How To Use The Planet Telecom Speed Dial Service

29th November 2017

If you’re already a Planet Telecom cheap international calls customer, you’ll know you can make the cheapest calls abroad, simply by dialling our local rate access number 0161 328 7777* followed by the international number. But what if you’re always calling the same international numbers?

This is where our Speed Dial feature can be especially useful.virtual phone numbers

To add a speed dial to your calling account, just follow these easy steps:

The five steps to creating a Speed Dial:

  1. Log in to your Planet Telecom account
  2. Next, at the top-right of the page, select Speed Dials
  3. In the ‘Number’ field, enter the international number, starting with the overseas dialling code (for example, 0012122391222).
  4. Now, after dialling the access number 0161 328 7777, key the asterisk key (*) followed by the number specified on your speed dial page (e.g. *1).
  5. That’s it! Making cheap international calls just got even easier!

Calling from an iPhone?  Here’s how to create the quickest way of calling:

  1. Add the Planet Telecom access number to your Contacts, e.g. 01613287777.
  2. At the end of the number, hold the * button, and you’ll see a comma (,) is inserted after the number. You’ll need to do this twice.
  3. Now add the international number, in the international format, starting 00 as normal. Example: 01613287777,,0015417543010
  4. Hit save, and now when you dial this contact it will dial the international number automatically using our service!

We are always looking for ways to make it easier for our customers to make cheap international calls – and we hope the above tips will make it even easier for everyone.

Need any help?

Or have any questions about setting up a speed dial? Give us a call on 0333 370 7333, or send an email to

* Alternatively, you can use our Freephone access number 08000 219 777 (incurs a 1p a minute surcharge from a landline, or a 3p a minute surcharge from a mobile – this comes out of your Planet Telecom balance)