The reason why calling mobiles is more expensive is because of the greed of
mobile network operators. Whenever a phone call crosses between two networks
(e.g. from a landline to mobile), the person who owns the destination network
charges a 'termination fee' from the other network. Mobile networks are just
greedy and set this fee at a very high level (probably to help pay for most
mobile networks' huge advertising spending). Competition / fair trading
authorities are investigating this.
Phone operators like us are powerless to reduce the price, and we make no more
profit on you calling a mobile than we do on a landline.
The good news is that through pressure, these rates have come down and we
have been able to significantly reduce the cost of calling mobiles in many
countries, allowing you to make cheap mobile calls as well.
New: download our printable
cheap international phone calls
guide (PDF). It lists all our destinations as well as their
access numbers, costs and dialing codes.
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