Role & Significance of Calling Cards for Long Distance Calling

As it has become convenient for mankind to cover the long distances, a large number of people are moving from one place to another for various reasons. A wish of exploring a new place, a new business opportunity and a better education and employment opportunity usually fosters people to cross the boundaries of cities, states and countries.

The increasing number of people covering long distance is directly affecting the demand of long distance communication. Such demand is tremendously rising due to robust globalization and acceleration of outsourcing to India. It becomes challenging job for Telecom industry to keep step with the communication requirements of general public.

Telecommunication companies are putting their best foot forward to facilitate long distance calling services. These companies provide a plethora of choices for long distance calling, cell phones, prepaid calling cards, VoIP phones, dial around long distance, call back services  and lot more.

Long distance calling cards are among the cheapest means of long distance communication. Any individual going abroad for education, vacation, employment or business dealing, can make use of these easy and affordable long distance calling cards. These cards are prepaid in nature and come with specific minutes for which users pay prior to using them. Unlike the traditional calling with landlines, in which you have to bear huge monthly bills topped up with many hidden costs, it is easy to know how much you are paying and for how many minutes with long distance calling cards. It is easy to use these cards from any of your registered number or even an unregistered overseas number.


Here are the common features of long distance calling cards:

The process is very simple for making a long distance call from the calling cards:

  • First of all, you need to dial the access number. Such access number aids to receive instructions from your service provider while making calls and also to know the balance and number of minutes in your prepaid calling card account.
  • Next you need to enter the registered PIN that you receive when you register for the account, usually for unregistered phone numbers. With pinless dialing you can avoid this hassle.
  • Then, enter the desired number following the international dialing code such as city or country code and you will get connected to your desired destination.

This whole process is easy and economical and that’s what makes it popular among frequent international callers. Whether you follow any method of making a long distance call, always beware while choosing any plan and service provider as many service providers extort huge money from customers in terms of hidden cost.

Summary: The increasing number of people covering long distances is directly related to the demand of long distance communication. Long distance calling cards are among the cheapest means of long distance communication. The common features of long distance prepaid cards are PIN-less dialing, speed dial, call back feature, domestic and international access numbers, rechargeable accounts etc.