Saturday, October 3, 2009

International Calling from Mobile Phones - New TEL3Apps

Mobile phones are continuing to proliferate in the USA with over 203 million cells phones in use today versus approximately 34 million just 10 years ago. The average mobile phone user spends about 13 hours on the phone each month. Mobile phones have become so popular that many people rely fully on them for their telecommunication needs and no longer have landline telephones in their homes. However, as impressive as these statistics may seem, the USA still ranks only 29th in the world in cell phone ownership per capita. This is far behind most other developed countries in Europe and Asia where, in some cases, cell phone ownership per capita is more than twice that of the USA. Therefore, the mobile phone market in the USA has room for further growth.

Mobile phones are fairly inexpensive when used to make calls in the USA but the rates charged by most carriers for making international calls are outrageous when compared to other options. International calling rates charged by most mobile carriers are $1 or more per-minute. Many users choose to pay these high rates to make occasional international calls because making calls through their mobile phone carrier is much more convenient than using other means, like phone cards, where they are required to dial special numbers and codes to make a call. In the past, phone cards were about the only option a mobile user had available for making cheap international calls. However, things have changed, Tel3 recently introduced TEL3Apps which allows callers to make cheap international mobile calls from their phones without dialing special numbers or codes. All a mobile phone user needs to do is open an account with Tel3Advantage and they can download the free TEL3Apps software onto their cell phones and they can make direct dial international calls from their cell phone over the low cost Tel3 network. With TEL3Apps, a caller does not need to dial an access number or enter a PIN code when making an international call so it is just like using their cell phone carrier except it only costs a few cents to make a call. TEL3Apps will work with over 450 different cell phones so there is usually nothing to change. Also, Tel3Advantage customers can use the same account to make cheap international calls from any kind of phone so usage is not limited to their mobile phone. Tel3Apps is new but Tel3 has been in the prepaid long distance calling business since 1994 and have over 100,000 customers in North America. They are also rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau so they are a trusted company that offers superior quality and customer service. Visit their website for more information or call 800 441 0321.

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