I’m trying to setup a prepaid calling card service, I have a question on how can I get an 800 number for my customers to call to my gateway, it just dont make sence that I get charged 4 cent/min every time a customer calls in to get connected. I’m sure providers of prepaid calling cards are not paying that rate and yet offering calls for 0.01 cent /min. can any one help me with this
Well, in reality no one sells long distance for 1 cent a minute. It just looks like it.
look at the card and you will see a 60 to 90 cents conection fee. After that ,if you keep track of the minutes that you used, you end up with a fraction of the 10 million minutes that they claimed.
About 1800: Some of the companies that sell long distance that way are carriers. They own the pipes and switches.
The best rate that I saw is around 2 cents if you bring a zillion minutes and colocate with the carrier.
The other way around is some companies with local access, that will send the calls via I.P. to your gateway.
I saw a offer recently, with local access to all the major metro areas, for around 0.0085 a minute.
Did not asked for details. It may be a trick to atract customers.
Local Access City List
Atlanta Metro, GA
Ft. Worth, TX
Los Angeles Metro, CA
Miami Metro, FL
New York Metro, NY
Northern New Jersey
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA