Three is taking on the likes of Lycatel and Lebara by cutting the price of calling international mobiles and landlines.
The service, which has been running since April this year has been extended and expanded, adding 13 new countries and better prices.
The move will allow the network’s PAYG customers to dial a shortcode followed by the number of the person they want to speak to, for calls to 25 key destinations across the world.
Prices start at 3p per minute to Indian landlines and mobiles; 2p per minute to Polish landlines; 3p per minute to Chinese mobiles and landlines; 4p per minute to Bangladeshi mobiles and landlines, and 6p per minute to Pakistani landlines.
Calling landlines or mobiles in the USA now costs 3p, as do similar calls to Canada, while Australia costs 3p per minute to landlines or 14p per minute to mobiles. Calls to Ireland come in at 2p per minute to landlines and 14p per minute to mobiles, and phoning Germany 3p per minute to a landline or 12p per minute to a landline.
Three’s PAYG customers can also programme their most frequently used overseas numbers, proceeded by the prefix for that location, into their phones for ease of use.