Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Phone Card Special Deals

As we approach the holiday season we are seeing several prepaid calling companies offering special deals for new or existing customers.  Some of these are listed below:

  • Smart Global Call phone cards international is offering 10% off all phone cards through December 5, 2011.  Visit Phone Card Special to receive this discount.  Smart Global Call features a variety of high quality phone cards that can be used to make cheap international phone cards from more than 60 countries.
  • Local Phone is offering Free International Calls to the USA for 4 days starting on November 24th.  There is no limit to the Free calls you can make either to the USA or within the USA for the four days from November 24 through November 27, 2011.
  • Rebtel is offering new customers a double bonus on Black Friday.  New customers who deposit $10 will get a total credit of $30 if they use coupon code 'tripleup25nov'.  This coupon code is only good on Friday November 25, visit Black Friday Madness for more information or to sign-up for this offer.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Make Free International Calls to the USA

LocalPhone is allowing their customers to make free international calls to the USA during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Customers can talk as long as they want for free from November 24 through 27, 2011.  Visit Free calls to US cellphones and landlines for 4 days for more details or to open a new account in order to take advantage of this offer. LocalPhone can be used as an online phone card with local access numbers in 48 countries and it can also be used to make PC-to-Phone calls from any country.  They offer a free dialer that can be downloaded in order to make PC-to-Phone calls and customers can also send international text messages with their service.  LocalPhone customers can also talk to each other for Free anytime using their PC-to-PC service.  Opening an account is free and there is no obligation but you must hurry since this holiday promotion will only last a few days.

Send Cheap International Text Messages - Global SMS

Now it is possible to send text messages overseas without paying the high rates charged by mobile phone service providers. This is a new service offered by LocalPhone.  It is part of a full suite of services offered with their on-line phone card.  The Global SMS service can be used from a mobile phone (using the local phone number they provide) or from your computer.  In either case, the message appears to come from your mobile phone.  It is one of the cheapest ways to send international text messages with rates starting at 2.7 cents per message.  Setting up an account is also easy and Free.  You can deposit as little as $1 in order to start using the service.  LocalPhone is also offering a 20% discount on their service until the end of November (coupon code LPUSNEW) and they also offer a free 5 minute trial of their service.  The same account can be used to make cheap international phone calls from nearly any country.  Visit the banner below for more details.

Send cheap international SMS with Localphone

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How to Make Cheap International Calls from iPhones

Tel3Advantage offers their customers a Free iPhone App that can be used to make cheap international phone calls over the low cost Tel3Advantage network. The new TEL3Dialer App can be used with any iPhone without changing service providers. There is also an a Tel3 App for Android phones. Now anyone can easily make cheap international calls from their mobile phone.

The TEL3Dialer App is a Free and any Tel3Advantage customer can use the App to make cheap international phone calls. The iPhone app allows a TEL3Advantage user to place an international call directly from their iPhone without dialing an access number, account number or PIN code. In other words, it is an application that works seamlessly to save SMART phone users money on international calls.

Once the application is downloaded on to an iPhone (available in the iPhone app store), a caller does not need to dial an Access Number or PIN code anymore in order to use the low cost Tel3Advantage service, they just dial the destination phone number as normal or choose a contact from their address book, and make a direct dial call. It couldn’t be easier to use.

The following are brief instructions for obtaining the App.

 A New Tel3Advantage User

1. Sign up with TEL3Advantage by visiting Tel3Advantage or calling 800 441 0321.
2. Register your iPhone number with TEL3Advantage (add to Instant Access number list)
3. Download the TEL3Dialer from the iPhone APP Store.
4. Start making Cheap International Phone Calls.

Existing Tel3Advantage User

1. Register your iPhone number with TEL3Advantage. Add it to the Instant Access Number list in the users on-line account.
2. Download the TEL3Dialer from the iPhone APP Store.
3. Start making cheap international phone calls without dialing account numbers or PIN codes.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cheap International Calling from South Korea

I have been working in South Korea for the past several months so it has given me a chance to investigate methods for making cheap international calls to or from South Korea.  We have mostly made calls between South Korea and the USA but we have also made calls to locations like Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia and the UAE. We have found that it is fairly easy to make cheap calls to South Korea but it is not always easy to make cheap calls out.

South Korea has a very modern telecommunication system but rates are fairly high on international calls compared to other countries.  Many people use Skype from South Korea to make free calls to friends and family at home but this is not always a convenient option.  We an international mobile phone to make calls to the USA but the cost is very high, around $1 to $1.50 per minute.  We also found the Korean phone company often blocks or does not allow calls to phone card access numbers so be sure to test these before purchasing phone cards.  We also found that calls using traditional phone cards (via access numbers) from South Korea were not that cheap.  A typical phone card rate is about $0.10 per minute.  This may seem cheap but the rate on international calls from the USA to South Korea using phone cards is typically between 1 and 3 cents per minute.  Our family called us from the USA using Tel3Advantage which is one of the best low cost options because it is cheap and the call quality is very good.

One of my friends in the USA called me several times with Vonage because their plan includes free calls  to land-lines in South Korea.  Vonage seemed to work okay but the sound did typically fade in and out a few times during most calls.

The product I used the most to make cheap calls to the USA and other countries from South Korea was a callback phone card.  Calls to the USA were just over 3 cents per minute and the call quality was very good.  The card I used had a web interface so you just enter the phone number where you are located (mobile or land-line) and the number you wish to call and, in a few seconds, your phone will ring and you will be connected to the other party.  This is a super product that can be used from any country as long as you have an INTERNET connection (in order to send a message) and a phone were you can receive a direct call.  Callback is a very good product to use when making calls from countries with high tariffs on outbound international calls since the calls originate in another country so these tariffs are by-passed.  I have used these callback cards from several countries and have not had any problems completing calls.