T-Mobile to slash international call rates
PAYGers get up to 75 per cent off
T-Mobile will next week slash the cost of making calls to overseas numbers - if you're one of its pay-as-you-go customers.
The provider will charge between 5p and 20p per minute to make a call to another mobile, and 5-10p to call a landline. Texts costs 15p.
The calls and texts must me made to any of 50 countries, and you have to opt in to the deal, which T-Mobile calls "International Pass", by texting INT to 441. That text is free. If you have already signed up, the new rates will be applied automatically, the carrier said.
International Pass will become available on Monday, 8 March.
The full list of countries and rates can be found in the PDF here. ®
How cool that new rates apply to not-always-so-loyal prepaid customers, while post-paid contract punters are still charged 70p a minute to call an EU country, unless they're ready to pocket out additional £5 a month (!) just to get 4p/15p rates - still worse than prepaid rates.
As I said, FREAKING RIDICULOUS!
Prepaid vs post paid
I speak as a prepaid user (I use O2, not T-mobile for the record) as I do not want a contract for several hundred minutes I won't use.
While I see your point Dawid Lorenz aboiut PAYG not being tied, it offers at least one advantage for the operator.
Now that the old style scratchcards have pretty much disappeared fraud has been reduced and the operator is guaranteed the money up front.
In a post paid situation they are extending credit over the course of a month and are not always certain that they will get their money.