Free 30 minutes of international calls for EE customers

Jordon Cox

By MoneySavingExpert's Coupon Kid, Jordon Cox

If you fancy a good old-fashioned call to someone abroad, you can pick up the phone to them free for 30 minutes if you’re an EE customer and claim this deal.

There are 150,000 free call bundles available and it’s first-come first-served (the offer launched on Mon 23 May). It’s valid for calls to international mobiles and landlines in 50 countries, including Australia, the USA and Ireland.

Simply text ‘CALL FREE’ (with a space between the two words) to the free number ‘150‘ and you’ll get a text back almost immediately saying if you’re successful or not. If successful, you should then receive a text a few minutes later confirming your 30 mins are active. You’ll then have seven days to use the minutes – you don’t have to use all 30 minutes in one call.

Why use it?

If you have family or friends abroad, the best free way to contact them is usually Skype, as this is always free (though you’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi). But if you wanted to contact loved ones while on the move, then claiming this offer is a great way to do so. You won’t incur any fees for claiming, unless you go over the 30 minutes.

Key need-to-knows

  • Once you go over the 30 minutes, you’ll be charged at standard rate per minute – but you should get a notification saying your time is up.
  • This is specifically for calls from the UK to mobiles and landlines in other countries.
  • It’s not limited to calling any specific networks (though you’ll have to be on EE to get it).
  • It is for available for pay monthly and sim only customers.

Where can you call?

Countries available to call in this offer include: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, South Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Virgin Islands.

Will your ears be ringing with delight for these free minutes? Let me know if you claimed it in the comments below, on Twitter @Jordon_Cox or on Facebook.