O2 today announced it is to significantly reduce the cost of international calls to mobiles and landline numbers, to as little as 1p per minute, and texts to just 10p. On 22 November, O2 will cut international calling costs for existing Pay & Go customers, and offer the same calling card rates to new customers, through the launch of O2 International SIM. In some cases, calls will be cut from £1.50 to 1p per minute.
O2 International SIM will be the latest addition to O2’s Pay & Go range and will offer great value to call mobiles. The international SIM will allow customers to call mobile and landline numbers in India and China for 1p per minute, Pakistan for 4p per minute and the USA for 2p per minute. International SIM is available to all Pay & Go customers free of charge. These customers will also benefit from significant value on calls and texts made in the UK with the addition of the O2 Unlimited tariff to the SIM. This will give customers unlimited O2 to O2 text messages with a £10 top up and unlimited O2 to O2 calls with every £15 top up to 22 million O2 customers.
In order to bring the same great value to O2’s loyal Pay & Go customers, the new international rates will also be automatically applied to O2’s existing O2 Unlimited Pay & Go tariff.
Sally Cowdry, O2’s Consumer and Marketing Director, said: “Collectively, our customers spend longer talking on their phone internationally than those on any other network, and we recognise that more and more time is being spent calling mobiles abroad. We’re really pleased to be offering both existing and new Pay & Go O2 Unlimited customers calling card rates for making international calls, at as little as 1p per minute.
“At O2, we set out to deliver great experiences for our customers and fantastic value for money, whether that be through Priority Moments – which offers our customers exclusives, special deals and experiences – or by offering some of the lowest rates in the UK, to call friends and family across the world.”