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Level 1: Joiner
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎24-01-2021

NEEDED - UK dial tone whilst abroad

I need to travel abroad, I require for my dial tone to ring as a UK tone and not an international tone when I am away. I will be using my o2 mobile number and I have done a lot of research into this and it seems that there are not many options and not many current posts featuring anything.


Does anyone know the best way to do this - I am open to having a few steps as long as when someone calls me they hear a UK ringtone and not international whilst I am away. 


Forwarding to voicemail is not an option.


I'd appriciate any help/suggestions.


Level 70: Enigma
Posts: 17,184
Registered: ‎31-03-2010

Re: NEEDED - UK dial tone whilst abroad

@Sunday This is from an old thread. It may or may not work, and is complicated, so your decision to do it is entirely yours.

Solved: change ringing tone to the Uk one while abroad - O2 Community

These two links say it can't be done.

Can I keep a uk ringtone when i'm abroad so callers do not know I'm not in UK? - The EE Community

Ring tone on US cellphone in Mexico? – Howtocallabroad.com forums


Level 42: Skillful
Posts: 2,437
Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: NEEDED - UK dial tone whilst abroad


The only way i can think of, as things have changed since 2017

Is forward your UK mobile to one of the VOIP services such as VoipStudio or Port5060 (both around £3.00 per month) and then use their VOIP apps to answer the calls .

Current Phone: Motorola Razr 5g
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts
Level 1: Joiner
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎24-01-2021

Re: NEEDED - UK dial tone whilst abroad

Thanks for your help. I've figured it out this way which incurs £5 a month fee.

Step 1
Purchase a Skype UK phone number (£5 a month)

Step 2
Set call forwarding on my UK O2 mobile to the new UK Skype number.

Step 3
Test 1 - Get someone to call your UK O2 mobile number and it rings with the UK dial/ring tone directly through to Skype App/desktop.

Test 2
I had someone abroad sign into my Skype app abroad and then followed the same call process and it still rang with a UK dial/ring tone.

So as long as I have connection to 3/4g or WiFi abroad on a Skype App or laptop all my call will come through with a UK tone.
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Registered: ‎14-01-2013

Re: NEEDED - UK dial tone whilst abroad

Well done for figuring that out @Sunday thumbsup

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