Virtual calling cards Are Taking Over the Web

By: Alex Davidoff

A few years ago when cellular phone companies came up with "free long distance" plans most of us at the phone card industry thought that would be the end of the era, as we know it. A decade passed and we are still in business and... business is booming. The main reason for the continued success of the calling cards is our old friend - the World Wide Web. According to the search authorities such as Yahoo and Google, over 800,000 searches last month, were performed by people who were looking for either calling cards or phone cards. People who wants to save money on their long distance cost and don't want to be ripped off by the local phone companies charging obscene per minute rates. So what is causing this industry to spike 300% over the same period of time last year? The answer is simple: Virtual calling cards!

Although, we hear word virtual almost every day "virtual this, and virtual that ... Virtual sites, and virtual relationships," so what exactly is a virtual calling card that lives in cyber space and is causing the entire buzz? Imagine a calling card that is virtually indestructible, card that can't be lost or stolen, and can be instantly shared with all of your friends and family. Card that can be reprinted as many times as you want as well as recharged multiple times directly from your bank, a credit card or any virtual currency such as PayPal, e-Gold or WebMoney. Now imagine a rainy nigh at the hotel room where you just have to call home to talk to your loved ones and tell them how much you miss them. So instead of running to the gas station and browsing through the stack of different calling cards and reading small prints for surcharges you simple log in to StartDialing.com and get you very own Virtual calling card with great domestic and international rates and no hidden charges! Another great example is an international business trip where local phone systems are confusing and extremely expensive, but don't be alarmed, since you have StartDialing on your side. Dial local access number and save up to 90% on all international calls from over 30 different countries.

One of the pioneers of the Virtual Card market was StartDialing International (wwwStartDialing.com). They took the idea of the Virtual calling cards to the next level. They've created the environment where user can securely buy a calling card number and use them from anywhere, from their cell phones to hotel rooms and airports. The next idea was get rid of annoying PIN number that always gets lost or simply forgotten. Now you can just register your phone number with StartDialing Virtual calling card and the system will automatically recognize your call and even dial most frequently dialed numbers for you.

Today StartDialing.com is one of the most successful online calling card vendors and a working prove that simple old ideas such as calling cards can get a new life on the virtual space of the Internet.

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