How to call to India & other Countries Cheap & ConvenientlyWritten by Karo Yegyan
Fortunately, now days there is no monopoly in Long Distance calling industry, like it used to be for many years. From USA, Canada and from many other countries, there are many alternatives for making long distance and international phone calls. One major method for making international calls is by signing up with a Long Distance/International Carrier (Ex. AT&T, MCI...) and every time when you make international calls, at end of each month, you will receive a bill, where you will be charged for all your calls, based on that specific company’s (carrier) current rates (traditional way). Another type, which is very similar to above mentioned method is when, instead of signing up with a specific Long Distance Carrier, you are dialing (in beginning) extra numbers, (carrier company’s access code) to connect with that carrier company and then dialing your destination numbers. In this way you also will receive monthly bills with all charges included (Ex. dialing 1010). Second major method is comparably new. This is when you are using a Prepaid Phone Cards to make your long distance calls. Prepaid Phone Cards are cards which you purchase (for a set price) and use to make long distance, domestic or international phone calls. This is an alternative and new method compared with traditional methods. They allow holders to make calls up to value of card, by dialing a local access # or Toll Free # and entering a PIN. Usually, you have two options to purchase phone cards. One option is buying actual (physical) cards from retail stores and other option is purchasing them online and instantly receiving PIN # by e-mail ( Ex. http://www.PhoneCardsGallery.com ). This last one is fastest growing method in international telecommunication industry. Prepaid Phone Card with instant PIN delivery (e-mail) is most convenient & cheapest way to make long distance calls & this method is getting more and more popular. The Prepaid Phone Card method has already mushroomed to a $4 billion industry with an estimated 500 million cards sold last year alone. Advantages of using Prepaid Phone Cards over using Long Distance carriers. Ether, you sign up with Long Distance carrier or you dial carrier’s access number to make international calls via those carriers, you will be billed in end of each month, where you will be charged for all your calls based on their current (variable) rates, plus many other different charges for taxes, fees, services & etc. Using this method you will not have a chance to choose calling rates, and most of time you even will not know current rates (they can be changed anytime) that you are going to be charged, unless you call company every time you want to make international calls and ask their rates for your country in that specific day and time (some carriers provide different rates during different parts of day). You will have no control on your calling time (mostly you will call much longer than you was planning or expecting) and your monthly expenses. You will not know exactly how much you are going to be billed (most of time, once you get bill, you will surprise with charged amount). And, most important thing is that most Long Distance carriers have much higher per minute rates than Prepaid Phone Cards. So, main advantages of prepaid phone cards over telephone companies’ direct dialing method are that by using prepaid phone cards you will avoid paying extra fees, taxes and different charges, and since you do not have any accounts or contracts, you will be able to choose cards with best rates for your country. With prepaid phone cards you will be able to control your calling expenses- since you pay in advance; there is no bill (no surprises in end of each month). Also, prepaid phone cards offer rates that are much lower than a telephone company’s basic international rates and this is a big attraction. Advantages of Online Prepaid Phone Cards with instant PIN delivery over Actual (physical) Prepaid Phone Cards.
International Calling Made simpler And EasierWritten by Bernard Pragides
When people make international calls on their cell phones they often have to be aware of what time they are calling, and even where they are calling from. This is because international rates can skyrocket through course of a day. Things are not much different with traditional phone companies. International phone rates are generally extremely high with major phone carriers, so many people are forced to limit number of calls they make outside of United States each month.
Prepaid Long Distance Prepaid international phone accounts can greatly reduce costs involved when placing calls overseas, and to Canada, Mexico, Asia and South America.
Pin Free Service Prepaid phone accounts function in a similar way to calling cards. However, they do not require a pin number to make a call. Callers can access their accounts through a toll free number, or through a local access number that works in their area. Using a local access number will actually reduce already low rates by one cent per minute.