Thousands of Dollars Saving Tips on Buying International Calling Cards! How to Choose the Best Phone Cards for Your Needs.

Written by Karo Yegyan

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Who Calls?- this means if you are using regular phone or payphone to make your calls. If you are using a payphone, inrepparttar cards’ terms check if they charge additional fees for using a payphone, how much it is and compare with other cards to make your decision.

Whom You Call?- this means if you are calling to a regular phone or to a cell phone. If you are calling to a cell phone, inrepparttar 145087 Terms check if they charge different rates for cell phones and make your decision accordingly.

From Where You Call?- this means from which country (USA or Canada), State or City you are calling from. Some cards you can use only from certain states or cities and that usually very easy to notice: either card’s name include that state’s or city’s name (Ex. Crazy-Crazy Los Angeles) or nest torepparttar 145088 card’s name it saysrepparttar 145089 name ofrepparttar 145090 state orrepparttar 145091 city for which that card is designed for. Usually those cards have Local Access #s for that state, county or city. If you see thatrepparttar 145092 card, beside 800 #, has Local Access # also, then it means thatrepparttar 145093 card is specialize or designed for that specific area only. Some cards could work only from specified location (state) and inrepparttar 145094 detail page of those cards, onrepparttar 145095 “Toll Free” line will say “(Works From X State Only!)”. So, be careful and do not buy these types of cards if you are not in that state. So, make your decision accordingly, and chooserepparttar 145096 cards that specialize on your state or city. Many cards have No Local Access numbers (they have only Toll Free #) and you can use them from any states.

How You Call? - This means that what are your calling durations and frequencies: are you going to make a few long calls with your card or many short calls? If you are planning to make one or two long phone calls, thenrepparttar 145097 most important factor that you will need to consider is Calling Rate (or Calling Time). You will need to chooserepparttar 145098 cards that give higher calling minutes (same as lower calling rates). The Connection Fees, Maintenance Fees, Communication Fees, Minute Rounding Rates, Expiration Date and other similar fees and factors are not so important and relevant for long calls. However, those mentioned fees and factors are very important to consider if you going to make many (frequently) short calls. You may consider getting cards with comparably lesser calling minutes (higher rates) but minimum charges for above mentioned fees. In this case you also will need to prefer cards with longer Expiration Date and smaller rates for Minute Rounding. Therefore,repparttar 145099 card with higher calling time is not necessary isrepparttar 145100 best card for you if you are planning to make short calls. To make frequent short calls, you will need a card with No Connection Fee, Minimum or No charges for Maintenance, Communication and also smaller number for Rounding Minutes. Generally short calls are those which are lasting less than 15 min.

By considering allrepparttar 145101 above mentioned factors and options, now you are able to chooserepparttar 145102 right cards that will SAVE yourepparttar 145103 most money. There are numerous prepaid phone cards out there and yes, there are some major differences betweenrepparttar 145104 fees they charge. If you are serious about gettingrepparttar 145105 most out of your hard earned dollars, takerepparttar 145106 time and just one time compare different cards and chooserepparttar 145107 best one for your needs. Once you foundrepparttar 145108 best one for your needs, you can userepparttar 145109 same card over and over and SAVE MONEY and TIME, as long as you are satisfied with that card’s services. Online phone cards stores (one of them I already mentioned to you: ) and their tools make comparison of different cards’ rates, terms, fees, advantages and disadvantages much easier. Buying phone cards overrepparttar 145110 internet is also safe, very convenient and profitable (they provide lots of discounts and you can chooserepparttar 145111 right cards and save)

Karo Yegyan is an Economist, Business Researcher, Publisher with interest in fairness for consumer advice.

Fatty Food Companies Go On Tough Public Relations Diet

Written by Scott Baradell

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-- Withrepparttar increase in single-parent homes and homes where both parents work, parents simply aren't preparing nutritional meals for their children.

-- Children are spending far more time with sedentary pursuits such as television, computers and video games.

-- Children don't walk or ride bicycles nearly as much as inrepparttar 144497 past, due torepparttar 144498 evolution of urban and suburban design as well as parents' crime concerns.

These trends are difficult, if not intractable. The easier solution for politicians, therefore, is to scapegoat food companies and their advertising agencies.

Perhaps it's a good thing to restrict advertising directed at children. But in this case, it won't solverepparttar 144499 problem. Now that food advertisers have finally realizedrepparttar 144500 importance of PR to their defense, perhaps they will make a stronger case for themselves.

Scott Baradell, an accomplished corporate brand strategist and communicator who has been the senior corporate communications executive for two Fortune 1000 companies, leads the Idea Grove, a Dallas PR agency. Most recently, Scott served from 2001 to 2004 as vice president of corporate communications for Belo Corp.

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