- Top Picks
- Rates & Fees
- Buying Cards
- Using Cards
- Card Fraud
What's New in Calling Cards?
Posted by [realname-link] on 27 Jul 2011
Calling cards have been around forever, but there are important innovations that consumers should be aware of. The most important are new features that dramatically enhance the calling experience.
The key features to watch for are these:
Why are some companies offering these features, but others aren't? Because only companies that control their own communications network have the equipment necessary to make it happen. We call these kinds of companies 'integrated providers' - they are real phone companies with specialized divisions that sell prepaid calling cards.
Calling card resellers (marketing companies that sell minutes on behalf of a carrier) can't offer these types of services because they don't control the underlying network resources. Without control of the phone network, they can't develop and deliver the necessary software solutions to consumers. In general, we don't recommend buying from resellers and this adds to the list of reasons why.
Bottom line: if you want to take advantage of these new calling features, be sure to buy from one of the select few companies that are offering them.
These calling cards get our 'Best Buy' rating.
Most Popular Pages
AboutCallingCards.com has affiliate relationships with some vendors mentioned on this site. With such vendors, AboutCallingCards.com may be paid a small commission on purchases made by visitors from this site. Details