Using calling cards might have once been our go-to solution to cut down on expenses, but with calling options like Viber Out, calling cards can be a thing of the past. Here’s why choosing a Viber Out calling plan is your safest bet.
Whether you’re abroad and are planning to use your mobile phone while traveling, or your country’s phone rates are simply off the charts, purchasing a calling card or calling plan is the best way to save money in the short and long run. However, with dozens, if not hundreds, of calling solutions and calling cards out there, how do you know which is the best international calling card for you? Here are the reasons why you should opt for a Viber Out calling plan instead of purchasing a calling card.
When choosing the best international calling card for your cell phone, you want to make sure you’ve taken into account several issues you can’t afford – quite literally – to ignore. Here are some things you should be aware of when choosing your calling card.
#1: Trusting Your Calling Company
How trustworthy is the company from which you purchased your calling card? This is an important question you need to ask yourself. As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has pointed out, when purchasing an international phone card you risk the chance of falling victim to false advertisement and added costs. You also risk doing business with a card issuer that might go out of business, leaving you with a useless calling card.
“Ads from certain prepaid card providers claim that buyers can make hundreds or thousands of minutes of calls to certain advertised destinations for just a few dollars,” according to the FCC. “In reality, using these particular cards could make calls for only a fraction of those minutes due to multiple hidden fees and surcharges.” In fact, in 2015, the FCC fined six companies with a whopping $30 million for deceptive marketing of calling cards.
What Viber Out Offers
As a trustworthy brand with over 800 million users worldwide, you can rest assured what you see is what you get with Viber. Viber’s rates and calling plans are precisely as they’re described on our website, and there are no hidden fees or charges. We only work with trusted operators around the world, and guarantee high-quality calls at low rates.
#2: Not Knowing How Much You’ll End up Paying
Calling card rates tend to contain undisclosed fees and inaccurate rate listings. Your card balance can be eaten away by long-call charges or poor connections as well as the rounding up of your call length. There can even be a connection fee regardless of the rate per minute, which means you might end up spending more money on more minutes in which the call was being connected than on the minutes in which you actually spoke to your call’s recipient. Many companies even charge you when your call doesn’t go through or whenever you hang up the phone after using the card, also known as “post-call” or “hang-up” fees.
What Viber Out Offers
Viber Out allows you to choose a specific calling plan that will best suit you and your wallet. With Viber Out you’ll be able to make international calls from your mobile as well as from your desktop without having any sign-up fees. With flexible and low rates, Viber Out allows you to choose the best plan for you, guaranteeing you no hidden fees and no extra charges for those times when your call doesn’t go through.
Credit plans: Viber Out credit is added to your balance when you purchase any amount, and enables you to call any number in the world at Viber’s low rates.
30-day calling plans: This plan enables you to make international calls for a period of 30 days at Viber’s low rates. This can be a great solution if you’re planning on traveling abroad for a month.
Monthly subscription plans: Make international calls to landlines and mobiles at low rates and without having to worry about renewing your plan at any time.
#3: The Calling Process Is Complicated
Many people using international calling cards for cell phones complain about having trouble figuring out how to make a call. After all, when you use a calling card in order to make a call, you first need to dial a toll-free access number, followed by your PIN number, and only then the actual number you wish to dial. With dozens of extra numbers for you to dial and a chance that calling a local number may not work when you’re abroad, there’s no wonder using a calling card can get very complicated.
What Viber Out Offers
With Viber Out you can make calls to landlines and mobile numbers in the most simple and convenient way. Since Viber Out is connected to your phone book, you need only choose the number you’d like to dial to reach your contacts instantly. If, however, you’d like to dial a number that isn’t on your contact list, you need only open Viber, enter the calls screen and open the keypad. Enter the phone number in full international format – (+)(Country Code)(Area Code without the leading 0’s)(Phone Number) and Viber will automatically place the call through Viber Out if the number you are dialing is a landline or mobile line that isn’t a registered Viber number.
Using Viber Out versus an international phone card will not only help you save money as well as a major headache induced by dialing dozens of complicated numbers. It will also help you protect our environment since calling cards are made out of plastic or paper. Get the Viber Out calling plan that best suits your needs with the 24/7 support you need for any issue, and start dialing at low rates and without any hidden fees.
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