wrong.

 

There are some tariffs on that front page which I think need a bit of attention for checking, which I already sent in a message about, for example I might doubt that India and POakistan are 35p to call while roaming in Europe,

 

But those are separate points, and you certainly made me look again, but it doesn't actually say there that roaming is 18p incoming in Pakistan. I think it will be £1 a minute

 

In any case, the cheapest way to do this is get a local Pakistan SIM card, then the person in the UK can use giffgaff to call it for 8 pence a minute

 

 

 


I happily accept your superior knowledge:smileyhappy: I do however think that anyone reading that info would think exactly what I did, so it's somewhat ambiguous and may need tweaking.

 

I agree that a local SIM is usually the best choice

simon69c
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Re: free calls to pakistan

 


andy0 wrote:

But those are separate points, and you certainly made me look again, but it doesn't actually say there that roaming is 18p incoming in Pakistan. I think it will be £1 a minute

 

In any case, the cheapest way to do this is get a local Pakistan SIM card, then the person in the UK can use giffgaff to call it for 8 pence a minute

 


 

The Prices page is pretty unambiguous about roaming charges in Pakistan - as daniel posted above, it uses the "EU rates" (18p/min incoming).

 

However I would completely agree that it will probably be cheaper overall to get a local SIM and call that instead.

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andy0
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Re: free calls to pakistan


simon69c wrote:

 


andy0 wrote:

But those are separate points, and you certainly made me look again, but it doesn't actually say there that roaming is 18p incoming in Pakistan. I think it will be £1 a minute

 

In any case, the cheapest way to do this is get a local Pakistan SIM card, then the person in the UK can use giffgaff to call it for 8 pence a minute

 


 

The Prices page is pretty unambiguous about roaming charges in Pakistan - as daniel posted above, it uses the "EU rates" (18p/min incoming).

 


 

The heading phrase is Roaming in the EU and other selected countries

 

Unfortunately it doesn't even specify the other selected countries at all, so it absolutely certainly doesn't say Pakistan is one of them

 

Perhaps you're looking at the destination countries, which I suspect is a mistake, and as I said I've reported that and a couple of other points for review

 

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commsyeo
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Registered: ‎10-11-2009

Re: free calls to pakistan

[ Edited ]

andy0 wrote:

simon69c wrote:

 


andy0 wrote:

But those are separate points, and you certainly made me look again, but it doesn't actually say there that roaming is 18p incoming in Pakistan. I think it will be £1 a minute

 

In any case, the cheapest way to do this is get a local Pakistan SIM card, then the person in the UK can use giffgaff to call it for 8 pence a minute

 


 

The Prices page is pretty unambiguous about roaming charges in Pakistan - as daniel posted above, it uses the "EU rates" (18p/min incoming).

 


 

The heading phrase is Roaming in the EU and other selected countries

 

Unfortunately it doesn't even specify the other selected countries at all, so it absolutely certainly doesn't say Pakistan is one of them

 

Perhaps you're looking at the destination countries, which I suspect is a mistake, and as I said I've reported that and a couple of other points for review

 


 

 

What is says is:

 

 

Roaming in the EU and other selected countries

If you call any EU country, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, India, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Vatican City, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Calling anywhere (per minute)35p
Receiving a call (per minute)18p
Sending Texts anywhere11p
Receiving texts from anywhereFree

 

 

I think there is a typo and it should read "If you use your giffgaff phone in any EU country" etc.

 

My bold.

 

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