July 03, 2013 08:15 ET

UK International Callers Could Save GBP 203 Million on International Calls by Switching to giffgaff

- giffgaff reveal a brand-new international tariff for their mobile network.

- Using the new rate from giffgaff, the UK could save up to GBP 203 million on international calls every year.

- giffgaff will be rolling these significantly reduced tariffs onto all of their SIM-cards.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 3, 2013) -, the UK's only community-driven SIM-only mobile network, has today revealed their brand new and extremely competitive international calling rates. giffgaff are hoping that their reduced international calling rates will make their SIM-only deals even more attractive, especially since 2011 Census results show that 7.5 million non-British people are living in the UK.

2.48 billion International mobile minutes were used in Britain in 2012, costing consumers an estimated £352 million. However, with international minutes costing on average 6p per minute with giffgaff, the same number of minutes would have totalled just £148 million - a saving of £203 million per year.

In addition, as communication technologies have continued to improve, the volume of international traffic has doubled since 2006. With this in mind, giffgaff will be looking to service this need by offering excellent value calling to at least the top 50 international destinations from the UK. These significantly reduced tariffs will be rolled out on all of their SIM- cards and will be available to all members.

giffgaff's new rates will even compete with specialist low-cost international call networks. Here is a sample taken for the 15 most popular calling destinations:

Country giffgaff Lyca* Lebara* Vectone*
India Mobile 2p 1p 1p 1p
Landline 2p 1p 1p 1p
Poland Mobile 4p 1p 10p 10p
Landline 2p 1p 1p 1p
Ireland Mobile 5p 1p 19p 19p
Landline 2p 1p 7p 1p
Pakistan Mobile 8p 8p 8p 8p
Landline 8p 8p 8p 8p
Germany Mobile 5p 9p 19p 19p
Landline 5p 5p 7p 2p
USA Mobile 3p 6p 6p 5p
Landline 3p 6p 6p 5p
France Mobile 5p 9p 19p 19p
Landline 5p 5p 7p 2p
China Mobile 2p 3p 3p 1p
Landline 2p 1p 1p 1p
Italy Mobile 7p 9p 19p 19p
Landline 3p 6p 7p 2p
Australia Mobile 10p 9p 16p 19p
Landline 2p 1p 2p 3p
Lithuania Mobile 5p 10p 10p 10p
Landline 3p 2p 2p 1p
Romania Mobile 5p 10p 10p 9p
Landline 2p 2p 2p 1p
Canada Mobile 3p 6p 6p 6p
Landline 3p 6p 6p 6p
Spain Mobile 9p 9p 19p 19p
Landline 2p 5p 7p 2p
Hong Kong Mobile 3p 3p 3p 3p
Landline 3p 1p 1p 1p
*standard network prices correct on 26/06/2013

The new international pricing structure at giffgaff will enable their members to make more regular international calls on their mobile phones. For instance, with giffgaff you are able to make calls to landlines and mobiles in Hong Kong, Canada, India, USA, and Poland for less than 5p a minute, and calls to the Americas and Canada at a lower cost than on Lyca, Lebara, and Vectone.

With more and more people making international calls, giffgaff hope that their new pricing policy will encourage people to avoid the "throw away" experience of using a calling card. When asked why giffgaff decided to tackle the international calls market, Mark Entwistle, their Product Manager answered:

"At giffgaff we know how important it is for people to get great value from their mobile. That's why we offer all round great prices in our goodybags and our new look International prices, so our members get a great deal no matter if you're calling another number in the UK or abroad."

While giffgaff is delighted to be offering such fantastic value on their international calls, the company is also very happy to be able to support these offers with strong UK rates and free giffgaff to giffgaff calls.

For more information or to view one of their fantastic international SIM-only deals, visit the giffgaff website.

Contact Information

  • giffgaff
    Alison Esposti
    Marketing Manager
    07746 187428