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Pingo launched 4 new Calling Plans and updated Website!

Dear Pingo Customers,

Since 2004, Pingo has been committed to bringing the best voice quality at the best rates to valued customers like you.  Recently, we have been working especially hard to bring you some improvements we think you’re really going to like, including our new Pingo Calling Plans, as well as enhancements to the Pingo website and Member’s Area.

New Pingo Calling Plans
Check Out The NEW Pingo Calling Plans

The new Calling Plans are designed to better meet our customers’ diverse calling needs. And best of all there are NO minimum monthly spending requirements!

4 Pingo Calling Plans

Compare Pingo Calling Plans

Pingo Premium– Ideal for the occasional caller, Pingo Premium has no Monthly Plan fee
Pingo Platinum – The classic Pingo; great for the day-to-day caller, all features come standard
Pingo Diamond –  Super low rates – perfect for the frequent caller
Pingo Mega – the most competitive rates for callers who like to be in almost constant contact with family and friends.
Compare Pingo Calling Plan Rates

Now You Can Compare Pingo Calling Plan Rates

We have also updated the Pingo.com website, where you can find more details about all of the new plans, and we have refreshed the Member’s Area dashboard.

How do the new calling plans impact you?

All existing Pingo customers were converted to the Pingo Platinum (“Classic”) plan on August 27th, 2013. Don’t worry – nothing has changed for you! You will still enjoy the same pricing, call quality and features that you’ve always had, as a member of the Pingo family. Log into the improved Pingo.com website with your existing account number and PIN. There, you can learn more about Pingo Calling Plans in the FAQ section. We also suggest you read the updated Terms and Conditions section as they have been updated as well.

Most important, you will continue to enjoy the superior Voice Quality you have come to expect from Pingo. No matter which calling plan you select, we never compromise on quality!

Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Department if you have any questions or concerns either by calling 1-888-878-8838 (U.S. and Canadian customers only, between the hours of 10AM EDT and 12AM midnight EDT, 7 days a week) or by sending an email to contact@pingo.com.

Once again, we are very excited to offer you these new Calling Plans.  As always, thank you for using Pingo for your international calling needs; we really appreciate your continued business.

Best Regards,

The Pingo Team

Get 15% or 10% Fathers Day Recharge Discount – Pingo.com!

We celebrated Mother’s Day last month and it’s time to celebrate Father’s Day.

Fathers Day Recharge Pingo Coupon Code

Recharge Pingo Coupon Code For Fathers Day

To celebrate this special occasion, Pingo is offering a one-time 15% or 10% discount on recharges between June 13th and 15th 2013.

Click the link below to take advantage of this special offer.

Get 15% discount on your recharge (Minimum $30 recharge)

(If for some reason you are not able to click on the above link, please copy and paste the link into your Internet browser. You can also log in to your Pingo member’s area and enter coupon code FD15 in the recharge section to avail this special offer)

Or

Get 10 % discount on your recharge (Minimum $5 recharge up to $25)

(If for some reason you are not able to click on the above link, please copy and paste the link into your Internet browser. You can also log in to your Pingo member’s area and enter coupon code FD10 in the recharge section to avail this special offer)

This is a special offer for a limited time only, so please take advantage now. As always, we at Pingo appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the best possible way.

Have a wonderful Father’s Day!

Sincerely,

The Pingo Team

www.pingo.com

**  Please Note: This offer is not transferable, and it will not work with any other account or the automated recharge by phone. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the discount to appear in your account. The offer is valid from June 13th to June 15th, 2013. With coupon code FD15 A 15% discount will be applied to only 1 recharge with a minimum $30.00 (Max $100) recharge (For example, $30 recharge will result in only paying $25.50 with this offer).  With coupon code FD10 a 10% discount will be applied to only 1 recharge with minimum $5 recharge (For example, $5 recharge will result in only paying $4.50 with this offer). This discount is available only 1 time. Offer expires June 15th, 2013.

Get 25% or 10% Easter Discount from Pingo.com!

Dear Pingo Customers,

Spring is in the air! It’s time to reconnect with your loved ones for the Easter holiday, and Pingo is here to help.

Hop on over to Pingo.com to take advantage of a one-time offer for 25% or 10% discount on your next recharge between March 28th and 30th 2013.

Pingo Easter Coupon Code

Click the link below to take advantage of this special offer.

Get 25% discount on your recharge (Minimum $20 recharge)

(https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/login.do?forward=recharge&coupon=SPRING25 )

                           Or

Get 10 % discount on your recharge (Minimum $5 recharge)

( https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/login.do?forward=recharge&coupon=SPRING10 )

(If for some reason you are not able to click on the above link, please copy and paste the link into your Internet browser. You can also log in to your Pingo member’s area and enter coupon code 10% off SPRING10 or 25% off a minimum $20.00 purchase coupon SPRING25 in the recharge section to avail this special offer.)

Thank you and we wish you a very Happy Easter!

The Pingo Team
www.pingo.com

P.S. – Don’t forget that you can earn a $20 complimentary account credit just for referring 3 new valid customers to sign up for Pingo! So please spread the word!

**
Please Note: This offer is not transferable, and it will not work with any other account or the automated recharge by phone. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the discount to appear in your account. The offer is valid from March 28th to March 30th, 2013. With coupon code SPRING10 A 10% discount will be applied to only 1 recharge with a minimum $5.00 recharge. With coupon code SPRING25 A 25% discount will be applied to only 1 recharge with minimum $20 recharge. (For example, $5 recharge will result in only paying $4.50 or a $20 recharge will result in only paying $15 with this offer) This discount is available only 1 time. Offer expires March 30th, 2013.

This Valentine’s Day, Call Your Loved Ones with Pingo – 10% off on Your Next Recharge!

Pingo team wishes you Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air, and we at Pingo want to help you stay in touch with your friends and family.

As Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to connect with your loved ones, Pingo is offering a one-time 10% discount on Pingo recharge between Feb. 13 and 14, 2013.

Click the link below to take advantage of this special offer:

https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/login.do?forward=recharge&coupon=vday

(If for some reason you are not able to click on the above link, please copy and paste the link into your Internet browser. You can also log in to your Pingo members area and enter coupon code vday in the recharge section to avail this special offer.)

Thank you and we wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Pingo Team

P.S.
Don’t forget that you can earn a $20 complimentary account credit just for referring 3 new valid customers to sign up for Pingo! So please spread the word!
http://www.pingo.com/en/referafriendredirect.do

iBasis | 20 Second Avenue | Burlington | MA | 01803


**  Please Note:

This offer is not transferable, and it will not work with any other account or the automated recharge by phone. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the discount to appear in your account. The offer is valid from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013. A 10% discount will be applied to only 1 recharge. (For example, $20 recharge will result in only paying $18 with this offer) This discount is available only 1 time. Offer expires Feb. 14, 2013

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Pingo – 10% off on Your Next Recharge!

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Pingo-10% off on Your Next Recharge!
Attention Pingo Customers!

The Spring Festival is here, and we at Pingo want to thank you for your continued business.  It’s the perfect time to reach out to your distant loved ones to wish them good fortune & celebrate the Chinese New Year.

To add to this celebration Pingo is offering a one-time 10% discount on Pingo recharge between February 7th and 10th, 2013.

Click the link below to take advantage of this special offer.

https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/login.do?forward=recharge&coupon=SNAKE

(If for some reason you are not able to activate the link above please copy the link and paste it in your internet browser. You can also login in to your Pingo member’s area and enter coupon code “snake in the recharge section to avail this special offer)

Thank you, and we wish you the best for this festive Chinese New Year.

The Pingo Team

P.S.

Don’t forget that you can earn a $20.00 complimentary account credit, just for referring three new valid customers to sign up for Pingo! So please spread the word by clicking here!!

iBasis | 20 Second Avenue | Burlington | MA | 01803


** Please Note: This offer is not transferable, and it will not work with any other account or automated recharge by phone. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the discount to appear in your account. The offer is valid from

February 7 to February 10, 2013. 10% discount will be applied to only one recharge. (For example $20 recharge will result in only paying $18.00 with this offer) This discount is available only one time. Offer expires February
10th 2013

Limited Time Holiday Offer – Get a 25% Discount on Your Next Recharge!

This customer appreciation Pingo Recharge Coupon Code Discount offer email was just sent!

Holiday Special-Get a 25% Discount on Your Next Recharge!

The holidays are here and we at Pingo want to thank you for your continued business.  It’s the perfect time of the year to reach out to your distant loved ones this holiday season to celebrate the New Year.

 

So we’re offering a special one-time, limited offer of a 25% discount on a single Pingo recharge between December 21st and 24th, 2012.

 

Click the link below to take advantage of this special offer.

https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/login.do?forward=recharge&coupon=25Dec


(If for some reason you are not able to click on the above link please copy the above link and paste it in your internet browser. You can also login in to your Pingo member’s area and enter Coupon

25Dec in recharge section to avail this special offer)

Thank you and we wish you the best for this festive season.

The Pingo Team

P.S.
Don’t forget that you can earn a $20.00 complimentary account credit, just for referring 3 new valid customers to sign up for Pingo! So please spread the word!!
http://www.pingo.com/en/referafriendredirect.do

iBasis | 20 Second Avenue | Burlington | MA | 01803


Please Note:


This offer is not transferable and it will not work with any other account or the automated recharge by phone. Please allow up to 72 business hours for bonus to appear in your account. The offer is valid from

December 21st to December 24th 2012. 25%  discount will be applied to only 1 recharge. (For example $20 recharge will result in only paying $15.00 with this offer) This discount is available only 1 time. Offer expires December
24th
 2012.

Everything You Should Know About EB-5 Visa

The legal immigration process can be confusing. Fortunately, there are several different ways to immigrate to the United States, with each method tailored to a specific group. Achieving the American dream is made possible for a variety of immigrants. For foreign entrepreneurs looking to invest substantial capital into a new U.S. commercial enterprise, the EB-5 visa method would be their best option. The EB-5 visa is the fifth category of employment-based visas. It is issued under the Immigrant Investor Program, more popularly known as the EB-5 Program. The program was created by Congress over two decades ago as a means to promote economic development and job creation in the U.S. The EB-5 Program grants oversea investors a green card in exchange for investing a minimum of $500,000 in a domestic business.

The program has proven to be a success and has gained popularity in recent years, especially after the severe recession. The EB-5 program has created nearly 34,000 U.S. jobs since its inception. Last year alone, it generated over $1 billion worth of investments, and that number is expected to increase.

Since the economic downturn in 2008, the EB-5 program has proven to be the preferred alternative to the unavailable funds seen domestically. With local funds dried up, many businesses have turned to oversea investors to push-start their ventures.

The Immigrant Investor Program can be seen as a win-win. It is an avenue for the United States to reinvigorate its economy and promote for job creation. At the same time it is also a way for immigrant investors to seek a better, more secure life.

The Advantages

For the foreigners investing in the United States there are clear cut advantages to getting the EB-5 Visa.

Direct Route to a Green Card:

The conventional method of obtaining a green card can be a lengthy process, however, the time can be shortened through the EB-5 Program. The time is cut in half. There is no backlogging in the system which helps speed up the procedure.

Full Citizenship after 5 Years:

Assuming that the immigrant investors are in good status, they can maintain full citizenship after 5 years of obtaining their green card.

Live Anywhere and Retire Anywhere:

Once the foreign investor obtains citizenship they are awarded all the benefits of being a citizen. They are entitled to own property, start up a new enterprise, vote, travel easily internationally, etc.

No Sponsors Required:

Sponsors used to be a required part of the program, but not anymore. Sponsorships aren’t needed as a way to show trust in investing into the United States. Instead, personal responsibility is important and key in the EB-5 visa program.

Our economy and our businesses also benefit greatly from foreign investors.

Business Revival

- Often times investments can help revive a struggling business. When investments are made there is typically a spike in productivity and money exchanges.

Expanding Employees

– Since it is a requirement for foreign entrepreneurs to create or preserve at least 10 permanent full-time jobs within two years of entering into the program, investments made typically help generate more jobs for Americans.

Expanding Economy

– Not only do the investments help create and sustain jobs within the economic entity being invested, it can also indirectly boost the local economy by pooling in shops, restaurants, and other businesses.

The EB-5 Visa program has grown in recent years due to the economic downturn at home and booming economies overboard  notably in China and Latin American countries. The program has provided thousands of immigrant investors with a chance to obtain a piece of the American Dream, while at the same time generating capital and jobs into local U.S. economies.

About the Guest Author:

Carol Carter currently works at EB5investors.com and is passionate about writing articles related to EB-5 Visa program & immigration; especially about Visa types which are in high-demand among the applicants.

Disclaimer: This site does not compensate its guest bloggers for their posts. The opinions expressed in the guest posts are those of the authors and do not reflect the opinions of iBasis.  In addition, iBasis does not review the posts for factual accuracy and therefore does not vouch for the accuracy of any facts contained in this guest post.

Stay Connected with Home and Avoid Homesickness

When you’re a student in a foreign country, it is only natural to start missing home. Finding yourself hundreds of miles away, surrounded by new people and new things to do is hugely exciting, but can also be daunting at the same time. Here we have our top tips to help you stay connected with family and friends at home and avoid the homesickness.

Join Your University’s International Student Association

Most universities have their own International Student Association (or ISA), which is there to help overseas students with any problems they have. Often they are one of the biggest societies at the university and are a brilliant way to make settling in to a new country that bit easier.

As well as offering advice and help should you need it, most ISA’s also organise loads of events over the academic year. They are therefore a brilliant way to make friends with other students in your situation and to share any problems you may have.

Phone Home Regularly

You may think that calling friends and family at home from a foreign country would get pretty expensive pretty quickly. However, there are plenty of options that make it affordable to stay in touch. There are dozens of different phone companies that offer very cheap rates on international calls. Similarly, there are online options that offer you free video calls over the internet to anywhere in the world. Whilst staying in contact by email is fine, nothing quite beats the sound of your Mum’s voice.

Share Your Experiences Online

An important way to make sure you still feel connected with home is to let your family and friends know what you are up to. The internet makes this so much easier than it used to be and you really several options at the click of a mouse.

One obvious way to do this (that I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you) is to regularly upload photos on Facebook or other social networks. However, another brilliant way to keep everyone up to date is to keep a blog about your experiences. With a blog you can keep a written diary and regularly update it with photos you’ve taken. Not only will it be great way for you to keep a record of your time abroad, but will also keep loved ones at home up to date.

Join University Societies

At university you’ll find there are literally hundreds of societies you can join. Societies are basically groups of people who have the same interest. They are a good way to make new friends, keep up your interests and experience new ones, but they are also perfect for feeling connected with your home country.

The first society you should look for is the one for people of your nationality. Most nationalities will have their own society and talking to people from your home country can really help with any homesickness. Similarly, if you join societies in sports or hobbies that you enjoyed back home, you’ll get into the swing of your new life much faster.

Guest Post Author BIO:

Andy Burrows is the Online Editor at ForeignStudents.com- the leading site for internationals studying in the UK and jobs for students.

Disclaimer:  This site does not compensate its guest bloggers for their posts. The opinions expressed in the guest posts are those of the authors and do not reflect the opinions of iBasis.  In addition, iBasis does not review the posts for factual accuracy and therefore does not vouch for the accuracy of any facts contained in this guest post.

Thanksgiving Special – Get 15% Bonus For Your Recharge!

This customer appreciation bonus offer email was just sent!

Thanksgiving Special- Get 15% Bonus For Your Recharge!
The Thanksgiving holiday is a wonderful tradition – a time to bring the family together to share a meal and give thanks for all the good in our lives. We at Pingo want to thank you for your continued business. And we want to help you reach out to your distant loved ones this Thanksgiving.
So we’re offering a 15% bonus on recharge of your Pingo account between 21st November and 26th November.

Please check your email account that you use to receive Pingo notifications to claim your extra 15% recharge bonus

This is a special one-time offer and it is for a limited time only, so take advantage on your recharge between November 21st & November 26th.

Thank you and happy Thanksgiving.

The Pingo Team

iBasis | 20 Second Avenue | Burlington | MA | 01803


** Please Note: This offer is not transferable and it will not work with any other account. Please allow up to 72 business hours for bonus to appear in your account. The offer is valid from November 21st to

November 26th 2012. 15% bonus will be applied to only 1 recharge. (For example $20 recharge will result in $23 with this offer) This bonus is available only 1 time. Offer expires November 26th 2012.

 

Pingo Service Update: Local Access Service is Restored!

Dear Valued Pingo Customers,

As mentioned previously, we experienced connectivity issues using Local Access Numbers due to service disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy. Our dedicated employees worked diligently to restore Local Access Number service. Our Toll Free service is still available at no additional cost, however regular charges for this service will resume on Friday, November 9, 2012.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. To fully investigate this matter, we worked diligently with providers that support over 60k Pingo Local Access Numbers.

We truly appreciate your business and patience to allow us to restore the service.

Thanks for your continued support,

- The Pingo Team

Dial The World!