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Prepaid Long Distance

Mar 23, 2008
Calling long distance whether domestic or international is no longer a hassle nowadays. There are many options to choose from when calling long distance and one of these is the prepaid long distance service. You have to be picky over the service that you are going to pick out because you don't want your money to be wasted. But all in all most of the companies that provide this type of service is pretty much reliable.

Choosing a prepaid long distance provider entails wise decision. Do your due diligence, you may even have to try some of them just to find the best one for you. In other words, before choosing a provider you will have to do your own research.

Guidelines when choosing a provider:

* Know your calling pattern
* The lowest rate may not always be the best
* Check out website reviews
* Call them if possible before subscribing
* Customer service is another key
* Are there any fees associated with the service
* Find company information as much as possible
* Ask people around you of their own experience
* Do they offer online account management
* Other features you may personally looking for and need
* Use the service to try - some of them offers free minutes just to try their service.

Prepaid long distance service is becoming more and more popular nowadays and that can be attributed to people becoming more internet savvy. Online, people can compare different telecommunications company and make a wiser decision based on their research.

Unlike traditional prepaid phone cards, most prepaid long distance service is not associated with fees, and other hidden charges. You are usually only charged for the actual minutes you have used and that's the main reason why they are increasing in popularity. People are simply tired of all sorts of fees. It is always good to know that you are getting your money's worth by paying only the time spent on your call.

If you are not knowledgeable enough, using cheap phone cards may cost you a lot more than what you had bargained for. Stay away from fee for service long distance providers. This is not just the way to go nowadays.

Convenience is another advantage when using a prepaid service. This type of service can be used from almost anywhere, whether it be from cell phones, home phones or even hotel phones when traveling. Most prepaid long distance service also offers online account management wherein you can manage your calls in complete details by just logging in to your account management back office. You can track your phone usage and check available balance through the online account management system.

Quality of calls should also be on top of your list to consider. This is very important especially when you frequently use to call long distance to transact business.

So the next time you want to call anywhere in the world, give prepaid long distance service a try. It will save you money and most of all it will also save you your precious time.
About the Author
Author and internet entrepreneur Bernard Pragides has been in the telecommunications business since 1998. Learn more about telecommunications and long distance related issues by visiting his long distance blog and his website http://www.MrLongDistance.com for more helpful information.
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