LONDON -- BT customers could save money on their smartphone calls with BT’s new free SmartTalk app which launched today. It is the first app launched in the UK to link an iPhone with a customer’s home phone calling plan.
The app works best over wi-fi, but will also work over any mobile data connection. It allows BT customers to make phone calls whether in the UK or abroad, which are billed as if they were calling from their BT home phone. BT broadband customers have the added advantage of access to more than 7.5 million hotspots worldwide for free.
Using the app, customers could save money in a number of ways:
When travelling abroad, BT customers can use BT SmartTalk to phone home for the price of
a UK call, which may be included in their BT package.
BT customers can make inclusive calls, using their home calling plan, to UK landlines, 0800, 0845 and 0870 numbers on their smartphone.
Pay as you go (PAYG) smartphone customers can also make savings on their calls to mobiles as BT’s landline rates are cheaper than standard PAYG tariffs, or continue to use their smartphone to make calls when they are running out of credit.
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