TalkTalk launches UK’s best value landline calls to 100 international destinations

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500 Minutes to 100 international destinations for only £5

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The 500 Global Minutes Boost will mean our customers will be able to enjoy the UK’s best value landline calls to international destinations.

TalkTalk, the home phone, broadband and mobile company, has today announced the launch of its 500 Global Minutes Boost product. Customers will get 500 minutes of calls from their landline to 100 international destinations, including both mobile and landline numbers, for just £5, without the hassle of using calling cards or international mobile SIMs.

Customers will be able to use their minutes anytime of the day or night and will be able to manage their minutes online through the My Account facility. At just 1p per minute, the Global Minutes Boost provides the UK’s best value landline calls to 100 international destinations (compared to BT, Virgin, Sky and Plusnet).

Destinations covered by the Global Minute Boost include India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Brazil, as well as top European destinations, the USA, Canada and Australia. TalkTalk customers can make significant savings by using the Global Minute Boost; for example, t costs over 50p a minute to call an India mobile from a BT landline, but TalkTalk customers can now enjoy prices of just 1p per minute.

Tristia Clarke, Commercial Director TalkTalk said: “At TalkTalk we think everyone should be able to keep in touch with their friends and family around the world without it costing the earth. The 500 Global Minutes Boost will mean our customers will be able to enjoy the UK’s best value landline calls to international destinations”.

Customers can sign up to Global Minutes Boost from 1 October. To find our more about the Global Minutes Boost visit TalkTalk's boosts.

About TalkTalk

  • TalkTalk now has 4.2 million broadband and phone customers signed up to TalkTalk and AOL Broadband.
  • TalkTalk operates a fully unbundled network, which extends to over 2,000 exchanges and covers over 85% of our customers.
  • In uSwitch's Customer Satisfaction Report 2010, TalkTalk was voted the best value for money home phone provider. And in's Broadband Awards 2010, TalkTalk Essentials was voted the best home broadband. TalkTalk also picked up's best broadband and home phone award.
  • TalkTalk's site ( is the online hub for customers to manage their account, use their webmail, resolve their problems and access a range of information and entertainment content. The site is used by nearly three million users every month.
  • TalkTalk is one of seven partners behind YouView (, the new internet-connected TV service, along with the BBC, ITV, BT, Channel 4, Arqiva and Five. YouView will launch to UK homes in 2012.
  • Follow TalkTalk on Twitter and on our blog: @TalkTalkTips and
  • TalkTalk has a wide range of Boosts which allow both essentials and Plus customers to customise their phone and broadband package to their own requirements.

About 500 GMB (additional)

  • 500MGB is available to Plus and Essentials customers
  • The maximum call time for any single call will be 60 minutes
  • TalkTalk Plus and Essentials customers will never be charged more than 5p per minute if they exceed their 500 minutes
  • No long term commitment will be necessary. The 500 GMB is flexible and can easily be added or removed through My Account
  • Full terms and conditions are available on the TalkTalk website


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