Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tel3Advantage September Promotion

During the Tel3Advantage September promotion new customers will receive double the free minutes when they open an account. The promotion lasts through September 28, 2009. Those interested should visit the Tel3Advantage website or call 800 441 0321.

So what does the promotion mean? Tel3Advantage normally offers a bonus for new customers who open an account and deposit $25 or more. During this promotion new customers will get double the normal bonus according to the following schedule:

Deposit $10 and receive an additional $2 (there is normally no bonus for this amount).
Deposit $25 and receive an additional $10 (the normal bonus is $5)
Deposit $50 and receive an additional $14 ( the normal bonus is $7)
Deposit $100 and receive an additional $18 ( the normal bonus is $9)

Tel3Advantage is one of the most popular prepaid calling plans in North America and now is a great time to give it a try. It can be used to make cheap domestic and international long distance calls from any kind of telephone in Canada or the USA. It is especially popular with people who make frequent international phone calls since it can be conveniently used from mobile phones as well as house or business phones. It can be used with any existing service provider so there is nothing to change and opening an account is free. There are never any monthly or weekly maintenance fees like those charged by other companies. In general, there are no hidden fees. Customers only pay the per-minute charges listed on the Tel3Advantage website when they place a call with no other fees or taxes. Tel3 also has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau which is very good for a company that has been marketing prepaid calling products for over 15 years.

Those interested in other low cost calling products like phone cards, voip or PC-to-Phone should visit the cheap international calling guide for more information.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Best Quality Phone Cards

There are several high quality phone cards on the market today. The “best phone card” depends, in part, on how the caller intends to use the product. It also depends on where the caller wants to use the phone card and what destinations they plan to call. In any case, a phone card rated the best in its class should have top rated voice quality, connectivity and customer service along with honest billing and useful features such as PIN free dialing and call history. With these criteria in mind, there are a few products which meet or exceed the expectations of most users. We discuss some of these below.

First and foremost we believe that Tel3Advantage offers the best prepaid calling product for making either domestic or international long distance calls from North America. Tel3 has been in the prepaid calling business for along time (around 15 years) and it is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating. What does this rating mean? Well the BBB defines an A+ rating as, “An exemplary rating. This means that nothing in our files causes us to have any doubt about the company’s reliability.” A review of BBB comments is not a bad place to start when searching for the “Best Phone Card” but what makes Tel3Advantage better than the competition? There are several reasons but one big one is that they listen and adjust to the market. For starters, they offer a high quality product with low rates on calls to almost any location in the world. They also present their rates in an honest manner with no hidden charges, taxes or extra fees so a potential customer knows exactly what they will pay per-minute when they place a call. They have a wide network of access numbers in Canada and the USA so a user will almost never find a busy signal when dialing an access number. They are also innovators; Tel3Advantage offers programs with special features for mobile phone users and small to medium size businesses. Tel3Advantage also comes complete with popular features such as on-line account management, call history, speed dial and PIN free dialing. The only negative we know of is that Tel3Advantage can only be used to make calls from Canada and the USA.

Along with Tel3Advantage, there are at least two other phone cards that could be considered the best in their class. These are sold under the brand names Continental and Simply. Both of these phone cards are sold by Smart Global Call Phone Cards International. The Continental phone card is one of the most popular and is also one of our favorites. It has very high voice quality and is one of the most versatile prepaid calling products. It can be used as a phone card to make international calls via access numbers located in more than 60 countries but it can also be used in other applications. Some of these are prepaid VoIP, prepaid conference calling, prepaid PC-to-Phone, SMS call and Web Call. We find the Web Call feature to be one of the most interesting. Using Web Call, a user can connect two phones anywhere in the world by sending a preformatted e-mail message to a computer. This means that a caller in a country like Saudi Arabia can make a very cheap international call to the USA or any other country by avoiding the local monopoly phone system. The continental card also comes complete with features like on-line account management, call history and PIN free dialing.

Many people consider the AT&T phone card to be one of the best phone cards. We also believe it is one of the best in terms of voice quality, billing accuracy and range of use. It is one of the few phone cards that can be used to make calls from around 200 countries. However, it has extremely high rates when compared to other phone cards and it comes with no features except toll free access. It does not even have PIN free dialing so a caller must dial an access number and enter a complex PIN code before placing a call. Therefore, we think the AT&T phone card may be a good option for some international travelers but it is not the best phone card for long-term use. As discussed above, there are far cheaper options with similar voice quality that are also much more convenient to use.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tel3 Announces New Lower Rates

Tel3 announced recently that they have lowered rates on international calls from the USA and Canada to several popular destinations. The list below includes the destinations along with the new rate in USA cents/min. In order to get these rates a customer needs to open an account with Tel3 using the Tel3Advantage Triple Promo offer. A new account can also be opened by calling 1 800 441 0321 and asking for the Triple Promo.

Algeria 6.5 cents/min
Brazil 1.2
Denmark 1.2
Ethiopia 15.3
Georgia 3.4
Japan 1.4
Korea, South 1.3
Kuwait 5.6
Liberia 13.5
Malta 3.4
Mexico 1.2
Mozambique 5.6
Namibia 6.3
Portugal 1.2
Spain 0.9
Switzerland 1.2
Taiwan 1.3
Tajikistan 6.0
Tanzania 8.5
UAE 10.5
Uruguay 4.1

The rates listed above are to landlines. Rates to mobile phones will likely be different so it is a good idea to check the rates on the Tel3 website before opening an account. There are a variety of other options for making cheap international calls but Tel3 is one of the more popular options offered in North America. It can be used from any kind of phone without changing carriers and does not require a long term contract or other obligation. It also does not have any hidden charges, taxes or account maintenance fees. Tel3 also has a very responsive customer service department and is the only company in the industry rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cheap International Calls from Mobile Phones

Tel3 has announced the introduction of Tel3Apps which allows smart phone users to directly dial international calls from their mobile phones without dialing access numbers or PIN codes. All a user needs to do is download the TEL3Apps software from the Tel3 website. Than, when the user dials an international phone number, the TEL3Apps software will automatically direct call over the low cost Tel3 network. Tel3 international rates are at least 80% lower than those charged by the major mobile phone carriers so the savings can be significant. With TEL3Apps, an international caller can save money and still have convenience and the same high voice quality. Tel3Advantage customers can download the Tel3Apps software for Free and start using it immediately. For new customers, there is no charge for opening an account with Tel3 and there are no monthly fees or long term obligations. New customers also get Free Minutes when they open an account. Those interested should visit Cheap Mobile Phone Calls for details or call 1 800 441 0321 to talk with a Tel3 representative.

Tel3 has been in the prepaid long distance business for more than a decade and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.