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O2 launches international calling card

Mobile phone network O2 has unveiled its own international calling card, which offers 100-percent of its allowance – unlike other similar products.

Calling cards from other companies found in shops and on the high-street deliver as low as 28-percent of the advertised minutes, according to research from Ofcom in a report entitled ‘International Calling Cards Evaluation’ – where this offering from O2 delivers all that it promises.

O2’s international calling card provides rates from 1p a minute, with no hidden charges that accompany similar products.

These undisclosed fees dramatically impact the allowance of that card and reduce the amount on offer by taking fees to connected calls, disconnected calls, with fees for maintenance and the cost of calling a premium rate phone number.

There are also reports that the other calling cards are noted for their poor practices, with early disconnections, poor quality lines, the inability to active the cards and the complexity of the charges.

O2 is aiming to circumvent all the unnecessary uncertainty of using untrustworthy cards, by using their name to provide zero hidden charges, with one simple number to use, with a UK based telephone customer service and the ability to call almost every country across the globe.

The O2 International Calling Card costs £5 and is available from over 20,000 retail outlets across the UK, including O2 stores and from

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.