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Firstnumber Welcomes The Proposals To Cut EU Mobile ‘Roaming’ Prices

The recent proposal of cuts being made to mobile phone roaming charges while in the EU has been widely acclaimed by Firstnumber, a service provider that offer cheap international calls from anywhere in the UK.

The proposal made by the European Commission is aimed at reducing mobile phone costs when making calls, sending texts and browsing the internet anywhere in the EU. With the intention of making it the same price as it costs when at home. The EC have stated that it costs roughly £2 per megabyte to download when abroad without any current maximum cap set. To make a call it is currently 31p per minute and 10p per minute to receive a call.

The proposed plans if agreed the will come into force in 2014, and set a maximum cap to data charges set at 45p for data per megabyte. Calling will be reduced to 22p when making a call and 9p when receiving a call per minute.

A spokes from Firstnumber has stated that “this proposal is long over due and consumers have been charged at an unreasonable rate for too long. These plans help match what consumers expect to pay and will hopefully increase competition and choice within the market, whilst helping to create better offers for consumers.”

The Firstnumber spokesperson also went on to suggested it’s important that cheap international calls are made even more readily available to everyone and that it doesn’t stop with this proposal.

The proposal includes the recommendation that mobile customers will be able to opt for a separate cheaper mobile contract that will allow for cheaper roaming costs and will use the same number and SIM card.

Firstnumber advises all users before going on holiday to remember the following tips that may help you from being caught out – Start by using Wi-Fi wherever possible, as there will be many hotspots within all major cities, secondly, try short texts to help stay in touch and forget about worrying for every minute on the phone. Lastly, check before leaving for a holiday with the phone operator and make sure of all the data charges and price to call.

For more information on Firstnumber visit http://www.firstnumber.co.uk.

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Firstnumber Celebrates Armed Forces Day With Special Rates on Calls to Afghanistan and Iraq

First Number, a leading provider of cheap international calls from the UK, is celebrating Armed Forces Day by offering users special deals on calls to Iraq and Afghanistan. On the 25th of June, friends and family of men and women in the armed forces can get in touch for just 20p per minute to an Afghani landline, or 4p per minute to an Iraqi landline. Firstnumber is also offering special rates for calls made to mobiles, with both Afghani and Iraqi mobile rates set at 25p per minute.

The deal enables friends and family to keep in touch with members of the armed forces, as well as to show their support for service men and women abroad.

Users can stay up to date with deals like the Armed Forces Day call offer, simply by signing up for Firstnumber’s RSS feed. The provider’s website also features a cheap international call toolbar – offering users the best of their site, hand-picked links, a Google-powered search box, and more – as well as various social networking options. Customers can become fans on Facebook, or follow Firstnumber on Twitter – both of which will update users regularly on special offers, regular updates, and new cheap landline and mobile access numbers.

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Two-year Old Accidentally Leaks News Of A Plot To Lock Out Protesters When Playing With Phone, Firstnumber Advises Parental Caution

Following news that a two-year-old girl accidentally leaked plans to lock out dock workers in Australia, cheap call provider Firstnumber advises parents to keep their mobiles to themselves.

Shipping company Patrick Stevedores has been caught planning to lock wharfs in Australia out of the docks, thanks to the curiosity of a two-year-old.

The revelation has caused relationships between opposing sides of a long running disagreement between dock workers, with some saying the dispute could reignite disagreements first aired in 1998. According to the Herald Sun, this could put the jobs of hundreds of Melbourne workers at risk.

News of the potential lock out was accidentally leaked after the lead negotiator, Mick O’Leary, was found to have left an inflammatory voicemail on the mobile phone of his union counterpart. However, O’Leary was not aware he was being recorded at the time, and the message was left accidentally when his two-year-old niece dialled the number of Garry Keane while playing with his phone.

In the controversial three minute recording, O’Leary can be heard detailing a plan to take on dock workers. The incident has prompted Firstnumber, international call experts, to issue a reminder to parents. “There are few things as tempting to young children as phones, especially of the mobile variety. There’s something about the shape, size and the air of the forbidden that makes them magnets for small hands.

“Smartphones have only increased the appeal, and many parents are happy to hand over their gadgets for the sake of a few peaceful minutes. However, these phones aren’t made for children.”

Following the discovery of the message, which suggests that Patrick will lock dock workers out for a month beginning at the start of June, union officials have spoken out about the tactics employed by the lead negotiator and the shipping company.

O’Leary, who was once himself an official of the Maritime Union of Australia has attracted criticism from the organization. Responding to claims that Patrick was planning to reignite the worst of the 1998 dispute, a spokesperson for the company claimed that O’Leary was not speaking for the company, and that he had exceeding his authority.

Patrick now claims a ‘lock out’ is a last resort. However, the damage to its and O’Leary’s reputation may already be done opines cheap mobile call providers Firstnumber. A spokesperson elaborated: “It’s an unfortunate situation for Mr O’Leary to find himself in. Obviously his plans were not meant to be shared, and we have no way of knowing how accurate his message was.

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Firstnumber.co.uk offers Brits an affordable way to keep in touch with friends and family in Thailand during Thai new year

A UK based cheap international call provider has pledged to help people living in Britain keep in touch with family members and friends in Thailand as the country begins its new year celebrations.

Www.Firstnumber.co.uk currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers to make cheap international calls at a heavily discounted rate; Thailand is just one of the countries serviced by the company.

Traditionally celebrated from the 13th – 15th of April, the Songkran festival now features week-long street parties and water fights.

Celebrations in the northern city of Chiang Mai run for most of the month and are extremely popular amongst travellers and tourists looking to immerse themselves in Thai culture as well as finding a rather unconventional way to cool down from the intense heat.

Firstnumber.co.uk spokesperson Andy Steele hopes the service – which allows callers to dial landlines and mobiles for just 1p a minute – http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/en/cheap-international-calls/cheap-calls-to/thailand/ – will allow individuals based in Britain to wish loved ones a happy new year.

“Songkran is a really exciting time of year to visit Thailand, not just for the great weather but for the party atmosphere that runs from north to south for most of April.

“Needless to say, Thailand is a particularly popular destination for tourists during April and it’s understandable that family and friends will want to keep in touch with loved ones during their travels or perhaps wish Thai residents a happy new year too.”

Firstnumber’s service is currently one of the cheapest on the market by offering more generously discounted calls than many of its competitors with calls to landlines and mobiles both priced at 1p a minute.

Firstnumber works by providing callers with a discount code with is placed at the start of the number they wish to call. The code then applies the discount to the call from the offset, allowing callers to save tens of pounds in comparison to a standard BT line.

In celebration of Songkran, Firstnumber have put together a Thai-inspired feature – http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/en/news/say-suk-san-wan-songkran-happy-songkran-day-thai-n/

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International Call Provider – firstnumber.co.uk – Helps Celebrate St Patrick’s Day With Cheap Calls To Ireland For 1p/min

As the world gears up for another St Patrick’s day strewn with shamrocks and Guinness, cheap international call provider Firstnumber has decided to celebrate the luck of the Irish with cheap calls to Ireland.

In fact, as St Patrick’s day celebrations get into full swing in countries like Canada, the USA, Argentina and New Zealand, UK residents can enjoy cheap calls to Ireland for just 1p a minute from a standard BT landline when combined with Firstnumber’s discount access code.

Firstnumber.co.uk – whose slogan is ‘where cheap calls cost pennies’ – offers discounted dialling on calls to both landlines and mobiles, meaning added flexibility for consumers looking to wish a happy St Patrick’s day to friends and family living in Ireland.

Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber’s St Patrick’s day number will help bring people together this March 17th:

“St Patrick’s day is a special celebration for many people right across the globe but the religious and cultural epicentre has to be in Ireland itself.

“At Firstnumber we’re proud to offer cheap calls to Ireland so people can easily connect with family and friends on the ‘Emerald Isle’ even if they can’t be there to join in the fun in person.

“For example, callers dialling Ireland for a thirty minute catch up could stand to save around £5.00 in comparison to what you might expect to pay from a standard BT landline, without the discount applied.

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Cheap International Call Provider Helps Long Distance Lovers Go The Distance With Cheap Calls This Valentine’s Day

With the ease of air travel and ongoing improvements in technology, it’s no surprise that increasing numbers of us are going the extra mile to make long distance relationships work.

Long distance relationships – just like proximal relationships – have their ups and downs but the added financial pressure of costly telephone calls and toting up the air miles can add further strains on even the most rock solid of pairings.

Thanks to cheap international call provider – Firstnumber.co.uk – however, long distance lovers can now experience a helping hand in the form of international dialling codes that allow callers to dial over two hundred and fifty plus countries for as little as one pence a minute.

Firstnumber.co.uk – whose slogan is ‘where cheap calls cost pennies’ – offers discounted dialling on calls to both landlines and mobiles, meaning added flexibility for consumers looking to wish loved ones a happy Valentine’s Day.

Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber’s Valentine’s special will help ease the financial pressure on people in long distance relationships:

“Long distance relationships are becoming increasingly popular and are particularly common among couples who opt to go to different universities but want to make their partnership work.

“At Firstnumber we’re proud to offer cheap international calls that can help couples make a huge saving to their phone bill.

“For example, callers dialling Thailand for a thirty minute catch up could stand to save just over £22 in comparison to the what you might expect to pay from a standard BT landline, without the discount applied.

“You might be able to get away with forgetting to send a Valentine’s card this year, but with Firstnumber on side you can no longer say it’s to expensive to make that all important call!”

Direct dial access codes work by placing a designated code in front of the number you wish to call.

The code then applies a discounted rate allowing users to call destinations such as France from as little as 1p a minute.

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firstnumber.co.uk – Slashes The Cost Of Calling Abroad With January Sale

With memories of the festive season quickly receding into the past, many shoppers will now be left to contend with a bout of the ‘January blues’ as the true cost of Christmas comes more clearly into focus.

It needn’t be all doom and gloom however as the January sales provide a little light relief; cheap international call provider – Firstnumber.co.uk – being no exception.

Firstnumber.co.uk – whose slogan is ‘where cheap calls cost pennies’ – now stands shoulder to shoulder with high street retailers in offering customers further discounts on its cheap international calls.

Firstnumber currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers and businesses alike to make cheap calls from mobiles – http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/en/cheap-mobile-calls/– and landlines – http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/en/cheap-landline-calls/ – at a heavily discounted rate.

Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber’s January Sale will help cash-strapped consumers keep in touch with family and friends during 2011:

“January is a tricky time for everyone in terms of getting back on our feet financially after the traditional Christmas spend.

“Tightening your belt on luxury goods or unnecessary treats is one thing but nobody should have to forego speaking to family and friends in order to stay in the black.

“This was the inspiration for our January Sale where we’ve further discounted over 50 of our most popular destinations, which now makes it even cheaper to call abroad. Some destinations have even been discounted by up to 25p a minute whilst many others start from as little as 1p/min.”

Direct dial access codes work by placing a designated code in front of the number you wish to call.

The code then applies a discounted rate allowing users to call destinations such as Australia from as little as 1p a minute.

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Save A Bundle Calling Family And Friends This Christmas With Firstnumber’s – firstnumber.co.uk – Cheap International Calls

Christmas is a costly occasion at the best of times, and this year shoppers are expected to collectively fork out a staggering £500m in the hunt for the perfect gift.

Thankfully cheap call provider – Firstnumber.co.uk – is on hand to help holiday shoppers save a bundle when calling friends and family abroad to wish them a Merry Christmas; not matter where they might be.

Firstnumber.co.uk – whose slogan is ‘where cheap calls cost pennies’ – currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers and businesses alike to make cheap international calls at a heavily discounted rate.

Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber’s service will give callers even more to celebrate:

“Nobody should have to pay through the nose to speak to family and friends; especially at a special time of year like Christmas.

“In today’s climate, more and more of us are living, travelling and working abroad which means greater numbers of families are celebrating a cross-continental Christmas.

“At Firstnumber we’re proud to do our bit to add to the festive cheer by offering callers unlimited access to our direct dial discount service which gives you the freedom to speak for as long as your like on mobiles and landlines without worrying about the costs.”

Direct dial access codes work by placing a designated code in front of the number you wish to call.

The code then applies a discounted rate allowing users to call destinations such as China from as little as 1p a minute.

This year has also seen Firstnumber highlight the kind of market leading savings its service provides via its ‘Twelve Savings of Christmas’ feature –
http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/en/news/12-savings-christmas/.

The feature illustrates the various locations customers can dial and what the savings made equate to Christmas terms.

For example, callers dialling Brazil – http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/en/cheap-international-calls/cheap-calls-to/brazil/ – for 45 minutes can stand to save £40.50 – roughly the price of a Christmas tree – in comparison to what they would usually pay using a standard BT line, without the Firstnumber discount.

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Cheap Call Provider Firstnumber Excited By the World’s First Floating Phone

It has emerged that Peter Jones, one of the five entrepreneurial ‘dragons’ of Dragons Den fame, is to launch a waterproof floating mobile phone. The device has been developed in co-operation with JCB, a venture which initially began in 2008.

The phone will be available under the Toughphone Brand, and will be released by Jones’ company Distributor Data Select. It is one of three phones to be released this week under the Toughphone brand, and are largely aimed at those in the construction industry, a fact reflected by the phone names, one of which is called the Tradesman. The devices have been developed to withstand adverse conditions, with the Tradesman representing the world’s first floating phone.

Cheap international call provider Firstnumber, believe that the latest offering in Toughphone technology is a hugely positive development for many people, especially those engaging in outdoor activities, whether work or leisure related. A Firstnumber spokesperson said:

“This phone provides an additional sense of reassurance for its users, whose exposure to adverse conditions expands the scope for mobile phone damage or breakage. For those travelling in a foreign country or at sea, the Toughphone handsets represent a reliable means of getting in touch with those back home.”

As well as targeting the outdoor trade demographics, Jones believes the sturdy handsets will appeal to those engaging in outdoor sporting activities such as sailing, skiing and mountain biking. In a slightly tongue-in-cheek tone, Distributor Data Select also commented that the phone would prove to be an ideal alternative for those who enjoy a good night out and are at risk of dropping their mobile phone down the toilet.

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Firstnumber.co.uk – Urges Tourists To The Papal Visit 2010 Not To Get Caught Out By Costly Phone Bills

cheap international call provider is urging foreign visitors attending the Pope’s tour of the UK not to get caught out by expensive mobile calls.

Thousands of people from across Europe and beyond are expected to descend on the UK to catch a glimpse of the Holy Father and attend one of a number of masses that will be held during his stay.

While 100,000 pilgrims from the British Isles are set to attend Glasgow’s open air mass, thousands more are set the travel from abroad to take part in numerous religious celebrations.

The Pope’s visit to Scotland in particular is expected to boost the country’s economy by a staggering £8.5 million as hotels, restaurants and public transport feels the benefit of hosting a major global figure.

Now cheap call provider – Firstnumber.co.uk – is doing its bit to help foreign consumers slash their telephone bills by providing discount rates to landlines and mobiles for callers dialling abroad from the UK.

Firstnumber.co.uk currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers and businesses alike to make cheap international calls at a heavily discounted rate.

Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber will become one of a number of services that pilgrims can use to help reduce their phone bills.

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Firstnumber.co.uk – Helps UK Mobile Users Reduce The £800m Wasted Every Year On Phone Tariffs

cheap international call provider is on a mission to reduce the amount of money UK mobile phone users waste using unsuitable tariffs.

Following a report by comparison site Top10.com it was revealed that many people in the UK are signed up to uneconomical contracts with customers either paying for more than they use or being penalised for exceeding their agreed number of minutes and messages.

The total amount wasted each year on unsuitable tariffs is a staggering £800m while the majority of people could stand to save as much as £62 if they switched to a better contract.

Now cheap call provider – Firstnumber.co.uk – is doing its bit to help consumers slash their telephone bills by providing discount rates to landlines and mobiles right across the globe.

Firstnumber.co.uk currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers and businesses alike to make cheap international calls at a heavily discounted rate.

Company spokesperson Andy Steele hopes Firstnumber will become one of a number of services that consumers can use to help reduce their phone bills.

“It’s shocking to think that UK consumers flush away £800m a year through mobile phone tariffs that don’t compliment their lifestyle.

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Consumers Can Protect Against Credit Card Fraud By Using Direct Dial Access Numbers Says Cheap International Call Provider Firstnumber.co.uk

A UK based cheap international call provider is attempting to combat the rise of credit card fraud by providing consumers with a telecoms service that doesn’t require card details or up front payment.

Consumers Can Protect Against Credit Card Fraud By Using Direct Dial Access Numbers Says Cheap International Call Provider Firstnumber.co.uk

Firstnumber.co.uk currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers and businesses to make cheap international calls – http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/cheap-international-calls – at a heavily discounted rate.

When using the service, consumers simply input an access code before the number they wish to dial and the cost of the call – starting from 1p per minute – is then added to their monthly phone bill.

Firstnumber.co.uk spokesperson Andy Steele hopes the service will provide callers with more options that don’t involve parting with sensitive, personal information at a time when credit card fraud is on the rise.

“Online credit card fraud in the UK rose by 55% in 2009 alone. Despite this startling statistic, consumers – particularly those of us who shop online – are still parting with personal data and financial details in potentially unsecured environments.

“The easiest way to wipe out fraud is to eliminate credit card use altogether which is why Firstnumber’s service doesn’t require an account to be set up, upfront payment or personal details of any sort.”

Despite the introduction of chip and PIN in 2006, last year saw banks and consumers fork out a record £39 million to cover the costs of online banking fraud.

Although banks have done their bit to keep up to speed with the latest security technologies, 90 per cent of online credit card related fraud is linked to computer owners entering their details on unsecured home computers.

‘Phishing scams’ – whereby consumers are lured into handing over personal information – also rose to 26,000 over the course of 2009.

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Firstnumber.co.uk Offers Brits An Affordable Way To Keep In Touch With Friends And Family In Thailand As Political Unrest Rumbles On

A UK based cheap international call provider has pledged to help people living in Britain keep in touch with family and friends in Thailand as simmering political tensions continue to grow.

Firstnumber.co.uk Offers Brits An Affordable Way To Keep In Touch With Friends And Family In Thailand As Political Unrest Rumbles On

http://www.firstnumber.co.uk currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers to make cheap international calls at a heavily discounted rate; Thailand is just one of the countries serviced by the company – http://www.firstnumber.co.uk/cheap-international-calls/cheap-calls-to/thailand

Following the Foreign Office’s warning that Britons should avoid visiting any part of Thailand given that “violence could break out without warning”, it is thought that many people will be reconsidering their travel plans.

Violence and tension has continued to escalate in the country as anti-government protesters known as Red Shirts clash with security forces amid calls for an election.

Firstnumber.co.uk spokesperson Andy Steele hopes the service will allow individuals based in Britain to keep in touch with loved ones during the continued political uprising.

“Following the Foreign Office’s recommendation that Britons should avoid travelling to Thailand it’s understandable that many people will be concerned about the safety of friends and family who are resident in the country.

“Phoning a far flung location such as Thailand can be a costly business. At Firstnumber however we appreciate that peace of mind is priceless which is why we’re proud to offer affordability with calls to Thai mobiles and landlines priced at just 1 pence a minute from any BT landline.”

It is also hoped that businesses will make use of Firstnumber’s cheap call tariffs as a means to continue trading over the phone when travel to the Thailand is too dangerous.

Firstnumber’s service is also one of the cheapest on the market with more generously discounted calls to Thailand than those advertised by the likes of Rate Buster, Joy Telecom and Pocket Dial UK.

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Firstnumber.co.uk Aims To Help Small Businesses Recover From The Recession

A UK based cheap international call provider has pledged to help small businesses recover from the recession by raising awareness about the benefits of direct dial access codes.

Firstnumber.co.uk Aims To Help Small Businesses Recover From The Recession

Firstnumber.co.uk currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers and businesses to make cheap international calls at a heavily discounted rate.

Firstnumber.co.uk spokesperson Andy Steele hopes the service will allow small businesses to save money whilst recovering from the recession.

“The recession has been a tough time for everyone let alone smaller businesses and especially those that are only in their first few years of trading. Undoubtedly, business owners will be looking for ways to save money and in doing so can often overlook basics such as utilities.

Using an access code is not only simple to do but could easily slice hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds off your phone bill.”

Direct dial access codes work by placing a designated code in front of the number you wish to call.

The code then applies a discounted rate allowing users to call destinations such as Argentina, Canada, Thailand and Argentina for as little as 2 pence per minute.

Ways in which businesses could stand to save money couldn’t come at a better time.

Finance experts are predicting some 28,000 small to medium businesses will go bust during 2010 which follows a jump of 220per cent in the number of firms declaring bankruptcy the year before.

Although small businesses will be tightening their belts in some areas and scaling back in others, Andy Steele hopes that the flexibility of services such as Firstnumber.co.uk means telecoms remain affordable and supportive of the economic upturn.

“With direct dial access codes, users can call both mobiles and landlines. This means businesses aren’t pigeon holed into calling one or the other which is often the restriction when trying to save money.

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