How To Maximize One’s International Calling Capabilities
Posted on August 29, 2016
With globalization becoming a reality for almost everyone, international calling has almost become a norm. What was almost unheard of till about 15 years ago is almost ‘child’s play’ today. Calling US from India, or calling UK from India or making long-distance calls is a pretty easy today if one knows how to maximize the potential of these services.
International calls are generally considered to be an expensive affair and even big companies and organizations are constantly trying to incorporate services that will help in substantially cutting down call rates. Because, at times, mere emails or chat services do not suffice — voice calling is necessary at times and there are ways in which they won’t hurt one’s pocket.
Choose a Reliable Brand
The market today is flooded with companies that promise to deliver in terms of international calling. However, one must practice caution and only enlist the services of a reliable name. For example, if one has to call USA from India, what one needs to do find is a calling platform that will provide the most stable platform. A brand pulling gimmicks such as unrealistically low call rates may also levy unrealistically high surcharges added to a shoddy call connection. A little bit of research is vital because every penny counts.
Know what you Want
Is this going to be the only time when you will call USA from India? If that is the case then you should invest in a prepaid phone card and recharge it with approximately the exact amount that you need to have the conversation. On the other hand, if you are getting a calling card to call USA from India, then you should probably invest in a postpaid connection so that you don’t have to get hurried recharges should your balance suddenly run low.
Make use of ‘special’ Calling Hours
Most international calling card companies offer special rates for calling at certain times of the day. It is prudent to capitalize on these offers as they save the user a lot of money and in some cases adds some extra talk-time to their card. For example, if one has to make a call to USA, if possible, they should arrange during the hours when the discounts are offered. This is actually a handy tool for those making frequent international calls.
Paying a Little Extra for Good Service is Sometimes Worth It
Although a little has been touched upon about this point earlier, people who need to make international calls on a regular basis should only invest in trustworthy names. Now, there are some services that might cost a little extra when for example, one is calling US from India, but, that might be a good price to pay for excellent connectivity without the fear of constant dropping of calls and voice-lags.
Read the Fine Print
It is important to know more than simply the calling rates that the company is offering. What kind of taxes do they levy? What are the surcharges if any? How can one easily recharge the card to pay the postpaid bills? These are details that one needs to know before buying an international calling card/ connection.
Making international calls is surprisingly easy today. However, it is important that you, as customer, know exactly what you are getting into.