Calling cards vs. Prepaid calling plans

Many communication providers offer inconvenience of prepaid calling plans. Let us attempt what way make phone calls better calling cards or prepaid calling plans better and what advantages and lacks at them is.

Prepaid calling plans

Prepaid calling plans may be international, domestic and combined. You self determine character of calls for right choose plan. Usually prepaid calling plans have a flat monthly payment and give fixed number of minutes for calls from regular phones, generally of 500 to 1000. It is a service without taxes & fees and charges per minute as well as dispense from commitments and or contracts. Prepaid plan allow do not switch a long distance carrier, receive the lowest rate especially comparing to the direct dial +1 service and even phone cards. So you can budget and cut your calling costs.

Phone cards

On my sites I use next definition of phone cards is a telecommunication credit card used for advance pay for calling service. This card may use from virtually any phone but in contrast to prepaid calling plan may contain additional fees and charges. Talk using calling cards usually cheaper than talk on public phones taxes. Also if you use not refillable calling cards you must enter a personal identification number (PIN) on every call. Most of calling cards have prepaid credit in which the calling cards is buying with a specific balance, from which the cost of calls made is deducted. International calling cards allow you make phone calls anytime practically from any place where the phone is established.

In summary may receive next conclusion: Prepaid calling plans more appropriate if you make many low cost calls from regular phone on home. You may choose international or domestic prepaid plans depend on you calls destinations. Telephone cards are more expensive than prepaid plans but using prepaid calling cards mobility and versatility – you may call from any phone anywhere – from home, office, street. It's cards also let make anonymous calls. Calling cards are rather useful for travelers, business mans, students and other people who goes much.