Using Topup2Talk from your mobile phone
Making super-low-cost international calls from your mobile couldn't be easier thanks to topup2talk. This page will explain how you do it. We'll also offer some advice on how you can make things easier on yourself when it comes to regular dialing too.
Making the Top-up
Top-up directly from your mobile - Text us the message 999 to the short number 83006. This text will cost you £3 and we will credit your mobile phone with £3 of call credit.
Making the Call from your mobile
After topping-up you can make international calls from your mobile any time you want. All you have to do is dial one of the access numbers - 020 7124 6666 is probably best (read on for details) - followed by your international number in full - remember not to press your send or call button again after you have dialed the international number.
The access numbers your can use are 020 7124 6666 or 0800 594 6666 or 0845 451 6666.
Which access number should you use? The answer to this will depend on which mobile network you are with and the specific tariff plan that your network has you contracted to. For instance - if you have bundled cross network free minutes with your network then the 0207 number may be the best to use. Or - if your network allows you to dial 0800 numbers for free (many charge for a standard national rate call) then the 0800 number may suit you best.
To get the best possible value from topup2talk please check your personal charging structure with your mobile network. Your network will be able to tell you which of the above access codes will be the cheapest for you to use.
You needn't worry too much. The most that any call is likely to cost will be equivalent to your standard calls to a landline. So at worst - you can call the China from your mobile for the cost of a standard call plus just 1p and the USA for the cost of a standard call plus just 1p.
Tricks for saving on dialing time
The topup2talk service is very quick and hassle free. There is even a simple trick that you can use to make the dialing process completely seamless. There is no need for you to dial both the access code and the full international number every time you use the service.
Here's How You Do It:
Simply add a pause between the access number and the international number you wish to dial:
For example: You want to call Mum in Australia. You create a new entry called 'Mum' in your mobile's phone-book memory and when entering the number:
1. Enter the topup2talk access number - 020 7124 6666 or 0800 594 6666 or 0845 451 6666
2. Enter a 'pause'. This can be done easily depending on the brand of your mobile:
A 'p' will appear after * has been pressed 3 times.
A '+' will appear after 0 has been pressed and held.
Motorola / Sony Ericsson Phones:
A 'p' will appear after * has been pressed and held.
3. Now enter your international destination number in full including 00 and save.
That's it - next time you want to call up your Mum using UK-JustDial's topup2talk service simply find 'Mum' in your memory and dial!
For definitive instructions please review your mobile phone instruction manual or contact your phone manufacturer.