First, find out which access number
you need to dial for your favourite country. Then look at the price stated behind that access number, this is the price per minute for your call and includes VAT and the costs for the international part of the call.
Calls are usually billed per second (BT, Telewest and NTL charge per second, for other service providers please check with your service provider if they bill per second or per minute), which means a call for 10 minutes and 30 seconds to a 2 pence per minute access number will be a total cost of 10.5 minutes x 2 pence = 21pence.
Your service provider also usually charges a minimum charge or connection fee for each call; for example BT applies a 5 pence minimum charge. NTL charges a 5 pence connection fee and Telewest a 6 pence connection fee for 08 numbers and 10 pence for 09 numbers. For other networks please contact your service provider.
Please note that network extras will apply and that calls from mobiles may be higher.