Keeping in touch with International long distance

Written by Raymond Klesc

Whether you have a family member, clients, customers or mlm team members overseas you soon learnrepparttar true meaning looong distance. The world is a big place andrepparttar 107942 distance between you and your contact in a far away land translates into a substantial sum on your monthly telephone bill. If you are making those calls using your regular long distance carrier, it would not be unusual to pay as much as $200 for a one-hour phone call. I hope to show you a better way to make those calls while saving as much as 93% of your normal long distance phone bill.

You can, perhaps, get better rates using an international calling plan of some sort. But if you are interested in getting substantial savings then you need to look into voice over IP (VoIP).

The promises of VoIP have finally come to reality. What got off to a rocky start several years ago has now matured into a sophisticated telephone alternative that will rival traditional telephone services for years to come. Voice over IP allows you to place calls to any part ofrepparttar 107943 planet usingrepparttar 107944 Internet. When combined with a high-speed Internet access, DSL or cable/satellite connection,repparttar 107945 results are clear, reliable telephone calls at a fraction ofrepparttar 107946 cost.

Using VoIP for your long distance calling, whether withinrepparttar 107947 United States or overseas, you will be able to keep your costs down while building your business. The best part is that you will be able to keep in contact more often, spend more quality time onrepparttar 107948 line and pay less - perhaps much less - then you are paying today.

By way of example, I regularly place calls betweenrepparttar 107949 United States and Indonesia. Inrepparttar 107950 past these calls would average about $50. Using VoIPrepparttar 107951 calls are now averaging less than $4.

"Know Your Telephone Calling Habits"

Written by Raymond Klesc

Getting to know and understand your own calling habits, or patterns, can pay handsome dividends when selecting your telephone carriers. Do you make a lot of lang distance or international calls? Do you make most of your telephone calls duringrepparttar day or night? Do you make your long distance calls throughoutrepparttar 107941 week or wait forrepparttar 107942 weekend?

Knowingrepparttar 107943 answer to these questions, and following a few simple rules which we will share with you, will help you to getrepparttar 107944 best value from your carrier and your calling plan. So where do you start? Read on and we'll try to shed a little light on what you need to be aware of when selecting your long distance carrier or other telecommunications providers.

1. Ask if there are any special promotions: Don't be afraid to ask your long distance provider if they have any special promotions available. Many times they have unadvertised specials available forrepparttar 107945 asking. You can also ask other providers if they have any special switching promotions or benefits available.

2. Buyer beware - readrepparttar 107946 fine print: All providers have special restrictions and offerings regarding their calling plans. Many times these restrictions or offerings will be different between their various offerings. Make sure that you read and understand these restrictions and offerings before you accept. If you don't understand something inrepparttar 107947 fine print then be sure to ask. Reputable providers will answer all of your questions simply and directly so you will understand. If a provider fails to give you clear answers then move on to someone else.

3. Watch out forrepparttar 107948 added charges: The per minute cost is notrepparttar 107949 only way providers make money. Check to see if there are monthly minimum charges or per-call charges in addition torepparttar 107950 per-minute rates. For instance, if a provider charges a $5 minimum and you only make one 10-minute phone call, you will be charged forrepparttar 107951 $5 minimum - that's $0.50 per minute!

4. Comparison rates in advertising can be misleading: You should be aware that some advertising showing comparison rates, such as 50% off normal rates, may be misleading becauserepparttar 107952 "normal" rates may not berepparttar 107953 lowest rate available from that provider. Itísrepparttar 107954 same as getting a 50% discount from a hotel's rack rate (normal room rate). In this caserepparttar 107955 "rack rate" is their full 100% price that they seldom, if ever, get from customers.

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