In today’s global society, we all need to connect with people internationally at some point in our lives. It might be friends and family from back home when you move to a new country, or it might be a customer who lives in another country.

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, we might need to make international calls, but if you use your usual landline or mobile minutes, then you could find that you’re left with a hefty bill.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make cheap international calls to countries around the world. Whether you want to make cheap calls to Poland or somewhere else in Europe, or you want to go further afield and make cheap calls to India, there’s an option out there for you.


If you’re making international calls from the UK, then Lebara has put together this list of ways to make savings and reduce the cost of your phone bill.

Choose A SIM-Only Deal With International Minutes

A SIM-Only phone deal could be a more convenient and cost-effective approach to calling your loved ones globally.

With a mobile plan that has international minutes, you don’t need to do anything. When you want to call internationally, simply find the international number, and you’re ready to get started.

Your service provider will use the time of connection and the time of termination to work out how many international calling minutes you used, then take this off of your plan’s total for the month.

Many providers, including Lebara, offer a range of flexible SIM-Only plans with international minutes as standard.

Explore our range of SIM-Only plans to find the best deal for you that allows you to make as many domestic and international calls as you need.

Use An Online Calling Or Video Chat Service

If you don’t want to use international minutes to call your loved ones, friends or business associates from around the world, then an online calling service could be the ideal solution.

There are many Internet-powered calling services, many of which offer a free app that you can use to make calls to a wide range of destinations. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Skype
  • WhatsApp
  • FaceTime
  • Viber
  • Line
  • Zoom
  • Google Meet
  • Facebook Messenger

These free apps make it easy for you to connect with individuals anywhere in the world while saving you money and effort.

When you use an online calling tool, you need to make sure that you have access to Wi-Fi. If you’re out and about, then you must ensure that you have enough data to run your app.

That means finding a phone plan with enough data included. If you do run out of data one month, then consider upgrading your SIM-Only plan or checking out the add-ons on offer to enhance your plan.

With enough data, you can have fun calling individuals from anywhere in the world. This approach does require the recipient of the call to have access to the Internet too. Still, as connectivity increases globally, you should find it easier than ever before to reach anyone, wherever they live and whatever they’re doing.

Whatever option you choose, we hope you have fun talking to your loved ones overseas!