Cheap Phone Cards
Make international calls from your mobile from just 1p a minute with a Planet Numbers 'phone card'
Using our cheap 'Phone Card' service, you can call all around the world from your mobile from as little as 1p a minute to call Europe, 1.5p to call India, 1p a minute to call the USA, and just 1.5p a minute to call Australia, (plus a 5p connection charge for each call).
You just buy a £5 'phone card' by text - there's no actual card, it's really just a PIN number. You use it every time you dial the Planet Numbers access number whenever you want to make a super-cheap international call from your mobile. Here's how it works:
1. Text PLANET to 68888. This will cost you £5 plus the cost of one standard network text.
2. We'll text you a PIN instantly
3. Dial 0161 328 2820 from your mobile followed by your usual FULL international number including 00. You can find the per minute cost here on our tariff page.
4. When you've used up your £5 just text PLANET to 68888 again.
Please note that if you're a Virgin Mobile user you can't currently use this service. Sorry!
Click a letter to find the very latest super-cheap rates for the country you want to call from your mobile
Automatic balance update every time you call
Once you've texted PLANET to 68888 and got your Planet Numbers PIN, you can make fantastically cheap overseas calls from your mobile - from as little as 1p a minute - until you've used up your £5. And at Planet Numbers phone card calling rates, that's a lot of long conversations!
To make a call, you just dial 0161 328 2820. Everytime you use the service we'll tell you your current balance so you always know how much of your £5 you have left. There's a 5p connection charge per call but the cost of calling our 0161 access number will normally be covered by your regular 'minutes' allowance. Please check if you're unsure.
And by the way, be careful not to press your phone's Call button more than once or you might get charged for the full cost of your international call by your network as well as for the Planet Numbers phone card charge.
No daily charges to worry about
When you use a Planet Numbers international phone card, all you pay is our advertised cost per minute for the country you want to call, plus a standard 5p connection charge. See here for the latest rates.
These per minute rates apply all day, every day and are the same for every mobile network. (Unfortunately, Virgin customers cant currently use our service.)
There are no daily charges, and you have a full 60 days to use your £5 credit. After this time you will lose any remaining credit and your PIN will no longer work.
No automatic renewals
We want you to be in charge of how much you spend and how often you renew your 'phone card'. So we'll never automatically renew you. If you want another £5 of super-cheap international calls from your mobile, just text PLANET to 68888 again - as often as you like.
If the line's engaged, hang up!
If the international number you want to chat to is engaged, or nobody answers, hang up. Your network supplier may charge you for the call to our 0161 line even if you don't complete the international call. Most mobile users will be covered by their regular monthly minutes allowance, of course.
Click on a country to find the latest rates
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Serbia and Montenegro
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- St. Helena
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Pierre and Miquelon
- St. Vincent and Grenedines
The Small Print
You can use our Phone Card service if you're under 18 but please get the bill payers permission first.
Texts sent to 68888 are charged at your service provider's standard SMS rate and will be billed by them to the account holder for that line.
The return message you receive will cost ££5 (inclusive of 20% VAT) from O2, Vodafone, EE, Orange, T Mobile and 3G billed to the account holder for that line. Always make sure you have the bill payer's permission before you use this service. We will credit you with calling credit (as per our tariff) and issue a PIN to that value with a UK geographic landline telephone number to access the service. Please note that all PINs and credit will expire 60 days from date of original purchase.
Calls to the UK geographical landline number (0161 328 2820) will be charged as per your mobile network price plan to a UK geographical landline, or may be part of your monthly inclusive minutes allowance. Please check with your service provider to confirm this.
Calls are charged by the minute and subject to a 5p connection charge on all calls (all quoted prices are inclusive of VAT, and apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when using the 01 access number). Rates are effective from 01.09.2014 and may be subject to change without notice. A maximum purchase of £30 per day per SIM card (mobile telephone number) applies. We reserve the right to terminate any call if we consider it is being made unlawfully or fraudulently and also to suspend any pins that we feel have been potentially purchased fraudulently. In this case any outstanding calling credit will be cancelled and will not be refunded. The service is subject to availability. E&OE.