Written on: 25/04/2013 by ConnorXSc
Use this all the time to call wifey in USA never had a problem with it! OK it is use it or loss it but you have 3 months from your last top-up, so only top-up by £5 each time. I would recommend this as an iPhone app as there is no connection charge and it using included mins of my phone contract. I would suggest that peoples didn't read the website right B4 buying if they think its a rip-off! (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2013
I wish I had read the reviews before I threw my money out of the window. Tesco is lying once again, it's pure theft! They remove minutes htat you haven't actually used, they have hidden charges that are not mentioned on the website and they have reidicullously expensive rates. Someone should stop them! (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2013 by arena (1 review written)
charged from my landline provider and tesco ,my landline charged me for the servise they give me but why i have to pay to tesco?the minute on the calling card gone, tesco shoud rifund us. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2013
The quality of sound was not good, but it was still convenient to make phone calls to my parents abroad. I have topped up £10 before Christmas coming to make extra phone calls, according to the lady voice, I still have lots of credit but the systems is not working at all... I wanna my money back!!! (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2012 by mallandy (1 review written)
Seemed fine , pick one up at the till , seems like all the other prepaid cards but a bit cheaper. Then when you check your landline bill a couple of months later you find you have been charged again by the landline provider !!! Im sure this is all in the small print but its not what you expect from a major retailer like Tesco . I am a regular customer and even a shareholder of Tesco plc and just cannot believe they sell this card without a highly visible warning of this double charging. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2012
Bought this to talk to my boyfriend who is abroad thought it would be a cheap way to talk. The sound quality is terrible, it cuts you off every £1 used up to tell me what my remaining credit was so I had to keep going through the whole process again to get back into contact and being charged each time for the connection and it uses up more money than it claims to. There are times when he can't hear me at all so again i have to ring off and ring back and again another connection charge!!... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2012 by everbeenhad
Going on holiday next month and thought - wrongly I could use it abroad. Chatted to salesgirl who said it would be ideal. I have been sold a pup! I will not have a computor on holiday so that option is out. I do not have a mobile phone and use a land line. I have wasted my cash. Where do I get a pin number from as the sales girl did not let me into that secret. DO NOT WASTE YOUR money on this card. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2012
I have bought a couple of these cards and find them very good.It clearly states the card runs out in 90 days you can also top up before the card runs out.Perhaps an extension of the period would be a good idea.I think some people writing these reviews have unrealistic expectacions and just like moaning. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2012 by vincent.r6
Have used this card since they were first introduced by Tesco. Frequently call Malaysia. Good connectivity, Reliability, Value for money. Does exactly as advertised. Easy to top up, especially as able to do wither on line or via Tesco Stores. Unable to fault thus far. Now phoning Turkey with it... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2012
I have been topping up and calling the Philippines after I got a tesco calling card but to my great disappointment Tesco was ripping me off!! prior to connection a female's voice informs that charges to Philippines is only 10p a minute! Blatant lie! Furthermore, I topped up with a tenner, I should have had 100 minutes of talk time but to my horror it only gave me 90 minutes worth! Where did the 10 minutes go I wonder??? I will be sending this review to Dominic from Fake Britain to have a... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2012
I bought this card specifically for calling Non-Geographically local call numbers such as 0845 .. 0844 .. 0800 .. 0870 etc.. from my mobile. I found out the cost VERY Expensive and finished all my £5 credit in 3 minutes conversation with my GP surgery. Still did not manage to even make appointment. Very expensive card. Also, they lie about expiry date within 90 days. It expires in 30 Days ONLY (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2012 by linburden
I have never had a calling card in my life time so when i was advised to purchase a card , i did from tescos as i shop at the store. Back in November when my daughter was coming home for Christmas 2011 from the Canaries i paid £10.00 for a card. After christmas she returned to the canary islands, i to my understanding had £8.02 remaining on the card. I called the number to find the card had expired. I am not happy that the card has an expiry time as this is unacceptable to me as i have not... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2012
Read Tesco website,Bought the card, followed the instructions and no problems whatsoever talking to family in New Zealand cheaply. Other friends have also used a Tesco calling card and they have had no problems either. I was rather unsure after reading these reviews whether to try this card, I am so glad I did and have come to the conclusion that some people don't read and follow instructions so are quick to give bad reviews if it does not work....well it does. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2012
Bought this international calling card in good faith as I was going to Turkey, obviously was sold the wrong card as this card is from the UK. When on holiday could not use it as we did not have computer with us to check how to use abroad! Also not aware of the 90 days expiry. Tesco should be held accountable! (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2012
This product looks great at the till and is easy to load when you buy your groceries. However, cashiers are not trained to inform you of the pitfalls: there is a 90 day expiry date which will take whatever credit is left (in very small print on the back of the card), the terms and conditions cannot be agreed to at the point of sale as you have to agree them on the internet and you can use the card without even agreeing to these (this is in even smaller print on the back of the card). When... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2011
Info and experience please. As I read the instructions you can do the following: From a land line dial 0800 for free and then dial a UK phone with 4p connection charge then 8p per minute to a mobile and 2p per minute to a land line. That is cheaper than most land line calls to a mobile or land line. Similarly it says calls to the 0208 number are free from a Tesco phone and then the above charges apply ie 4p connection and then 8p /min to a mobile and 2p /min to a landline. These are far... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2011
this tesco callingcard is a rip off first of all the costumer care is non existent there are no and nothing help on ur web site u advertised u start budding in on calls to say "ur running low on credit" all the time hence wasting 2or 3mins of calling time u are the worst calling card ever and il not be using u again nor will my friends (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2011 by cpow3433
i BOUGHT A CARD FOR £5.OO oRANGE CHARGED ME £4.20 AND I NEVER EVEN GOT A CONNECTION.I PHONED TESCO AND THEY SAID IT WAS ORANGE MADE THE CHARGE NOT THEM.THEY SAID THEY DID STATE THERE MAY BE A CHARGE,OK BUT IF THEY CHARGE £4.20 EVERY TIME YOU USE YOUR MOBILE IT WILL BE CHEAPER NOT TO USE THE TESCO CARD.I WAS GLAD I WAS ON PAY AS YOU GO AND REALISED STRAIT AWAY THE RIP OFF AND DID NOT RUN UP A BIG BILL (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2011 by Lily.maraca
I bought this card to call the middle east as I found call rates are cheap. well, most of the time, the other person at the end of the line cant hear me and when he does the voice is really unclear. I called the customer service many times, I think I paid by calling them more than what the card costed me, and each time they tell me to wait 48 hours till they fix the problem which has not been fixed until now after more than one month. Now, there is still around 76 pence in the card and I am... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2011 by Victimof13poundRipoff
The expires after 90 days is barely readible on the card and I would not have bought if I had known. I couldn't understand where the first £3 had gone but after one short call but the next £10 disappeared without trace. RIP-OFF (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2011
I am currently using this TESCO CALLING CARD I don't see nothing wrong with it. It is easy to use and the instructions are so easy to follow. It will let you know when your credit is running low not just cut off while still on the line. Above all you can still collect all your points on your Tesco card. I will always recommend TESCO CALLING CARD. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2011
The Tesco International calling card is a nightmare to use,bought about 3 months ago,tried to use it,and gave up,put it back in my wallet,tried again only to find I've lost my £10.however added another £10 as I trust Tesco (Well used to)I have nothing good to say about this card,if I manage to use the credit left...I shall Bin it...Verdict Useless...!!! (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2011
I bought two ten pound cards to take to poland for the young people I work with to use to phone home. I was useing a tesco pay as you go mobile too and we could not use either cards as the full cost was coming off the phone credit......they did not work. I have since found out that after 90 days they expire!!! It might be useful if the people who think the cards are great to explain how they got them to work?? We follwed the instructions but no joy!!! (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2011
Perfect for me and many others I phone weekly overseas, sometimes more than once. good connection! Loud and clear, 98% of the time. Once a month I would say i get a bad connection, I redial again - yes another charge - but for the small pence/min, its worth it. Nothing works 100% all the time Connection charge - yes, minimal landline 0800 charge - no mobile phone 020 - yes people should read the print on the back of the card as it is all VERY clear on there. Great and easy to use - in my... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2011 by Martyn OKelly (2 reviews written)
This is a rip off. If you've paid in advance for calls, why should it time expire after 90 days? They are just taking your money for nothing. I paid £5 and got 50p's worth. Never again (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2011
I have a a friend who has been using this card from my landline..Imagin my surprise even though he's topped it up regularly,I now find that i've been charged for all the calls he has made.
DON'T USE THIS CARD.TOO MANY HIDDEN CHARGES!!! (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2011
good and value for money,easy to use,one of the best.compare to other card. no hidden charges.value,it depends on the amount you can top which attracted me (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2011
I dont realize why people are making so much fuss, its a callingcard. I have unlimited landline package from Orange and I use this card. Its flawless... absolute value for money (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2011
Don't buy, don't use !!! international calling card Tesco, if you've got T-mobile /pay as you go/
Here is why:
1. There are many hidden charges but I'm not sure on which sides (tesco or tmobile)
2. It will erase your balance very quickly
3. You can even go into credit and if you top-up your card again it will eat your money (e.g. I top up my card for 5 and it will load only for 1 pound and even that I can't make any calls.
Now sim card is rubish.
Written on: 31/03/2011
I will not be buying this card again. It seems to be charging me doubley, both for time spent on my landline, as well as taking money off the card. It is therefore costing me much more than it says it does to make calls. What sort of card is this? (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2011
i bought your £3 card but as soon as i made my first called i was unable to do any call again. all i was told is that my telephone has been bared. this is not right as i intended to make an emergency call. please call me for a discussion on it. my number is 07904051607 (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2011
I managed to give a phone call with your card on a mobile phone and i had to give up cause I was hearing myself in an echo.I decided to try another day but the poor quality made me give up. After 90 days the card expired so it was the most expensive conversation i ever had on a mobile. The 10 pounds credit i had on the card were gone cause I had no time to read the text written in small letters when I bought your card!
I would never advice anybody to try it!I felt that my money were stolen! (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2011
Picked up the card from Tesco, just to try. Good connection and only 4p connection charges and the minutes get exhausted from my bundle mins like every calling card. Genuine product. I would highly recommend (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2011
A complete waste of money, please don't buy this card, It did not work as they say it would. I was charged twice, that is; by my current mobile network and money was also deducted from the card. Furthermore they refused to give me a refund. Please don't waste your money and time! (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2011
Just brought card to use from friends landline (do not want them to pay for my calls) and discovered they will be charged a connection fee for me to use the card when using their phone. Card clearly says 'no hidden charges'
which is completely incorrect and now I am not going to be able to use the card without the bill payer having to
pay an unknown fee. A CON (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011
Thought this card great but when I received my virgin phone bill,found that I had been charged £2.68 for the minutes used extra to amount used on the card. Should be informed of these extra charges. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2011
Absolutely fantastic, bought it yesterday and used for short call to Madrid cost 10p for 2 mins. Used again to call friend in New Zealand spoke for 20mins cost 44p, this was great as I had been charged £7.86 for 22mins to same number by Talk Talk!!! Just checked on line and will be able to call my son in Singapore for 2p per min can't wait!!! This card will save me so much money, wish I had never changed my phone from Tesco to Talk Talk but unfortunately Tesco do not do broadband where I... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2011
The calls are cheap. Good. But after 90 days it gets deleted. So I lost about £8 of my £10 because I didn't read the fine print and no-one told me at point of sale. There is no recourse, no way to get your money back. It's a rip off. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011
I have never posted a review so this is my first. Brought a three pound card as I have never found a decent calling card service.
I found it easy to use, connection quality was surprisingly good. I used my mobile to phone Canada three times and it only disconnected once, I think this was due to my mobile reception in the earea rather than than Tesco calling card service. You also have the option to save the pin number by typing *** after the first time you enter it so now it's very quick... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2010
Bought the card as website advise could use abroad, specifically Spain.
When dialled Madrid number whilst abroad numer was advised as unallocated.
same when I got home. Bit of a palava trying to get refund-customer services number on card-return to store-store now states need receipt.
Fortunately I still have these, so we will see. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2010
Very disappointed, put £10 on the card, rang my brother in holland for 20 minutes three times, not only was a charged on the card, but was charged almost £20 for the calls on my mobile phone credit. This is wrong. It actually costs me more than if I just dialled the number in holland on my mobile! Cant be right!
Would have liked to know that mobile companies take so much money from dialling an access number - then I wouldnt purchase the card! (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2010
I call South Africa regularly. Use to use all those other cards and never got the minutes promised. I then moved to Post Office and costs fell to around £10 per week.
Now with Tesco £10 lasts more than twice the time so I really am spending less.
(Their rates are 2pence with a 4pence connection vs Post Office of 5pence with some free calls every 4 months).
A pat on the back to Tesco from me.
Written on: 04/11/2010
I purchased the card in a petrol station as it looked an excellent product.
The card unbeknown to me had a shelf life of 90 days. They stole the money after this period. I finally got the money put back on the card. However I foolisly trusted Tesco as a brand and put £20.00 on it at the outset. On my current usage It will take 7-8 Years of regular topping up to get my money back. Customer service is insulting. They are hiding behind there terms and conditions however it is being sold as an... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2010
brought the international calling card to keep in touch with my mum in florida u.s.a. spent 10 pounds on credit and only spoke once on it for about half an hour.when my t-mobile bill came through i was charged 65 pound for calling america as it used my call credit and was billed for outside allowences.....NOT PLEASED do not buy this card. and check with your mobile phone company first. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2010
I've used calling cards for over 5 years and this is certainly the best one by far.
Comments below reflect folks that must be new to calling cards as they are basic mistakes.
You can diss bad products, but I'm actually glad their in this market as it will now keep everyone honest.
The way it works if you calling from mobiles use your bundled minutes.
Otherwise call from your homephone using the 0800 number all calling cards provide. (simple ain't it)
I call USA, Australia and... (read more)
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