How Do International Calling Cards Work

Using international calling card to connect with friends worldwide is not rocket science. In fact, the procedure is so simplified and easy to use that any layman can purchase a card and start using it.

What Customers Have to Do?
Making an international call by a prepaid international calling card requires customer to two stage dialing process, the first one to access the calling card system through a toll free number. Once the account is verified on the customer providing a PIN number, the destination number may be dialed. This process does not take more than a few seconds to complete.

A few service providers have the feature of a announcing remaining talk time before the start of the call. This helps the user to recharge the card before the call to have uninterrupted conversations with their loved ones. The calling card services are always cheaper than calling via conventional phone service operators.

Online Calling Cards for Cell Phones
Phone cards can be purchased easily on the company’s website using debit or credit cards. Customers have to log on to the company’s website and select the Sign Up option. They can select the country from which they will be using the service. Then they have to enter their name and other contact details including their phone numbers and e mail address. It is a good idea to register the phone from which most of the calls will be made. They can then select the amount they want to purchase which will give them the required talk time and then select the mode of payment and submit the details.

Details containing the PIN number and instructions for usage are instantly sent to the e mail address and customers can start making calls. It is very easy to recharge online by using insta pay option and also receive call detail reports simply by logging into the account.

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Advantage of Using Calling Cards
Phone calling cards are fast and easy to use; they can also be easily recharged. Customers have the freedom to control their spending; they know how much they can afford to and how much they’ve already spent. With prepaid cards, they have the freedom to choose the amount and buy talk time accordingly. Calls can be made from landlines, cell phones or public pay phones. The services are available in hundreds of cities across the world which means easy connectivity no matter what the purpose of the call.

In these times of urbanization and globalization, an increasing number of people have discovered the convenience of using international calling cards to maintain contact.

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Features of Good Prepaid Calling Cards

Cheap prepaid calling cards have become popular among different groups of consumers such as students, families, immigrants, businesses and people who travel overseas for leisure or business purposes. The most important reason for the increase in their popularity is their efficiency, low costs and convenience of use.

The Pros of Calling Cards

With prepaid calling cards, customers have the complete freedom to control their expenditure and they don’t have to worry about making payments at the end of the month. Competition has increased amongst service providers, especially with the entry of new companies that are making rapid in roads into the available customer base by offering greater conveniences and low rates. However, not all offers that are advertised are genuine and customers need to make careful scrutiny and understand the terms and conditions being offered before they make the final selection. Consumers too have become wise and don’t take promises and offers at face value. They prefer to check the company website and go through the finer details and sift through all the costs and extra deductibles that the companies may be trying to thrust upon them on a weekly, per call or monthly basis.

Desirable Features

There are some extremely desirable & affordable features being offered by companies that make cheap prepaid calling cards. These features include easy dialing, 2 digit dialing, simultaneous calling, smart calling and PINless dailling; follow on calling and instant pay facility. They have even come up with one touch mobile apps that can be used on mobiles such as Windows Phone, Blackberry, iPhone, Android etc.

The smart calling facility is useful for those customers who are already using the services of a particular company. They can skip the IVR process of guidance to make a call using this. By simply keying in any number, they can avoid the lengthy announcements and instructions and get straight to making the actual call.

Speed Dialing for Prepaid Calling Card

Speed dialing and 2 digital dialing is possible while making calls using international calling cards. The customer simply has to store the toll access or toll free number as a speed dial contact on his/her registered phone. When they want to make the call, they simply dial the access number speed dial short code and follow it up with the speed dial code assigned to the destination number they wish to connect with. However, it is a good idea if such a facility is available only for registered phone users.

With such conveniences, who can blame the world for becoming better connected?