The calling card market is really competitive with hundreds of options available for consumers. We at stayhomeshopping.com were keen to investigate the claim by leading calling card distributor Callingcards.com who claim (doesn’t everyone?) to offer “the lowest rates for long distance calls”. And of course price isn’t everything. Who cares how cheap a call is if you can’t hear the person on the other end?
Callingcards.com is actually a reseller that markets pre-paid calling cards packaged specifically for them by third parties. Those third parties, according to their website, are tier one carriers though they’re not specified.
Here’s our overview of callingcards.com
|Competitive Prices||US outbound international long distance calling rates are definitely amongst the lowest available although it clearly depends on where you’re calling and for how long. Inbound to the US or between other countries can vary.|
|Selection||There are only a limited number of prepaid plans, but the options available should cater for most needs|
|Full disclosure of rates & fees||Rates and fees are easy to read and understand. Take care so that you understand whether you’re billed per second or minute, and surcharges that may apply to use of pay phones as plans vary.|
|Ease of Use||Registering your PIN on up to six devices makes dialling far less cumbersome than some other card providers.|
|Website usability||The website is easy to navigate and provides a basic search facility to help you pick the best plan.|
|Customer support||24/7 phone help is available.|
|Quality of Calls||No problems experienced.|
|Reputation / complaint history||callingcard.com has been in business for over ten years with a solid reputation. There are some online complaints about ‘hidden costs’ so ensure you fully understand the plan you’re on before purchasing.|
|Exchange and refunds||Customers can switch plans at any time; refunds at discretion of customer support|
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