I have been very busy this week and have not been able to blog much, so this weeks topic will be a short one, but still a very important topic for students – International Calling Cards.
As you all probably know, calling cards can be mine field and trying to indentify what card does what can be a really tough task. There are probably 3 main things you need to ask/ check out with any calling card:
1 – How is the card billed? Be careful of cards that bill anything over 1 minute as some cards bill every 3 minutes or even as much as every 5 minutes. If you had card like this and only called for 30 seconds you would be billed for a full 3 or 5 minutes.
2 – Does the card expire? Some cards have expirations, so that 3 months after you first used it the card becomes dead
3 – Are there any hidden charges? This is the main area you will need to look out for. Cards will hide charges such as a monthly or weekly fee, a maintenance fee, a fee per call and the list goes on. Make sure you are aware of all the charges that are on your account.
So, these are the main questions that you will need to ask, but in my next blogging session I will talk about some advanced features that you might want in your calling card. Today, cards can do much more than just provide cheap calls!