Long Distance Providers

A telephone long distance call is defined as a call that goes beyond the boundaries set with the area codes. Each country has a country code, Canada country code is +1 (North American Numbering Plan) a city may have one or several area codes. Typically the tariff rate increased accordingly with the distance, and when dealing with international calling one has to factor the rates telecom operators charge amongst them for connecting calls. In the past one had to call and ask for an operator to make a long distance call, even if you were in the same geographical area. Fast-forward to the late 90’s early 2000’s the use of long distance calling cards had become widely popular due to nearly prohibitive international rates from major telecom operators. VoIP today enables making and receiving international long distance calls easier and cheaper than ever before. VoIP allows having additional numbers, even international numbers regardless of location these can be forwarded to your main residence or business number or simply act as an additional number thus making long distance calling simple and fundamentally; the expense is an after-thought since it has become very affordable to call internationally.

International telephone calls are those made between different countries. These telephone calls are processed by the telecom operators by means of using what is known as switches. The cost for international calls was very high initially but have declined greatly during the latter part of the 20th century due to advances in technology, namely VoIP (voice over internet protocol). An International VoIP call uses an internet connection as the transmission medium as opposed to the circuit-switched telephony used by the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). It does so, by sending voice data in small packets using IP (Internet Protocol). The use of VoIP technology allows International Calling and/or Long Distance providers to be very efficient on costs, reduce administrative overhead and hence, as a result, nowadays is very cheap to call internationally when compared to 20 or 25 years ago.