I love to share any good information that may enhance the communication of family or the gospel.
"VIP Communications" are the best international pre-paid (by credit card) calling service I've ever used. They've had my international calling business since 1996 (no switching of your long distance carrier to enjoy their low international rates).
In my experience, I've always found their lines to be perfectly clear without distortion, scratching or dropped words.
Click on this link to go to their excellent web-site è to get VIP's low rate from ANY COUNTRY TO ANY COUNTRY in a matter of seconds.
Here are a few sample low rates from the USA as of October 2002 (they keep coming down)...
Hong Kong 10c
New Zealand 10c
SOUTH AFRICA 11c - reverse calling from South Africa to the USA is $0.24 - PgDn for details
USA 8c - perfect for long distance calling within the U.S.A. from hotels, payphones, etc.
There are NO HIDDEN COSTS - or changing of long distance carrier!
(Note: These are land line rates - look up the HIGHER RATE for calling someone's cell number on VIP's web-site).
Once you've joined, your future international calls will be a snap...
Upon signing up, you can give VIP your 5 most frequently dialed numbers to pre-program into their system for speed dialing.
Secondly, on my phone, I've programmed it so that I can hit a speed dial button to instantly dial VIP's 800 number - a recorded message quickly tells me my pre-paid balance - I then hit *4 (one of my 5 pre-programmed numbers) and a few seconds later I'm talking to my Mom in South Africa from my home in Tampa, Florida, as though I was next door.
Lets SUMMARIZE how quick that was…
1. I hit one speed button on my phone - 5 seconds.
2. I listened to my balance - 5 seconds.
3. I hit *4 and 10 seconds later my Mom's phone in South Africa is ringing - I actually timed it - 20 seconds in total.
With one extra step, I can also call my Mom (or any of my international contacts) from any phone in America, including hotels, pay-phones, etc., or for that matter from any phone in the world. No more surprise high hotel phone bills.
Be sure to click on this link to read some their è very helpful features that makes VIP's service par excellent.
VIP's Contact Information...
New Customers: 1-800-836-5007 - when signing up, please give them my account number - 601 111 4 - see NB. below...
Existing Customers: 1-800-836-5004
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (EST)
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00AM - 9:00PM (EST)
NB. If you decide to take advantage of this superior service PLEASE GIVE THEM MY ACCOUNT NUMBER (601 111 4) FOR A $10 CREDIT. They'll also CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT with $10 for every customer you introduce.
Obviously you can sign up without giving my account number, but every caring giving person would joy in seizing every opportunity to bless his fellow man.
After signing up, please Email me (or the person who sent you to this web-page), so either of us will know to expect a $10 credit in our VIP account. Thank you!
Out of USA Dialing Instructions...
1. Dial the relevant VIP access number from the country list below...
2. At the PIN prompt enter your 11 digit PIN.
3. Listen for your account balance followed by the dial tone.
4. Now you can dial your number as if dialing from within the USA. (If you were in North America you'd dial 1 + area code + number, but out of North America you need to dial 011 + country code + number).
To contact VIP Customer Service when outside of North America follow steps 1 through 3 above and at the dial tone, dial 777 - this is a FREE call.
If you are unable to access Customer Service through this method, you can call us direct @ +1-703-708-1515. VIP will not be responsible for any costs incurred by dialing directly.
Rates vary depending on where the call originates and the calling destination. For up-to-date rates please check VIP's web-site or call Customer Service - see above.
International Access Numbers...
Hong Kong 001-800-8365-5006
Japan (IDC) 0061-800-8365-5006
Japan (KDD) 001-800-8365-5006
Japan (ITJ) 0041-800-8365-5006
New Zealand 00-800-8365-5006
SOUTH AFRICA 080-09-90881 - South Africa to the USA is $0.11
South Korea (Korea Telecom) 001-800-8365-5006
South Korea (Dacom) 002-800-8365-5006
USA Alaska 1800-836-5009
USA Contiguous 1800-836-5006
USA Puerto Rico 1800-836-5009
USA Virgin Islands 1800-836-5009
Have a great day!!!
Always Serving Him with Gladness J The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength