We all want to have a nice, relaxing vacation from time to time, if possible on a sunny beach in a foreign country. When we finally manage to get it, we find ourselves confronted with other issues - apart from the usual hotel reservations, flight, etc. When you travel to a foreign country, you feel the need to tell everyone back home how things are, assure them you're alright and you're having fun. Unfortunately, it's not always that easy. And here's why:
If you have a cell phone with you, you may surprisingly find that it's not working properly, because the cell phone operator in the country that you're in uses a different technology or you don't have international calling activated. And if all the above doesn't apply, you may find yourself in an area with poor or no network coverage at all...
If you don't have your cell phone with you, the only thing left to do is to try to call from a local phone or from the hotel.
In both situations, you're at a disadvantage, mainly because it involves huge costs - international calls are charged with much higher rates because of the technology involved and depending on the agreements between carriers and operators in different countries. Plus, hotels always charge you extra for using their lines.
So what's the solution? It's very simple - get a calling card before you leave. Nowadays, calling cards are the easiest and most affordable communication way when you're traveling. When you buy it, you receive instantly a PIN number, access numbers from all international locations and dialing instructions. Most of the time, you'll also have special local access numbers in cities across the world - you'll get a lower rate when using them.
Plus, you can get a call back feature - meaning that not only you'll be able to call home, but also your friends and family can call you back! And all this at a very low cost, enabling you to do more of the things you like during your vacation.