Advantages

Worldwide Advantages

Using Webtel.mobi means you save can up to 80% or more on your call and text costs, while making the same number of mobile calls, or sending the same number of texts. To provide even more cost savings, Webtel.mobi has also been structured to also allow you to make calls from landlines.

The same low call and text costs apply at all times of the day (no "peak" or "off-peak" times), and the same cost tables apply in all countries internationally.

Calls are made and texts sent from your own mobile (or landline) phone. Your caller ID and text message ID displays your own mobile phone number (or landline number), enabling you to be called or texted back to your own phone.

Calls and texts are not "VoIP-over-mobile / Mobile VoIP", so there are no expensive data-transfer costs as are experienced with VoIP-over mobile calls.

Detailed call and cost records for all calls and texts are available within seconds of your making the call or sending the text.

Using Webtel.mobi is the same in almost every way to a standard mobile provider's service - except that our costs are lower by up to 80% or more. This means you can make the same number of calls or send the same number of texts as you usually do - but you keep up to 80% of the money that you usually use to do this.

Call and Text Savings

A summary of the cost saving advantages is as follows

  1. Local Calls & Texts

    • Local calls from a mobile Savings of up to 80%+ compared to standard mobile providers' costs.

    • Local calls from a landline Savings of up to 20% - 50% compared to standard providers' costs.

    • Local texts Savings of up to 20% - 50% compared to standard mobile providers' costs.

  2. International Calls &Texts

    • International calls from a mobile Savings of up to 80% - 98% compared to standard mobile providers' costs.

    • International calls from a landline Savings of up to 80% - 90% compared to standard providers' costs.

    • International texts Savings of up to 80% - 95% compared to standard mobile providers' costs.
      (All Webtel.mobi texts are charged as "local" texts - even if sent internationally)

  3. Roaming Calls & Texts

    • Roaming calls from a mobile Savings of up to 40% - 80% compared to standard mobile providers' costs.

    • Mobile-initiated landline to landline Savings of up to 98% compared to standard providers' costs.

    • Roaming texts Savings of up to 98%+ compared to standard mobile providers' costs.
      (All Webtel.mobi texts are charged as "local" texts - even if sent while roaming)

Other Advantages and Tips

  1. Use one account to call from any mobile or landline number

    Once you have joined and verified your Primary Mobile number, you can enter any mobile or phone number in the "From" field which contains your own number. This means that you can initiate calls from any phone mobile or landline number wherever you are - switching from your mobile to your landline, or from hotels when travelling.

  2. Mobile-initiated landline to landline / Mobile-initiated landline to mobile

    When travelling, to avoid roaming costs to your mobile, you can use your Webtel.mobi account to initiate a call from any landline where you are using your Webtel.mobi account. Simply insert the landline number where you are as your "From" number, and the calls will be made from that number to whoever you're calling - completely eliminating any roaming costs when travelling.

  3. Travelling students or cost-conscious travellers

    Travelling students or cost-conscious travellers can use mobile-initiated landline to landline/mobile calls by going into any public telephone booth in the country where you're travelling, key in the number of the public telephone in the "From" field of your Webtel.mobi account on your mobile phone and click "Call". The international call will then be initiated from the local public telephone to whoever you're calling at Webtel.mobi rates, completely eradicating roaming costs.

  4. From hotels - direct room calling

    If calling from an hotel which has a direct dial through to your room, just use the mobile-initiated landline to landline/mobile system to key in your direct room telephone number in the "From" field of your Webtel.mobi account on your mobile phone and click "Call". The call will then be initiated from your room telephone to whoever you're calling at Webtel.mobi rates, completely avoiding high hotel calling costs.

  5. From hotels - calling via reception

    If calling from a hotel that only allows incoming calls via reception, send a text to whoever you're calling telling them to expect a call, and when they get the call to wait a few seconds until the call rings the hotel reception, and then ask for your room number. Then just use the mobile-initiated landline to landline/mobile system to key in the number that you want to call in the "From" field, and your own hotel number in the "To" field of your Webtel.mobi account on your mobile phone and click "Call". The call will then be initiated from the number you want to call first, and from them to your own hotel, and the person you're calling can ask the reception for your room number. This allows you to use your hotel landline for calls, but completely avoid high hotel calling costs.

  6. 3rd party account top-up

    Webtel.mobi accounts are topped up online. If the account holder provides his or her username and password to a 3rd party, the 3rd party can top up the account holder's account with credit. This is often used by students whose parents top up their accounts, or between family members for international calls between one another. Only give out your Username and Password if you trust the persons completely, as anyone who has these details can use the credit on your account.

  7. Number verification for security of text sending

    Texts can only be sent from a "From" number if the number has been verified - via a verification request on your Webtel.mobi account for Webtel.mobi to text a verification code to the mobile number you want to verify, and your receiving and entering this verification code into your account. This is to prevent unauthorised texts being sent by people using other persons' mobile phone numbers as the originating number.

  8. Use one account for multiple mobile phones

    You can verify multiple mobile phone numbers in your Webtel.mobi account. This is useful if you do a large amount of international travel, and have different mobile phone numbers for different countries; or if you buy a local SIM card / rent a local phone when travelling to another country. You can then use your Webtel.mobi account from all of these phones.