BT call charges: national and international calls from landline and mobile

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Last update: October 2, 2023
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BT call charges are a deciding factor for customers who want to switch to BT landline or mobile services. This article discusses BT call charges on landline and mobile packages for national and international calls. We aim to help you acquire the knowledge you need to make the best choice for yourself.

BT call charges: how much are they?

The price you pay for a call on BT depends on your landline or mobile package; pay as you go, 700 minutes or unlimited minutes.

Pay-as-you-go subscribers pay 22.84p per minute for Landlines and mobiles in the UK. Customers who subscribe to the 700 minutes plan get the 700 minutes to call UK landline and mobile numbers without charge, then pay a standard rate of 22.84p per minute. Subscribers to the unlimited plan get to call for free as long as their contract lasts.

All mobile packages come with unlimited calls and texts.

Please find in the table below bt landline call charges for different BT landline packages.

Packages Features Charges
Pay As You Go Day or night, calls to landlines and mobiles in the UK cost 22.84p per minute.
  • Block unwanted calls using BT Call Protect.
  • Get International call add-ons at an additional cost.
£23.05 a month (include line rental)You have to sign a twelve-months contract.
700 Minutes Get 700 minutes per month to call any UK landline or UK mobile, anytime of the day or night.
  • Use BT Call Protect to block unwanted calls.
  • Calling charges to other countries are offered as international add-ons.
£30.55 a month (include line rental)You have to sign a twelve-months contract.
Unlimited minutes Make unlimited calls, day or night, to any UK landline or mobile number.
  • Use BT Call Protect to block unwanted calls.
  • International add-ons are available at an additional cost when phoning abroad.
£39.05 a month(include line rental)You have to sign a twelve-months contract.

BT standard call charges per minute

BT will charge you at the rates listed below if you go over your inclusive allowance.

Calls to Rates
UK landlines 22.84p per minute
UK mobile Standard 22.84p per minute

BT call charges: international and overseas calls

BT's international calls add-ons are terrific options to call less expensively if you enjoy chit-chatting with friends and relatives who live abroad.

For just £2.30 a month, Friends and Family International offers you reduced call rates to 236 foreign locations. Also, for £9.82 per month, Foreign Freedom offers cheaper rates to the rest of the world along with 600 minutes of complimentary calling to BT's most popular international locations.

BT international call charges differ based on location. Please find BT charges for international calls to some popular locations in the table below.

Destination Device type Standard BT international rates Friends and family international International freedom
USA Landline 68.53p per minute 6.85p per minute Inclusive then 6.85p per minute
Mobile 68.53p per minute 6.85p per minute Inclusive then 6.85p per minute
Canada Landline 68.53p per minute 6.85p per minute Inclusive then 6.85p per minute
Mobile 68.53p per minute 6.85p per minute Inclusive then 6.85p per minute
France Landline 20.65p per minute 6.85p per minute Inclusive then 6.85p per minute
Mobile 20.65p per minute 20.65p per minute 20.65p per minute
India Landline 102.79p per minute 6.85p per minute Inclusive then 6.85p per minute
Mobile 102.79p per minute 41.11p per minute 41.11p per minute
Nigeria Landline 137.06p per minute 27.41p per minute 27.41p per minute
Mobile 137.06p per minute 68.53p per minute 68.53p per minute

Download the BT price guide to different phone locations worldwide to see how much it will cost. The 'Calling Packages Charges' section lists the rates for each nation.


Digital Voice BT call charges: are these calls included?

Yes, BT digital voice calls are included. The price of your single bundle includes the cost of the new Digital Voice and broadband services. Digital Voice is included at no additional cost.


BT call charges for mobile

The table below contains information on BT call charges for BT mobile subscribers.

Packages Features Charges
4GB data plan
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£13 a month.You have to sign a twelve-months contract.
8GB data plan
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£15 a monthYou have to sign a twelve-months contract.
12GB data plan
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£17 a monthYou have to sign a twelve-months contract.
25GB
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£20 a monthYou have to sign a twelve-months contract.
40GB
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£25 a monthYou have to sign a twelve-months contract.
100GB
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data. million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£30 a monthYou have to sign a twelve-months contract.
5GB
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data. million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£13 a monthYou have to sign a 24-months contract.
10GB
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data. million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£15 a monthYou have to sign a 24-months contract.
40GB
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data. million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£20 a monthYou have to sign a 24-months contract.
100GB
  • 5G and 4G enabled.
  • Unlimited texting and calling.
  • You can either add or subtract data.
  • You can either add or subtract data. million BT Wi-fi hotspots
£25 a monthYou have to sign a 24-months contract.

Frequently asked questions about BT call charges.

Does bt charge for 1471 calls?

It costs nothing to use 1471 to learn who last called you. However, a 35p fee is added to the call's cost if you press 3 to return the call.

Are calls to 0800, 0300 or other numbers free with BT.

The table below provides information on access call charges to various numbers.

Number BT landline charges BT mobile charges
09 22.84p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by unlimited minutes 34.26p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by call plan minutes
0870 Free on call plan minutes (22.84p per minute after you’ve used up your minutes) 34.26p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by call plan minutes
087 (except 0870 numbers) 22.84p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by unlimited minutes 34.26p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by call plan minutes
0845 Free on call plan minutes (22.84p per minute after you’ve used up your minutes) 34.26p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by call plan minutes
084 (except 0845 numbers) 22.84p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by unlimited minutes 34.26p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by call plan minutes
0800, 0808 Free Free
118 22.84p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by unlimited minutes 34.26p/min (plus service charge) on any plan - calls are not covered by call plan minutes
03 Free on call plan minutes (22.84p per minute after you’ve used up your minutes) Free on call plan minutes (39.97p per minute after you've used your minutes)
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