Cheap calls during the World Cup in South Africa

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London, 21st June 2010 -- With all eyes focused on the ‘Rainbow Nation’, the 2010 World Cup is drawing in visitors to South Africa from all over the world. This will include an estimated 20,000 England supporters on top of the usual 460,000 British visitors who visit the country every year. However, for supporters who want to share the experience with a quick phone call home, this year’s World Cup could end up costing them much more than just the price of a match ticket. Consumer Focus research estimates that roaming charges for calls, texts and data could be more than £100 - double the face value of a World Cup ticket. A quick call home could cost the average mobile phone user between £40 and £50. And with landline connections difficult to find, fans wanting to share all the excitement of the World Cup with their friends and family back home could be returning to a very big phone bill at the end of the tournament.

There are some great comparison sites out there for both new and existing clients who don’t want the shock of a massive phone bill waiting for them when they get home

With all eyes focused on the ‘Rainbow Nation’, the 2010 World Cup is drawing in visitors to South Africa from all over the world. This will include an estimated 20,000 England supporters on top of the usual 460,000 British visitors who visit the country every year. However, for supporters who want to share the experience with a quick phone call home, this year’s World Cup could end up costing them much more than just the price of a match ticket.

Consumer Focus research estimates that roaming charges for calls, texts and data could be more than £100 - double the face value of a World Cup ticket. A quick call home could cost the average mobile phone user between £40 and £50. And with landline connections difficult to find, fans wanting to share all the excitement of the World Cup with their friends and family back home could be returning to a very big phone bill at the end of the tournament.

VoIP – the cheaper alternative

However, for fans in the know, there is a much cheaper alternative – VoIP. Voice over Internet Protocol uses a broadband connection rather than a regular landline and because of the way the data is transmitted, is far cheaper than traditional telephony methods. By switching to VoIP, fans both in South Africa and in the UK could save themselves hundreds of pounds on calls to both destinations.

With a range of call methods including calling cards, standard BT lines and of course that ubiquitous mobile phone contract (which could set a caller back £107 for just 10 minutes of airtime usage), consumers have plenty of choice as to how they make their calls. But VoIP providers consistently come out on top when it comes to cheap calls to South Africa.

One of the leading VoIP providers offers cheap calls to South Africa for a very respectable 12p a minute for a mobile and a tiny 5p a minute for calls made from a UK landline. It’s obvious that £1.20 for a 10 minute mobile phone call is far preferable to £107, and as more people realise the advantages of using VoIP suppliers are seeing demand for their services increase dramatically.

“There are some great comparison sites out there for both new and existing clients who don’t want the shock of a massive phone bill waiting for them when they get home,” explain VoIP experts Voipmadeeasy.co.uk. “People are starting to understand how technology like smart phones can keep them connected to friends and family when they’re thousands of miles away. Signing up to a ‘smart telephony’ provider could save up to 80% on call costs, no matter where in the world you are", say Voipmadeeasy.co.uk. “We’re not just seeing smart phones out there now, we’re seeing smart customers too, and with VoIP they can share their experience of this incredible country and all the excitement of the World Cup with friends and family who couldn’t make the journey, without worrying about the cost,” Voipmadeeasy.co.uk conclude.

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About VoIP and making cheap phone calls
VoIP is often has a number of different meanings. It actually stands for 'Voice over IP', which in turn is short for 'Voice over Internet Protocol'. VoIP services mean users can make cheap phone calls either via your computer or through a regular phone handset. IP telephony or VoIP calls tend to be cheaper as they use the infrastructure you've already got in place to make and receive your calls.

Contact Details:
Name: Robert Stoubos
Tel: 01543 429 088
Email: rstoubos@clickthrough-marketing.com
Info: On behalf of 'VoIP Made Easy'

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