This service has been designed to be very easy to use. You simply send
a text message containing your town or postcode to one of our text top-up
numbers. These numbers are not premium services. You will only be charged
the rate for standard texts, and if you have free or unlimited text
messages, you will not need to pay anything to text our top-up numbers.
These numbers are not Channel Islands numbers, but proper UK numbers. The
top-up numbers are listed as follows:
You will have to send three text messages to get one minute of calling
time to India, or any of the other destinations in the full
destination list below. You can make this process much easier by sending a
message containing your town or postcode to all five text top-up numbers at once. This way
you could get nearly 2 minutes of calling time for each message you send. If
your phone allows, you can also create multiple phonebook entries for each
text number and then send one message to each entry allowing the same
message to be sent to the same underlying number several times at once.
This would allow you to top-up for 10 minutes or even an hour with one message.
Simply create a template message and address book group, and you could
top-up lots of minutes in just a few clicks! If you would like to be able
to top-up by text from one but make calls from another, you can link
accounts together. For information on
this, please click here.
This service works from any UK mobile, including those on
O2, Vodafone, Orange,
T-Mobile, Three and
To make a call to your destination, just use one of the geographic
access numbers. The cost of calling any of these will cost the same as any
UK landline, and can even be free if you use a mobile with inclusive
minutes or with free landline minutes.
023 8098 7989 (Southampton)
0121 314 8324 (Birmingham)
0141 530 8109 (Glasgow)
0161 660 5835 (Manchester)
0113 350 6312 (Leeds)
The service uses per minute billing, and a three minute minimum call
charge for any successfully connected call. There are no other hidden charges and minutes do not expire.
The full destination list for this service, no matter which way you
top-up is as follows: