New BT SmartTalk app makes smartphone calls cheaper

BT SmartTalk appA new app which allows BT customers to make phone calls using their iPhone from anywhere in the world - but bills them as if they were calling from their BT home phone - has been launched on the iTunes App Store.

The BT SmartTalk app, which is free to download, is the first app launched in the UK to link an iPhone with a customer’s home phone calling plan.

The app works best over wi-fi, but will also work over any mobile data connection.

John Petter, managing director consumer, BT, said: “This is a really exciting breakthrough that means you can take your BT calling plan with you and continue saving money when you’re away from home, either in the UK or abroad.”

“BT SmartTalk helps you get even more value from your BT package and much more from your smartphone. At last you can actually call freephone 0800 numbers for free from mobiles and get inclusive 0845 and 0870 calls too. And of course, you can take advantage of BT Wi-fi which gives you access to a massive network of 7.5 million hotspots around the world.”

The BT SmartTalk app is also available on Android.