To join the new tariff customers must pay £4.99 for an O2 Your Country Pay and Go SIM and then top-up to receive their inclusive minutes. Customers who top-up monthly will receive bundles that will enable them to make calls to international mobiles and landlines within a select amount of free minutes. Monthly £10 top-ups offer 50 free minutes, £15 top-ups give 100 minutes and £30 top-ups provide 200 minutes.
Once customers have used up all of their allocated minutes they will be charged 7p per minute for calls to international landlines and 30p per minute to a foreign mobile from their top-up credit.
Existing O2 customers on a high street SIM can join the new tariff by texting ‘Your Country’ free of charge to 21300.
O2 UK managing director Sally Cowdry said: “Many customers told us they wanted to be able to call abroad from the UK cheaply and easily to wherever their friends and family are in the world.
“So, as you can expect from O2, we have devised a way for them to do that and we are now the only network to offer prepay customer bundles of free calls to international numbers.”