on 24-01-2021 15:47
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.
on 24-01-2021 17:31
@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.
These two links say it can't be done.
on 24-01-2021 19:37
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 .
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
on 24-01-2021 20:07
Purchase a Skype UK phone number (£5 a month)
Set call forwarding on my UK O2 mobile to the new UK Skype number.
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.
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.