CARDSAVER: CONNECT TO LONG DISTANCE PROVIDER

With CardSaver, you will be able to generate an unlimited quantity of calling cards. CardSaver will export these cards to a comma delimited flat file which can be given to a card printer. When searching for a company to print your calling cards, there are few factors to consider: price, quality, and services offered.


Price


When selecting long distance providers for your calling card system, it is usually best to select multiple carriers. Most calling card companies provide service to almost anywhere in the world, but focus on a particular region of the world. For this reason, it is best to have an A-Z long distance provider that can send your calls to anywhere in the world and also a regional long distance provider that focuses only on the region of the world that you are targeting. Although A-Z providers are convenient, their rates are usually higher than regional specialists. If you wish to have the best of both Worlds, convenience and low rates, you can become a member of Arbinet (www.arbinet.com), which is an exchange of long distance providers and companies that are originating calls. Presently, the Arbinet membership fee is approximately $1,500. The links below are long distance providers you can consider:


http://www.mantistelecom.com

http://www.teleworks.com/


When searching for a long distance company, there are four major factors to consider: price, quality, reliability, and capacity.

Price


Just as in any other business, the idea is to buy low and sell high. Do your homework before selecting a carrier. Often, the price per minute will differ depending on which city you are calling. For example, calling Lagos, Nigeria is 3 cents per minute, while calling Abuja is 8 cents. Also, for many countries, mobile phone charges will be significantly higher than land line charges. For example, calling any land line in the United Kingdom may cost 1 cent per minute, but calling a mobile phone can cost upward of 25 cents per minute. Visit the sites listed above to get an idea of what rates are available.