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Making Cheap Telephone Calls Using SMS

Around the world, SMS - or Short Message Service - has become ubiquitous. Millions upon millions of SMSes are sent and received each day from one mobile phone to another. These 160-character messages are the way in which people around the globe or around the corner stay in touch with one another. Increasingly, however, people are realizing that they can make cheap telephone calls using SMS.

Using an SMS gateway, a cheap phone call can be triggered using SMS. An SMS triggered phone call to Jamaica, for example, would cost less than one U.S. dollar. Technology allows you to place a call between any two telephone handsets, while your mobile phone or computer keyboard becomes a convenient dial pad. Contrary to what you may imagine, a telephone call placed with an SMS gateway uses a reliable telephone network, so the quality of the call is high.

More than Telephone Calls

An SMS gateway can be used for more than a cheap phone call. There are a variety of SMS-based services that you can use.

Making a long distance call from a military base overseas, just got a lot easier

For service members to acquire the choice calling rates from OEF/OIF, senders should take advantage of the retrenchment and buy the Military Interchange 550 and 300 Minute Prepaid Card as it offers superior function when calling from abroad.

Although telephone cards are handy at many metropolitan retailers, they do not tender the genuine value when placing international calls to the U.S as compared to the Military Interdependence 600 and 180 Minute Global Prepaid Phone Card.

Prepaid phone cards are typically intended and marketed for usage only within the 48 conterminous states by various retailers as the cards are usually sold for domestic service. Domestic retailers do not bull's-eye nor bargain low priced international calling rates to the U.S. Hence, they tenor international long distance prices higher, as their target market is domestic.

Military service members may be sent prepaid calling cards from home or provided pro bono prepaid cards from special organizations; inasmuch, …

Long-Distance Calling Cards are the Cheapest Way to Call International Long Distance

By Daryl Plaza

When you're traveling are on business the long-distance calling card gives you the best opportunity to phone from anywhere you want. Hotel, phone booth or maybe even a cell phone and we'll give you long-distance calling at very reasonable rates. Global calling is becoming more and more used as a lot more people travel now. International long distance calling cards are very popular and convenient. With the number of people using them the phone card companies now can offer great rates and even give you the ability to use your mobile cell phone, then you don't have to worry about trying to find a landline connection. Finding a long-distance calling card that has good value can sometimes be quite overwhelming with all the different calling cards that are available.

Almost all convenience stores and newsstands that you come across will offer phone cards and international long-distance calling cards. A number of these cards are just as pricey as a third-party call. …

Long Distance Phone Service Providers

By Kristy Annely

Various advances in technology have changed the way we make long distance calls. From the traditional landline phones to cellular phones, to computers and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) devices, technology has affected the way everyone communicates. This has led to long distance phone services that are not only different in terms of the quality of reception but also the cost involved with making long distance calls. Today, one even has the option of virtually free long distance phone calls, but with a comparatively lower quality than the traditional long distance services using regular landline phones. However, the savings is worth the decreased quality for many people.

Long distance phone services can be broadly categorized into four groups. These include landline to landline and cellular phone service, cellular to cellular and landline service, calls made from a personal computer or VOIP device to landline or cellular phone service and PC to PC voice communicatio…

Dial Around Long Distance Plans Compared to Phone Cards

By Rick Hendershot

If you have done any research into the confusing world of long distance telephone rates, you have discovered that conventional long distance is expensive compared to almost any of the alternatives. This is especially true when you factor in the extra fees and taxes added on by governments.

Conventional phone companies rely on people being either uninformed or unmotivated to check out the alternatives.
Usually they bundle long distance with local services so you are never quite sure how much your long distance service is costing.

For instance, many consumers sign up for a local plan that includes unlimited long distance calling. They usually pay between $50 and $70 for this package. But they could get the same level of service for much less money by staying with
a $20-$30/month local package and using a dial around plan that charges only 1.9 cents/minute for calls to the USA and Canada.

Phone Cards - a solution with serious limitations

One alternative to conventional long d…

Dial Around Long Distance Plans Compared To Phone Cards

If you have done any research into the confusing world of long distance telephone rates, you have discovered that conventional long distance is expensive compared to almost any of the alternatives. This is especially true when you factor in, the extra fees and taxes added on by governments.

Conventional phone companies rely on people being either uninformed or unmotivated to check out the alternatives. Usually they bundle long distance with local services so you are never quite sure how much your long distance service is costing.

For instance, many consumers sign up for a local plan that includes unlimited long distance calling. They usually pay between $50 and $70 for this package. But they could get the same level of service for much less money by staying with a $20-$30/month local package and using a dial around plan that charges only 1.9 cents/minute for calls to the USA and Canada.

**Phone Cards - a solution with serious limitations**

One alternative to conventional long distance ser…