10 Things to Look For in a Prepaid Calling Card : WylieMac

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

10 Things to Look For in a Prepaid Calling Card


Prepaid calling cards are the absolute best way to make calls especially international calls. I am sure by now you have searched already on the Internet for prepaid calling card providers and maybe you're a little bit down by all the information you see and whether it is true or not true. You are not alone. Looking for a low cost reliable prepaid phone card provider is like looking at a business contract. You start wondering if their are any loopholes and hidden cost you should be aware of.
Now not all prepaid calling card providers are out to cheat you. I would say a good 20% charge hidden fees and offer not as advertised services. But the business of prepaid calling cards is competitive and the providers are offering the lowest rates since there are so many prepaid calling card users. And they want your business.
Here is a list of 10 reasons you should keep an eye out for good prepaid calling card providers:

  • No Hidden Fees - Make sure you see the fees up front. Usually the fees are located next to the cost per minute rate.
  • Accepts various forms of payments - Credit card is best, if you have a difficulties with merchant, major credit cards will try resolve the matter for you.
  • Professional Web Page - Use your best judgment as possible on this one. If the web page looks corporate like than it probably is.
  • Consistent Call Rates - The call per minute price structure should be the same throughout and not change for whatever reason.
  • Rechargeable - This is a great function to have for a prepaid calling card purchased on line. Whenever your minutes run out your card can be set to renew automatically.
  • Call Quality - Sometimes bad call quality can happen, but if it happens too frequent, then switch carriers.
  • Access Numbers - Choose a company that has a wide range of access numbers. And keep an eye out for toll free access numbers as well.
  • Area Coverage - If you travel quite often to different countries then it would be best to choose a card that is non-country specific. So make sure the provider offers some.
  • New Account Confirmations - Make sure the prepaid calling card you sign up with contacts you shortly to confirm your identity. This way you know they are a legitimate company.
  • Customer Service - 24x7 phone support. Do not accept anything else at all.

  • This may seem like a lot of information but I assure it is not. Choosing a calling card provider to get in touch with your friends or loved ones overseas should not be a stressful situation. There are many great prepaid calling card provides out there, just keep the 10 reasons in mind when choosing one.
    To see a list of reputable calling card providers can take a look here for more information: http://www.callingcardleader.com. You will find a list of companies as well as a useful tool to search calling card prices.

    5 comments:

    Vusa Vi said...

    Callingcards leader is good website with lots of good calling rates, phone cards is the best way right now to call overseas, I use couple different websites.

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