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.


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?