Traditional calling cards vs. calling apps
When you need to make an international call, or just keep in touch with everyone in all kinds of circumstances, it’s great to have different options for calling. The market now offers us the opportunity to choose between hundreds of calling cards and calling apps as well. What would the best choice be? It depends on what your needs are, and how open you are to try out new things.
Yes, traditional calling cards still have their fans, and we agree that it is a tried and tested method of making international calls. Still, there are some things to keep in mind when choosing them.
Be fully aware of the costs, as some have a lot of fees and hidden costs. Also, minutes are often rounded up in segments of 3, 5, or even 8 minutes, so a short call can get you paying so much more than you actually talked. It’s a good idea to compare per-minute costs between several different brands of cards.
Some cards are restricted when it comes to which countries they cover. Make sure the country you need to call is accessible with the card.
Since there are so many different brands of international calling cards, make some research before buying one, so you don’t get bad connections and dropped calls. You can also check out some reviews and see what other people said about them.
What about calling apps?
As the telecom market continues to evolve, plenty of alternatives can replace your traditional calling cards by offering the same functionality. A calling app can simply be used on a smartphone or tablet, and an internet connection is not even a must, in order to make fast and cheap phone calls. In addition to that, you don’t have to physically buy it from anywhere, and expose yourself to unnecessary contact, in these difficult times.
The KeepCalling international calling app is a great alternative to traditional calling cards, offering low rates for premium services. It’s free to download, has a friendly interface with direct access to your phone contacts. You can enjoy high-quality VoIP calls all around the world, whether you are using WiFi or 3G/4G, and you have all the freedom to call mobiles and landlines as well. So the app-to-app rule doesn’t apply.
If your internet connection is not stable, you can also choose the Offline Calling feature available for free in your client account. This feature will help you call any number without an internet connection. For any international contact you may need to call, a local access number will be instantly made available for you. For example, let’s say you are based in the US and you want to call your friend living abroad, and you can’t rely on your internet connection. With Offline Calling, the KeepCalling app will connect you through a local access number and you will only pay the cost of a local call if you don’t have free minutes. No internet connection needed.
In conclusion, calling apps could be a good alternative to traditional calling cards and the change that you have been waiting for. Of course, in the end, whatever you choose will need some research, you don’t want your money to be thrown away just like that. But having everything so easy, from accessibility to quality and good rates, all from the comfort of your home, could convince you that a calling app is what you need for your international calls.