Monday, September 15, 2008

SMS CallBack - Cheap International Cell Phone Calls from any Location

Anyone can make cheap international calls from a mobile phone using SMS CallBack. SMS call can be successfully used from any country in the world, even those that block traditional callback phone service. Using SMS Call, an international long distance phone call is initiated by sending a SMS message from a cell phone from any location in the world. The message contains the phone number you wish to call. In a few moments both parties will receive a call and will be connected at rates that are unbelievably low compared to other means. This is one of the many unusual telecom services offered by the Continental Phone Card. It is one of the most versatile phone cards on the market offering prepaid telecom services like conference calling, PC to Phone, VoIP, Web Call, and SMS Call. It can also be used as a traditional international phone card to make cheap calls from over 60 countries. SMS call is a popular feature with international travelers since it is a simple and low cost way to make international calls from any location where cell phone SMS service is available. Simply send an SMS message with the phone number you wish to call and you will be connected for pennies per minute. Visit Phone Cards International for more information.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Virtual Phone Cards offer Features as well as Value

People who make frequent international calls know that virtual phone cards can be used to make cheap domestic and international long distance phone calls but many do not know that they also offer a full range of features which make them an attractive option for long term savings. Callers who purchase ‘hard’ phone cards at supermarkets or convenience stores may be paying a higher cost than necessary for making calls and may also be missing many features that are commonly provided with virtual phone cards.

Many of the typical virtual phone card features are listed below.

  • PIN Free dialing: This is a very common feature that allows a caller to register phone numbers so it is not necessary to enter a PIN code when making calls from these registered phones. These cards can still be used to make calls from any public phone by entering the PIN code when making a call.
  • Permanent PIN: Many virtual phone cards feature a permanent PIN so the code does not change each time the phone card is purchased or re-charged. These permanent PIN phone cards are typically stored in an on-line account that can be accessed by a user via the INTERNET from any location.
  • Automatic Recharge: Many permanent PIN phone cards also allow an optional automatic recharge function. Many users find this is an attractive feature since it assures that they will not run out of funds during a call.
  • Call History: Several virtual phone cards feature an on-line call history. Many long term users rely on this feature to track the details, including cost, of each phone call made with the phone card.
  • Speed Dial: Many virtual phone cards come with a Speed Dial feature. This allows the user to add phone numbers to their personal account so they can call these numbers by pressing 2 or 3 numbers on their phone. This saves a lot of time when making calls to long, multi digit international phone numbers.
  • Transfer of Funds: Many on-line merchants, including Smart Global Call Phone Cards International, allow users to transfer funds between phone cards. This is a handy feature for users who call multiple locations and have a long term need for low cost long distance phone service.
  • Phone Card Search Tool: Most on-line merchants, including Smart Global Call Phone Cards, have a handy search tool built into their website that allows a customer to search for the best phone card for their needs. These search tools will list phone cards with the lowest rates for making calls to particular locations and summarize features and any taxes or fees.

Tel3Advantage is a very popular virtual phone card that offers the features listed above as well as some other not so common features like their Smart Plug technology that allows customers to make direct dial international calls from Smart Phones. Other Cheap International Calling options are available but virtual phone cards are one of the most popular.

Monday, September 1, 2008

International Phone Card - Solaris

NTC recently introduced the Solaris phone card that is truely a premium international phone card that can be used to make low cost calls from 97 countries. The Solaris phone card has some of the lowest rates for making calls from Germany, France, Spain or Russia. It has local access numbers in 40 countries (including the USA) and toll free access numbers in 97 countries. There is no added charge for using Toll Free access from the USA which is not offered by many phone cards these days.

Solaris also features PIN free dialing and does not charge a maintenance or any connection fees. The Solaris phone card use a one minute billing increment which means that the length of a call is rounded to the next minute for billing purposes. This is about as good as it gets. Most phone cards use a 3 or even 6 minte billing increment these days. Solaris is truely a premium phone card with a very low fee structure and no hidden fees.

Solaris phone cards are new so they are currently being offered at a 10% discount. Visit the Phone Card Shop for details.