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April 21, 2011

How to call Ghana Cheap

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Rebtel is a company that has been offering people all kinds of unique ways to make cheap phone calls, and with this coupon, they've make phone calls to Ghana even cheaper.

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January 28, 2011

Best Calling Card Companies? Nobelcom

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Nobelcom.com Promotional code
10% Discount on phone cards.
Use promotional code: CJTravel
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If you are looking for a promotional code for Nobelcom.com calling cards, try out this one.

Code: CJTravel gives you a 10% discount on any calling card products or phone card products purchased through Nobelcom.com.

If you've never heard of Nobelcom.com, you've obviously not spend much time at CallingAdvice.com.

We have been recommending (and even promoting) calling cards from Nobelcom on CallingAdvice.com since this site was launched in 2003.

NobelCom is one of the top companies selling prepaid calling cards online.

They are a great solution for saving money when you are making international phone calls.

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July 24, 2008

Cheap Ways to Keep in Touch While Traveling

Are you feeling lost with the growing distance that has suddenly cropped up between you and your beloved as he or she is away from you for some professional or other travel purpose?

Well, there is no need to worry.

If you don't already know, advancements in the telecommunications industry have created some amazingly cheap ways for people to keep in touch while traveling, no matter where they are in the world. We talk a lot on CallingAdvice about Skype, but there are lots of people who are still using calling cards, which are still a much cheaper, more innovative, and easier way to keep in touch with those special souls you love, than just picking up the phone from wherever you are and dialing.

Calling cards (in case you've never used one) are a kind of telecommunications credit card. If you've never used one, you should know that they are used by people worldwide to pay for phone calls. However, there are many varieties of calling cards available. Some examples would be prepaid calling cards (for all kinds of calls), country-specific calling cards, bill-me-later calling cards, international calling cards, and so on.

Prepaid calling cards can be for any type of phone call (local, national, international), and they are basically cards where you pay a certain amount and you will get your long distance calls paid for in advance. The main advantage of prepaid calling cards is that they neither have any monthly payments nor any roaming-on-net charges.

Prepaid calling cards generally offer you the lowest calling rates and let you stay connected to your loved ones.

However you must note that calling cards can have a hidden agenda. As we've written before, with calling cards, there are a variety of additional fees associated.

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July 23, 2008

Cell Phones: How To Make Cheap International Calling Card Calls from a Cell Phone

These days, a cell phone is considered an indispensable part of a person's life. Today's modern world has made a cellular phone one of the most important modes of communication, and has forced most to accept the importance of a cell phone.

In addition to regular billing from whoever provides your cell service, calling cards can also be used to make calls from a cell phone. There are many different kinds of calling cards, including prepaid calling cards and international calling cards. If you are going to use a calling card on your cell phone, it's really our recommendation to use a low denomination (dollar-wise) calling card. This is because when you're using a calling card on your cell phone (depending on what time of day you call), it's almost like being double-billed, and purchasing a lower dollar amount on the card will make sure you don't talk too long while being "double-billed." These low denomination cards can be used while making a single phone call. There are several phone cards available in the US market that provide you, as the caller, with different rates, depending on what type of phone you are calling from. You should always purchase calling cards based on the type of phone call that you are about to make, because if you use (for example) a card designed to make inexpensive calls from a pay phone, and you use it on a cell phone, your time value of the card can be used up more quickly. Also, if you're using your US-Based Cell Phone, and traveling to, say, Mexico, and then attempting to use a calling card to make a call from your cell phone, it's important for you to know that calls coming from outside the US will almost always have higher rates because of international surcharges.

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July 21, 2008

How To Make Money With Calling Card Affiliate Programs

Before actually going into how you can make money with calling card affiliate programs, it would be a good idea, just so everyone's on the same page, to increase your knowledge about what a calling card affiliate program is all about.

Generally speaking, an affiliate program is run by the company selling calling cards (or sometimes a third party). When you become an affiliate, you earn a commission by selling the company's calling cards and/or other products through your web site.

The company gives you a link after you sign up, and you put that link on your web site. When someone clicks the link from your web site, they are sent to the calling card company's web site and are tracked as your referral. When they buy something on the calling card company's web site, you make a commission.

Although this happens to be the basic idea of any affiliate program, there are many modifications seen in several affiliate programs, including programs within the calling card industry, which can make affiliate marketing calling cards and calling products a more lucrative business.

Making money with a calling card affiliate programs is as simple as explained above. But, it can be even simpler. There are few programs, like the Speedypin affiliate program, that offer you a commission every time someone renews their calling card, or gets a new calling card, from this program.

This is known as residual commission.

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July 20, 2008

Calling Card Companies: How to choose the best calling card retailer for you?

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CallingAdvice has been at this a LONG time (since 2001). If you have a high-speed Internet connection and a computer you can use anywhere you go, we recommend signing up for Skype.

If you're looking to buy a calling card, a retailer you really should check out is SpeedyPin
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A Calling card retailer is just a retail shop that sells calling cards. That can be an online store or an in-person phone card location (or an outlet like Wal-Mart or any other big retailer that carries calling cards). It may or may not be evident to you, but the competition in calling card sales is huge. And so right now, there's this push and lots of companies are competing for the title of the "best calling card retailer".

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July 18, 2008

MCI World Traveler Card and Military Morale Calls: Best Calling Cards For Soldier Morale Building Calls

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Currently, the United States has deployed 145,000+ soldiers in Iraq.

Elsewhere in the world, an additional quarter of a million servicemen and servicewomen are doing what they need to do as part of their jobs.

Whether you are from the United States, or some other country in the world, it is apparent that military morale can often be boosted by having a great phone call with home.

A common saying is that there are only three true professions of pride in the world. One is of a teacher, the other of a doctor and the last one of a soldier.

It is very true indeed that the difficulties a soldier needs to conquer require exceptional bravery. Often, our brave soldiers are away from home serving their country. So, morale calls are provided especially for soldiers to keep in touch with their family and loved ones. Soldiers located on any base of the USA (be it in Iraq or Afghanistan or anywhere in the world) can make morale calls to their loved ones without having to fear expensive long distance costs. These morale calls can be done either on-base or off-base.

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March 16, 2008

Phone Cards: Calling Tips for Calling Card Buyers and Users

Here are two great phone calling card tips that you would do well to pay attention to next time you go to buy a calling card.

Tip #1 Retail phone cards vs. virtual calling cards online
I live in Washington where there is a general sales tax of almost 9%. Many people that live on the border of Washington and Oregon know that by doing their shopping in Oregon (a state without a sales tax), they can save almost $9 on a $100 calling card. The point of this story is that you should not only compare the cheapest rates on the card, but also the cheapest place to buy the card. If you want to avoid sales tax. Buy your phone cards online from a virtual calling card provider like Pingo.com that offers great international rates. This will allow you to beat out those retail cards on the sales tax alone, not to mention the lower calling rates you often get from going through an online retailer vs. a "real-world" retailer (who makes a lot of their money in the markups they apply to the per-minute rounding rates on the card).

Tip #2 Walgreens and Wal-Mart International phone cards

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March 14, 2008

Issues with Making International Phone Calls Abroad

Here's an email we received from an obviously frustrated individual.

Hey CallingAdvice.com. Maybe you can help me. Making International calls has always been an issue for me. I was born and raised in Europe so I make a lot of international calls back and forth to my family and friends. Over the past few years, making these calls has created a fair amount frustration and anger. While the cost of making these calls has come down, it has become harder and harder to make these calls. There are now so many options when choosing a company for the calls, and more often than not everyone is very competitive.

It has always been hard for me to make these calls. Over the years, here in the U.S. it has become more of a frustrating process for me to make international calls. In order to dial an international number, most companies require you to dial their 800 number first, then you must dial an extension or the number on your calling card (which can sometimes consist of as many as 20 numbers), and then finally you dial the desired number. Once you have done all this, sometimes your call may go through or it may fail. For me, more often than not, the call fails and doesn't work. Not to mention the fact that for me, international calls have become expensive.

Then, when it comes to my home line (you have probably experienced this too), there are many companies that call me on a daily basis, asking me if I am happy with my phone provider and if they can try to beat the price.

When I call the rates are usually between 10-15 Cents per minute. This may seem low to some people however these charges add you quickly and it become expensive before you know it! My monthly bill is usually between $150-$250 (depending on how much I talk) and this bill is just for international calls. In addition, I have a cell phone bill and a home phone bill. I am not rich by any means and I have a lot of trouble affording this type of service.

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March 12, 2008

Using A Rented Cell Phone In A Foreign Country

The first time that I went to a foreign country, away from my family, was when I was 13. I went on a class trip to Israel, and we needed to share a cell phone between 4 people.

Unfortunately, the window of time that we could communicate with our families was limited because we had activity-filled days, so there was a narrow band of time in which we could communicate home. As a result of the limited time, and because we were so busy, eventually all of us started to contact home less and less. However the cell phone that was rented in Israel (where we were) was a very good idea. It greatly improved my ability to contact my family, and was also significantly cheaper than calling on a pay phone and more accessible.

I would recommend to anyone going to a foreign country that they rent a cell phone if they want to contact anyone back home. Of course, the better option if you have a computer and an Internet connection is to get a service like Skype, and if you don't have a computer and Internet connection, then the best and most flexible option is to just get a virtual calling card from a company like Pingo.com.

At Pingo.com, you can receive $5 in free calls, and get 15% discount. All you have to do is use the Pingo coupon code "s4i"

March 10, 2008

Advantages of Using VoIP

We use VoIP to make international calls. (VoIP is composed of services like Vonage, Packet8, PCtoPhone, Skype, and others.) Whoever invented VoIp was a genius, and has created a life-saver for anyone traveling abroad. I am not originally from the United States. Even though I live here now, I am Asian, and most of my family and friends are all in the Philippines. I have relatives and friends in other countries too, especially around Europe.

I use my VoIP Phone service to call them. Amongst all the choices for International calling, I would recommend VoIP services because not only is calling through VoIP much less expensive, but the quality is good too! I say this while letting you know that I've used calling card and cell phone services for international calling as well, but I have really never been all that satisfied with the quality. Generally speaking, calling cards are almost always more expensive.

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March 09, 2008

Tips for Making International Calls While Traveling Abroad

If you are making international calls while traveling abroad, and you are making those calls regularly, then one of the best things you can do is to get a cell phone plan that will let you make international calls from the country where you are traveling to.

The best way to do this is to check with your cell phone provider to find out what it takes to add the country you are traveling to, and add that country in to the calling plan itself. As long as you stay under the minutes limit, this is one of the most cost-efficient ways I have found of making phone calls from another country while traveling.

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March 07, 2008

Choices Available to International Callers

There are many choices available to those who want to make international calls. While some of these options cost more than others, these options will all allow you to call friends, family, and business contacts overseas. GSM (or Global System for Mobile Communications) is one method for making calls internationally. Because of the GSM network, many cell phone owners are able to roam globally without switching phones or providers. Sometimes, roaming charges may apply and it is vital to choose a phone with the GSM logo on it showing that it is compatible with the system.

The advent of the internet phone, and many internet based phone services, has enabled people all over the globe to call each other for a low fee. Sometimes, the service is free.

This is especially true in cases

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March 02, 2008

Pingo Caling Cards and Coupon Code

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Pingo has features which should make your life easier when it comes to calling cards.

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May 01, 2007

Calling Card Companies Creating Cruddy Cards (and What You Should Do About It)

When it comes to calling cards, there are basically two types of calling cards, but they work on the same principle. There are physical cards (like you may see at the front of a grocery store in the "impulse buys" section, and there are "virtual" cards, which you buy online, and the dial-in number, as well as the PIN Code, are sent to your email inbox.

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