Following the Foreign Office's warning that Britons should avoid visiting any part of Thailand given that “violence could break out without warning”, it is thought that many people will be reconsidering their travel plans.
Violence and tension has continued to escalate in the country as anti-government protesters known as Red Shirts clash with security forces amid calls for an election.
Firstnumber.co.uk spokesperson Andy Steele hopes the service will allow individuals based in Britain to keep in touch with loved ones during the continued political uprising.
“Following the Foreign Office's recommendation that Britons should avoid travelling to Thailand it's understandable that many people will be concerned about the safety of friends and family who are resident in the country.
“Phoning a far flung location such as Thailand can be a costly business. At Firstnumber however we appreciate that peace of mind is priceless which is why we're proud to offer affordability with calls to Thai mobiles and landlines priced at just 1 pence a minute from any BT landline.”
It is also hoped that businesses will make use of Firstnumber's cheap call tariffs as a means to continue trading over the phone when travel to the Thailand is too dangerous.
Firstnumber's service is also one of the cheapest on the market with more generously discounted calls to Thailand than those advertised by the likes of Rate Buster, Joy Telecom and Pocket Dial UK.
Andy Steele reiterated the benefits of the Firstnumber service for businesses of any size:
“Despite Firstnumber's affordability, businesses can still expect a luxury telecom service that boasts quick connection speeds and crystal clear clarity.
“Unforeseen circumstances that threaten travel are a reality when it comes to business but by using a direct dial access code from a provider such as Firstnumber means you have a back up plan ready to go at any given moment.”
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