Can anyone please help me with a phone enquiry?
I want to phone a mobile number using my land-line; the mobile number is in the Ukraine and starts with +38067XXXXXXXX
I have tried many prefix number combinations but with no success.
I am phoning from the UK.
The number should be 14 digits long including the international code which is 0038.
Once you establish the correct number, google "cheap international calls" then you can save yourself 90% cost of making a call. BT charge 75p per min. There are some deals where you can get 7p per min as mentioned by Martin_FFC above.
Best to try calling on BT first just to get the number right.
First time I was in Ukraine I had trouble with connecting to her phone as I was on roaming and her number was local cellnet. Experimented adding and removing a zero or two and it worked. When I came back home I had to experiment again. (can't remember the exact details)
btw... from my tesco 'pay as you go' sim, it totals at 10p per minute. is any other better than that? i've been pretty confused by per min fees + connection fees + maintanence fees... so for now 4p sounds pretty good!
Yahoo messenger has a phone out feature. You use a microphone on your computer and add a $10 US or $25 US credit with your credit card. I think a mobile in Ukraine costs .11 US. I used cheap phone cards from here but they were very deceptive. In the first place the connection would only last a maximum of 7 minutes and you had to redial. I would get a message that I had a certain amount of minutes to talk but half that many minutes later the card expired. So if you use a card check them by logging the time started and finished compared to minutes to start and minutes left.
Yahoo on the other hand charges minute by minute and you have a dialog box on your screen to watch it. At times it will like the phone cards start charging without a connection but if you click on end call when this happens within 3 seconds it does not charge your account. After using it a few times you will know which are the legitimate rings and which are only dumping into empty circuits and can usually avoid being charged.
If you have a stable Internet (good dial up works)I think it is clearer than a phone. It comes through your speakers on your computer so you have volume control. A wizard offers to help set up your speakers and mic the first time you use it. If you enter a phone number in your yahoo address book then when you want to call you select the contacts tab on your yahoo messenger, then select show address book from the drop down and click on the phone icon beside the contact you want to call. It will give you an option to call the stored number or call another phone number, click on the stored number and it opens a dialog box and is making the call. There is a button to end the call and if you do so another button will appear that allows you to call again.
Do a google search for Yahoo phone and you can find a good overview of how it works.
Thanks for all the help and advice.
I did successfully manage to contact my friend, and if anyone else needs any help, the number that you use is indeed 0038067XXXXXXX; a 14 digit number, just like Kirkland said.