Friday, February 25, 2011

The Lowest Rates to Macedonia

People who make international calls from the USA or Canada to Macedonia should consider trying Tel3Advantage. Phone cards typically charge 6 or 7 cents per minute for calls to Macedonia while Tel3 only charges 4.4 cents for the first 30 days if a new customer signs up under their Triple Promo special offer. Visit cheap calls to Macedonia for details or call 800 441 0321.

New customers will also get a bonus of up to 1000 free minutes when they open an account with Tel3Advantage. Their rates also include all fees and taxes so there are no hidden charges on calls or no maintenance fees for opening or maintaining an account. Tel3Advantage can be used to make calls with any land-line or mobile phone without changing companies. It is very easy to use and can save mobile phone users up to 95% on international calls.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Best Rates on International Calls to Africa

We have found that Tel3Advantage has some of the lowest rates on international calls to Africa from the USA or Canada. We have compared them with other prepaid calling plans with similar call quality and found they they have the best rates to most destinations in Africa. Some phone cards may advertise lower rates but, in most cases, they add additional fees while Tel3Advantage includes all fees and taxes in their rates. Tel3Advantage is also easy to use since it comes with features like PIN free dialing and speed dial. The following are some sample rates:
  • Calls to Angola 8.4 cents per minute to land-lines/15.3 cents to mobile phones
  • Benin 8.8 cents to land-lines/13.8 cents to mobiles
  • Burundi 4.4 cents to land-lines/4.4 cents to mobiles
  • Cameroon 8.8 cents to land-lines/16.8 cents to mobiles
  • Gabon 8.4 cents to land-lines/18 cents to mobiles
  • Calls to Kenya 7 cents to land-lines/9.9 cents to mobiles/2.7 cents to Nairobi
  • Lesotho 10.8 cents to land-lines/17.9 cents to cell phones
  • Liberia 13.5 cents to land-lines/19 cents to mobiles
  • Mozambique 5.6 cents to land-lines/11.3 cents to mobiles
  • Calling Nigeria 7.7 cents to land-lines/9.8 cents to mobiles/5.1 cents to Lagos
  • Sudan 9.9 cents to land-lines/11.5 cents to mobiles
  • Swaziland 3.9 cents to land-lines/16.4 cents to mobiles
  • Tanzania 8.5 cents to land-lines or cell phones
  • Tunisia 12.8 cents to land-lines/34 cents to mobiles
  • Togo 22.1 cents to land-lines/29.9 cents to mobiles
  • Uganada 7.9 cents to land-lines/9.8 cents to mobiles
  • Central African Republic 27 cents to land-lines/16.1 cents to mobiles

Tel3Advantage is a popular prepaid calling plan that can be used to make cheap calls to Africa and other destinations from Canada or the USA. It can be used with any kind of telephone without changing companies so it is very convenient for short or long-term use. There is nothing to change and there are no long term contracts, maintenance fees or other obligation. It is very popular with mobile phone users who want to make international calls since it can be used to direct dial international calls from Smart Phones using Tel3Apps. Those interested in more information should visit cheap calls to Africa for rates and a coupon for up to 1000 Free Minutes. You can get the same offer by dialing 800 441 0321 and asking for the Triple Promo special offer.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Lowest Rates to the Tonga Islands

Those who make international calls to the Tonga Islands should shop around because rates vary significantly between carriers. We checked the rates on several prepaid plans for calls from North America and found that Tel3Advantage had the cheapest rates on international calls to Tonga. The following is a summary of what we found.

  • Tel3Advantage 13.6 cents per minute.
  • Comfi Phone Cards 31.5 cents per minute
  • Speedy Pin Phone Cards 27.8 cents per minute
  • Rebtel 44.9 cents per minute

It should be noted that these rates apply on international calls to land-lines in Tonga. The rate on calls to mobile phones in Tonga may be different. Also, Tel3Advantage includes all fees and taxes in their published rates while most prepaid phone cards have hidden fees which make their rates higher than those posted.

People who are interested in calling Tonga from the USA or Canada should visit Tel3Advantage or call 800 441 0321. New customers will get these great rates for the first 30 days and get a bonus of up to 1000 free minutes. An offer that is hard to beat on calls to the Tonga Islands and other international locations.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

5 Ways to Save on International Calls

People who make frequent international phone calls often wonder if they are using the lowest cost product that fits their needs. Many people do not know what is available and often over pay for products that they do not need or fully utilize. We have summarized the following 5 popular ways to save money on international calls for the benefit of these people.

1. VoIP Phone Service

VoIP or broadband phone service providers have calling plans that typically include home phone service and unlimited domestic long distance for a flat monthly fee. Many VoIP Service Providers are starting to include free calls to selected international locations. These can be a good deal for those who make frequent calls to one or more of the international locations included in the call plan. This is typically a good option for someone who already has high speed Internet service, wants home phone service and makes frequent domestic and international long distance calls to the locations covered by the call plan.

Tips: Be sure the countries and type of phone (cell or land line) you call is included in the plan you choose. Calls to cell phones in international locations are often significantly more expensive than calls to landlines and are often not included at no cost with these VoIP call plans. You will need to pay extra for calls to countries or types of phones not covered and we have found that the rates are typically much higher than normal for calls that are not included with the plan. Also, you will need to pay the monthly service fee even if you do not use the service.

2. Phone Cards

Everyone thinks they know about phone cards and some people love them and others think they are a low quality alternative for making long distance calls. In truth, phone cards cover the full spectrum of telecom services and are lower cost and more convenient than any other product for making international calls. You can purchase cheap, low quality phone cards but you can also purchase high quality phone cards that offer a full range of features which make them very easy to use. Visit cheap international calling for more information on phone cards and other prepaid calling products.

Tips: Phone cards usually offer better rates to certain countries and regions of the world so one phone card does not fit all. Therefore, it is better to shop around in order to find the best phone card for your needs. They also tend to have hidden fees or extra charges added to the posted rate on calls so be sure and read the fine print before making a purchase. It is typically better to try a small denomination ($5 to $10 card) before making a large purchase. We think on-line phone cards offer a better deal than those purchased at retail locations. It is easier to compare rates and features on-line when shopping and they can usually be stored safely in an on-line account so there is no fear of loss.

3. PC to Phone Service

PC to phone service like Skype is very popular with students, expats and others who make frequent international calls to other people who also own a computer and have a high speed INTERNET connection. What is commonly called PC to Phone Service can be used to make calls from one PC to another or from a PC to any kind of telephone. Companies like Skype offer free calls from one PC to another but charge a fee on calls made from a PC to a telephone. The rate on PC to Phone calls are typically much higher than those charged using other options so we think this service is great for people who want to make PC to PC calls but there are lower cost options with better quality for people who want to make long distance calls to landlines or cell phones.

Tips: Some countries actively block web based services like PC to Phone or VoIP. In these cases a VPN can be used or another product like callback phone service can be a better option. Also, the call quality using PC to Phone depends on the speed of the INTERNET connection. In some cases call quality can be very high while in other cases it is hard to get a good connection. Use another product if you want to make calls to telephones.

4. Callback Phone Service

In many cases the best international calling product for those living or working overseas is international callback phone service. This service can be used to make cheap international phone calls from any location. There are phone cards that offer a callback feature and there are prepaid callback service providers. The phone cards tend to be better for short term use. In either case, the caller will need to have a telephone available where they can receive a direct incoming call. This can be a land line, mobile phone or even a VoIP phone. To place a call, a caller triggers a callback where a computer calls to the callers pre-set phone number from an international location. When the call is received the caller simply answers the call and dials the phone number they wish to call. In this way the international call is placed from a low cost location like the United States rather than the high cost location where the caller resides.

Tips: A great option for people living or working in a fixed location where international calling is expensive. Calls are made through a low cost third country.

5. International Cell Phone Service

Truly international mobile phones offer convenience and are useful for emergency calling but they do not offer a good deal on international phone calls. What we refer to here are international calling plans for mobile phones. Many people only have mobile phones these days and they soon find it is very expensive to make international calls from mobiles using their local service provider. Phone cards are an option but there are other prepaid calling plans that interface nicely with mobile phones. These still offer great phone card rates on international calls from mobiles but have features that make them much easier to use.

Tips: For international calls from mobile phones in the USA or Canada we tend to prefer the Tel3Advantage prepaid call plan. It has free Apps so it can be used seamlessly with SMART phones allowing international calls can be made directly without dialing any extra numbers.

We hope people can benefit from this information and make wise choices when shopping for international calling products. In any case, shop well and read the fine print before making a purchase. We have heard stories from readers who have been, for example, tied up in long term VoIP contracts and could not get out of them. That is one reason why we tend to prefer prepaid or pay-as-you-go products that have no long term commitment. Simply use them as long as you need than stop when they are no longer needed without any termination fee.