Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Cheapest Rates on International Calls to Kenya

Tel3Advantage now offers the lowest rates on international calls to Kenya from Canada and the USA. The tel3Advantage flex plan can be used to make cheap international calls from any kind of telephone without changing companies. There is also no fee for opening and maintaining an account and no long term obligation. There are also no hidden fees, taxes or other charges. Tel3advantage customers can now make international calls to Kenya land-lines in Nairobi for 2.7 cents per-minute or calls to mobile phones nation-wide for 9.9 cents per-minute. Tel3Advantage also provides a new customer sign-up bonus that can be used to make up to 333 minutes of free calls to Kenya.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Phone Card Connection Fees

Connection fees can be one of the more onerous and tricky hidden fees charged by phone card service providers. Some phone card suppliers advertise enticingly low rates for making calls but charge a connection fee which is a hidden charge that is not included in the advertised rate. This fee is charged whenever a call is connected so it is a charge for each call that is made and is not based on the duration of the call.

Consumer Tip: Read the fine print when purchasing a phone card so that you fully understand the fee structure before making a purchase.

A connection fee can significantly increase the cost of a call. This is especially true for short duration calls made to low cost locations. The following example highlights the impact of this cost. The information used in this example is based on actual information obtained from the website of a major virtual phone card provider.

Example: Connection Fee Impact on the Cost of a Call

Assume an international call is made from the USA to Germany. The advertised rate is 2 cents per minute and the connection fee is 49 cents. The call duration is 10 minutes.

The total cost of the call at the advertised rate would be 20 cents (10 x 2) while the actual cost of the 10 minute call including the connection fee would be 69 cents (10 x 2 + 49). Therefore, the effective per-minute rate is actually 6.9 cents rather than the advertised rate of 2 cents per-minute. This is a whopping 245% increase in cost.

There are many phone cards that do not charge connection fees. Most charge a surcharge, tax or a maintenance fee but these, in most cases, will be lower than a connection fee. Tel3Advantage is a virtual phone card that can be used to make long distance calls (international or domestic) from Canada or the USA and it does not charge any hidden fees. Therefore, Tel3Advantage offers the lowest actual rates on calls to many destination because their advertised rate is the actual rate charged for each call. They offer one of the few prepaid calling products that does not charge any hidden fees.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Calling the USA from Military Bases Overseas

US military personnel can use Tel3Advantage to make cheap international calls back to the USA from military bases overseas. Even if those locations are in Iraq or Afghanistan. Calls can be made over the DSN (defense system network) at the incredibly low rate of 1.9 cents per-minte. This is the same low rate that Tel3Advantage charges for domestic long distance calls within the USA. This rate includes all fees and taxes so it is much lower than the 5 cents per-minute rate charged by AT&T or MCI. All that is need is a Tel3Advantage prepaid long distance account. It is free to open an account and the minimum deposit in order to start making phone calls is only $10. Visit the Tel3Advantage website for details or call 800 441 0321.

Tel3Advantage is also a super option for calling overseas to any location from the USA or Canada. It offers very low rates and can be used to make cheap overseas calls from any kind of telephone, including business phones and cell phones. It offers high quality connections, low cost with no hidden fees or taxes and a full range of features.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Phone Card Sale - 10% Discount

Purchase an international phone card by Februaury 15, 2010 and get a 10% discount. Use the following link to get an automatic discount on your purchase.

10% Savings on all Phone Cards

Smart Global Call features a full range of premium phone cards that can be used to make calls to any location from more than 130 countries. These include popular phone cards like Continental, Golden Lotus, Simply and Penny Boss. Smart Global Call provides 24/7 service and support and a free on-line account where customers can manage all of their calling cards. Most of their on-line phone cards also come with state-of-the-art features like PIN free dialing, call history and speed dial. They also provide customers with the ability to transfer balances between phone cards so the optium calling card can be used for each call.

Call all of your loved ones this Valentine's Day and save money by purchasing your phone card by February 15th.