Use This Tech To Reduce Your overseas Calling Fees

Technology now allows for easier communication with family and friends abroad, with tools like Facebook, Skype, WeChat, etc. I believe there is still one tool that trumps all the others when it comes to making international calls.Most would consider it 'ancient technology', and it certainly is, which explains why it is so good.

How would you describe this ancient technology?

You can call cards.Do you remember the old-style phone cards you used to buy from your local newsagent, the cards you scratched to reveal the PIN, then you called people over the phone from a public phone?
Today, it is possible to buy virtual calling cards online (instead of buying them in your local newsagent) but they still work the same way fundamentally.To call a person on the other side of the planet, you need to call your local access number, then enter your PIN number, and finally dial the overseas number of the person you are calling.

Why you should use calling cards

The best part about calling apps is that they are relatively easy to use and are free to use to make calls - these are some pretty strong value propositions. Only people who live in well-developed countries can use them, and this is their major downside.You can call people while experiencing minimal lag, call dropouts, etc., when you use calling apps when calling Australia, New Zealand, United States, UK, Japan, Singapore, etc.

Nevertheless, if you call a less developed country or even if you call a remote area even in a well-developed country, your call quality will be poor.

Calling cards have been in existence for quite some time now, so it is possible to use this technology. If you're using a landline or a mobile phone, you can use your calling cards to make international calls using your copper lines.There is a high probability that even in remote or developing countries, people have either a landline or mobile phone or at least access to one.

The downsides to using calling cards

One of the calling card downsides is more significant than the other, but both are problematic.Firstly, there are a few steps that must be completed before a phone call can be made. The local access number, the PIN number, the overseas number, are all entered in order, which may not seem complicated to some, but may be cumbersome for others.

A guide published by NZ Phone Cards explains how to solve this problem if you use a mobile phone. The guide consists of a comprehensive set of instructions that will allow you to program all of the steps into your phone, so that you can just tap on someone's contact number and it will run you through the whole process for you automatically.In addition to navigating all of the scammy phone cards, buying a calling card has a second downside.

In this article, I'll explain how to avoid being ripped off a little more, because throughout the years, there have been a number of ways that calling cards companies have used to maximize profits.

Alternatives to calling cards

A lot of options are available for making overseas calls, and calling apps are one of my favorites.It is generally easier for me to use a calling app while on vacation since they are not only free, but they also provide the option to make video calls, which calling cards cannot offer. I especially like this option when calling family members.

Insider tips on how to buy a calling card without being scammed

I have purchased hundreds of calling cards using my travel experience, and I've seen every possible problem you could face when using a calling card to make an international call. For those of you who decide to purchase a calling card to make international calls, below are a few things you should know.

Check the billing increments

Phone cards may charge you in higher increments even though they claim to charge 1c per minute. If a phone card has an increment of 10 minutes, for example, you will be charged 10c if you call for one minute, so in reality, you are spending 10c per minute.Your ideal card should support 1-minute billing increments if possible, but not more than 3 minutes.

Customer service

The key point is this. In the event of any problems, you should be able to contact their customer support team.It's best to use an online calling card service provider so you can ask questions about their return policy, the best card for the country you are calling from, extra fees, what happens if your phone card malfunctions, etc. You can learn a lot about their professionalism by calling them up.

Hidden fees

There is no benefit to customers in paying daily service fees, as they are just junk fees that are designed to extract money from customers.Depending on whether you are using your phone card or not, a daily service charge will be automatically deducted at regular intervals from your phone card.