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How can corporates use calling cards

Published on 12 February 14

Long distance telephone calls can often be one of the biggest cost centers for a business organization. In order to enhance market share and establish strong relationships with all the players in the ecosystem, a business organization should have a communications strategy that encompasses the following:

- Social networking

- Emails

- Websites

- Print and other media advertisements and

- Telephone calls as well.

It is perhaps the long-distance telephone calls that will take a large slice of the pie when it comes to costs. It therefore stands to reason that a corporate can go in for things such as a calling card that will help it bring down long-distance telephone costs.

Supporting a mobile workforce

Todayâs business organizations also have to rely on a highly mobile workforce. This can mean travelling to different destinations in the world. It can also mean the need to call headquarters from those destinations. This is where a calling card can come in handy. Depending on where a particular executive is travelling, a corporate can easily go in for a prepaid telephone card that will support communications from that particular destination. For example, if an executive has travelled from his headquarters in Berlin to New York, then the organization can easily look for a prepaid calling card that will allow this executive to make his calls from New York to Berlin.

Looking into the validity

For a business organization, it is also extremely important to look into the validity of the prepaid calling card. In fact, the Federal Communications Commission has made a note of how certain service providers may actually be misleading their customers by promising a large number of minutes at a very low cost.

What they do not divulge however is the surcharges, levies and other fees that they impose for the amount paid. Therefore, as a business owner it is definitely useful for you to look into the kind of charges that you are paying and more importantly the hidden costs or taxes that may be imposed upon this amount as well.


A business organization is also greatly helped with the use of calling cards because it can budget for communications. With a fixed amount, an executive also is aware that he or she can make a call only for this particular amount. Therefore, there is no question of unforeseen expenses.

Of course, the possibility of recharging a calling card always exists but a business organization can certainly impose a particular limit on a particular card, depending on an executiveâs designation. This can go a long way in helping to streamline telephone costs.

Leading service providers

Most service providers in the telecommunications space also deal with calling cards for corporate use. Depending on the service provider that you choose, you may get advantages such as:

- Lower calling rates within a particular country

- Plans that are flexible depending on how you use your calling card

- Cards that can reward you with loyalty points and cash back offers

- Specific plans to use while you are travelling.

Thus, using a calling card which gives you a lot of benefits is one of the easiest ways in which you can control your communication cost

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