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Happy Pingo International Calling Customer Interview

5 Question Guest Blog Post Customer Interview

Pingo customer testimonial Review

12 Year Happy Pingo Customer

Question 1:

With so many telecom services, what has kept you using Pingo since it first launched back in 2004?

Because it’s so easy to use and very convenient. I can automatically add more funds to my account or I can choose a specific amount (I usually do the first option, where I add funds when my account is below a certain amount). Also, I love the fact I can register my personal phone numbers and if I call from these numbers, Pingo recognizes them and doesn’t ask me to dial my account number and password. Last, but not least, I think the price is very competitive, the call quality is great and therefore there is no reason for me to be shopping around for another option.

Question 2:

Where do you call the most in this world and how is the call quality?

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I call Brazil the most, but I’ve called some places in Europe and some other countries. I’ve used Pingo from Brazil to the USA, from USA to Europe, from France to USA and so on. All the calls have great quality, I have never had a problem with delays or strange noises.

 

 

 

Question 3:

How has Pingo helped you stay connected? What features do you like most?

As I said before, it’s just convenient! I know I can go pretty much anywhere in the world and be able to communicate with the people and/or companies I need. I access the Pingo website, check the access number for the country I’m in and that’s it. I used to pay a certain amount to my home phone provider so I could do some international calls. When I found Pingo, I immediately canceled that plan and switched because Pingo was just as easy but much cheaper. And gave me the option to call from any phone (cell phone, public phone, hotel phone), not only my home phone. This is a great advantage.

Question 4:

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work with  www.KidsBusinessClub.com

kids business club

We create enrichment after-school classes that involve games and play to teach kids about personal finances, business concepts and important life skills – like leadership, teamwork, and creativity – that are so important no matter which path they choose in their adult life. Currently, 8 in 10 Americans have debt. The higher the amount of debt a person has, the higher her stress level is. And yet, we are not teaching our children how to deal with money, how to handle life “surprises”, how to quiet down our increase urge to buy more and more things.

Kids Business Club has this mission, to really involve children through the use of games and play, so they can understand the importance of planning ahead, recognize the important things and manage their own money. Our business model is based on licensing all materials we create. So if a person wants to have her own after school program teaching business for kids, we are here to help! We provide all material, class plans and ideas on how to create and manage the after school program. The model is very attractive for the instructor because you don’t need much investment and the income can be really good!

Question 5:

Since you teach kids about business. What’s your thoughts on the importance of immigrant entrepreneurs and the importance of teaching business skills to kids?

Entrepreneurs have no nationality. I’ve seen some amazing entrepreneurs everywhere in the world and I’m always amazed at what people can create. The thing is, some of them have great ideas but unfortunately live in a place where there is no market for it. Crossing borders end up benefiting the entrepreneur, and the consumer market, that now has access to something great.

Teaching Kids About Business

Teaching Kids About Business

Teaching business skills to kids just increase the odds of our world having more and more access to amazing things. Children are so creative, they usually have the best ideas for products and services and what I like the most about them is that they have a very strong desire to make the world a better place. During our classes, I don’t have to mention the importance of social responsibility because they already want to do that, it’s something natural for them. They want to improve lives, to take care of the animals, to give opportunities to the less fortunate. They are caring and very sensitive about the world around them. This is business in its most raw form and it’s so rich that needs to be praised, cultivated and encouraged!

All the best,

Pingo customer blog post interview

Happy Pingo Customer Since 2004

Marilia Zanim Candeloro

President 

www.KidsBusinessClub.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cuba Calling Rate Reduced Significantly – Pingo.com

Calling Cuba just got even cheaper – Effective immediately, we have significantly reduced our rate!

Cuba Rate Reduction

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Calling to Cuba – 91c now just 58.5c/min! 

(Rates based on NO FEE Pingo Premium Calling Plan)

Calling Cuba Rate Per Minute Comparison

Calling Cuba Rate Per Minute Comparison

The new rate will give you 34 minutes of talk time for $20.00. So now you can spend more time talking with family and friends.

Minutes to Call Cuba

Minutes to Call Cuba

Spread the news about Pingo to earn Refer a friend $5 bonus!

By the way, viewing the Pingo.com website works best with a modern Internet browser, like Google Chrome. Using a modern browser will ensure the best user experience.

Thank you very much for using Pingo, we appreciate your continued support.

The Pingo Team

** Please Note: There could be extra per minute charge depending on the billing currency, access number and country you are calling from. Visit Rates Page for up to date details. Above rate is based on USD billing currency and USA local access and Pingo Premium Calling Plan as of May 18th, 2016.

Mother’s Day Special from Pingo.com!

Claim $10 Bonus Offer – For a Limited time!

Mother’s Day is approaching and we at Pingo want to help you stay in touch with Mom.

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To celebrate this special occasion, Pingo is offering a $10.00 BONUS on a $30.00 minimum recharge from May 4th to May 8th, 2016.

Take advantage of this special Recharge offer by clicking the link below:

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After clicking the link, please log in to your Pingo account to complete the recharge. Once logged in, click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge for a minimum of $30, and this Bonus offer will be added to your Pingo account balance. You will be able to view the applied bonus in the Payments History section in your Pingo account once your recharge is processed.

(If you are not able to view or click the link above, please copy and paste https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/manualrecharge.do?&coupon=5816 into your Internet browser, log in to your Pingo account and click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge for $30, and this offer will be added to your Pingo account balance.)

Please note: Pingo Customers who have “Auto-Recharge” enabled on their account when logged in will need to click on the “Manual Recharge” button on the page to navigate to the Manual Recharge page to complete the recharge and bonus to apply.

This special offer is available 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.

Thank you very much.

The Pingo Team

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** Please Note: This offer is not transferable, and it will not work with any other account, auto-recharge, recharge over the phone, and is valid only for USD billing currency. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the bonus to appear in your account. This offer is valid from May 4th to May 8th, 2016. Coupon code 5816 will add a $10.00 bonus to only one (1) $30.00 minimum recharge to your Pingo account. (For example, a $30 recharge will result in $40.00 credit with this offer). This bonus is available only one (1) time per Pingo.com account.  This offer may be used on any Pingo Calling Plan as long as the minimum purchase requirements are met. Offer expires May 8th 2016. This email may be considered a promotional message.

 

Happy Diwali + Recharge Bonus Offer – Pingo.com

The Pingo team would like to wish you a very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year!

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Happy Diwali from Pingo.com

 

On this special festival of lights, Pingo is offering a $2.00 BONUS on a $10.00 minimum recharge between November 10th and 15th, 2015. That’s 20% more value. Now you can spend even more time talking with family and friends this festive season!

 

Take advantage of this special Recharge offer by clicking the link below:

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After clicking the link, please log in to your Pingo account to complete the recharge. Once logged in, click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge for a minimum of $10, and this Bonus offer will be added to your Pingo account balance. You will be able to view the applied bonus in the Payments History section in your Pingo account once your recharge is processed.

(If you are not able to view or click the link above, please copy and paste http://www.elabs5.com/ct.html?ufl=2&rtr=on&s=lkws,1hd1x,7d5q,ggzq,6rja,39dj,1k1z into your Internet browser, log in to your Pingo account and click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge for $10, and this offer will be added to your Pingo account balance.)

Please note: Pingo Customers who have “Auto-Recharge” enabled on their account when logged in will need to click on the “Manual Recharge” button on the page to navigate to the Manual Recharge page to complete the recharge and bonus to apply.

This special offer is available 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.

By the way, Pingo.com works best with a modern Internet browser, like Google Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox. Using a modern browser will ensure the best user experience on the Pingo.com website.

To get the best bang for your buck, you can try Pingo Mega calling plan with only 1¢ per minute to call India.

Thank you very much.

The Pingo Team

** Please Note: This offer is not transferable, and it will not work with any other account, auto-recharge, recharge over the phone, and is valid only for USD billing currency. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the bonus to appear in your account. This offer is valid from November 10th to November 15th, 2015. Coupon code 210 will add a $2.00 bonus to only one (1) $10.00 minimum recharge to your Pingo account. (For example, a $10 recharge will result in $12.00 credit with this offer). This bonus is available only one (1) time per Pingo.com account.  This offer may be used on any Pingo Calling Plan as long as the minimum purchase requirements are met. Offer expires November 15th 2015.

Happy Diwali + $5 Bonus Offer + Low Rate – Pingo.com

Wish you a Happy Diwali!

The Pingo team would like to wish you a very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year!Calling India has got cheaper – Now you can spend even more time talking with family and friends this festive season!

 

India – now as low as 1.00c per minute (Rates based on Pingo Mega Plan)

On this special occasion, Pingo is offering a $5.00 BONUS on a $30.00 minimum recharge between October 22th and 25th, 2014.

Take advantage of this special Recharge offer by clicking the link below:

https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/manualrecharge.do?&coupon=DIWALI5

After clicking the link, please log in to your Pingo account to complete the recharge. Once logged in, click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge for a minimum of $30, and this Bonus offer will be added to your Pingo account balance.

Please note: Pingo Customers who have “Auto-Recharge” enabled on their account when logged in will need to click on the “Manual Recharge” button on the page to navigate to the Manual Recharge page to complete the recharge and bonus to apply. You will be able to view the applied bonus in the Payments History section in your Pingo account once your recharge is processed.

(If you are not able to view or click the link above, please copy and paste https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/manualrecharge.do?&coupon=DIWALI5 into your Internet browser, log in to your Pingo account and click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge for $30, and this offer will be added to your Pingo account balance.)

This special offer is available 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.

By the way, Pingo.com works best with a modern Internet browser, like Google Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox. Using a modern browser will ensure the best user experience on the Pingo.com website.

Thank you very much.

The Pingo Team

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** Please Note: This offer is not transferable, and it will not work with any other account, auto-recharge, recharge over the phone, and is valid only for USD billing currency. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the bonus to appear in your account. This offer is valid from October 22th to October 25th, 2014. Coupon code DIWALI5 will add a $5.00 bonus to only one (1) $30.00 minimum recharge to your Pingo account. (For example, a $30 recharge will result in $35.00 credit with this offer). This bonus is available only one (1) time per Pingo.com account.  This offer may be used on any Pingo Calling Plan as long as the minimum purchase requirements are met. Offer expires October 25th 2014.

$10.00 Bonus – Father’s Day Special from Pingo.com!

Father’s Day Special from Pingo.com!

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

To celebrate this special occasion, Pingo is offering a $10.00 BONUS on a minimum $30.00 Pingo recharge between June 12th and 14th,
2014
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Take advantage of this special offer by clicking the link below:

https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/manualrecharge.do?&coupon=DAD10  

After clicking the link, you will be prompted to log in to your Pingo account to complete the recharge. Once logged in, click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge for $30 and this offer will be applied. You will be able to view
the applied bonus in the Payments History section in your Pingo account once your recharge is processed.

(If for some reason you are not able to click on the above link, please copy and paste https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/manualrecharge.do?&coupon=Dad10 into your Internet browser, log in to your Pingo account and click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge for $30 and this offer will be applied.)

This is a special offer just for you. It is 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.

And last but not least, FIFA World Cup 2014 is starting today and we wish good luck to each and every Pingo Soccer fan. May the best team win! Have a wonderful
Father’s Day!

Sincerely,

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, or automated recharge, or a recharge by phone, and is valid only for USD billing currency. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the bonus to appear in your account. This offer is valid from Thursday, June 12th to Saturday, June 14th, 2014. With Coupon code Dad10, a $10.00 bonus will be applied to only one (1) $30.00 minimum recharge. (For example, a $30 recharge will result in $40.00 credit with this offer). This bonus is
available only one (1) time per Pingo.com account.  Offer expires June 14
th 2014.


10% Easter Discount from Pingo.com!

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

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10% Off Easter Egg Hunt Coupon

Hop on over to Pingo.com now to take advantage of a one-time offer for a 10% discount off your next recharge between now and Saturday April 19th, 2014.

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

https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/manualrecharge.do?&coupon=egg

After clicking the link, you will be prompted to log in to your Pingo account to complete the recharge. Once logged in, click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge and this offer will be applied to your purchase. You will be able to view the applied coupon in the Payments History section in your Pingo account once your recharge is processed.

(If for some reason you are not able to click on the above link, please copy and paste https://www.pingo.com/en/secure/manualrecharge.do?&coupon=egg into your Internet browser, log in to your Pingo account and click the “Submit” button to process a manual recharge, to take advantage of this special offer. 10% discount off is valid on a minimum $5.00 recharge on Pingo Premium or Pingo Platinum or a minimum $10.00 recharge on Pingo Diamond or Pingo Mega.)

Thank you and we wish you a very Happy Easter!

The Pingo Team

** Please Note: This offer is not transferable, and it will not work with any other account, or automated recharge, or a recharge by phone, and is valid only for USD billing currency. Please allow up to 72 business hours for the discount to appear in your account. This offer is valid from Thursday, April 17th to Saturday, April 19th, 2014. With Coupon code egg, a 10% discount will be applied to only one (1) recharge. (For example, a $20 recharge will result in only paying $18.00 with this offer). This discount is available only one (1) time per Pingo.com account.  Offer expires April 19th 2014.

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!

Project Bread’s Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-thon

iBasis Project Bread Bowl-a-Thon scheduled for tomorrow evening has bin postponed since the bowling alley will be closed due to Hurricane Sandy in Boston.

Project Bread Bowl-a-Thon is part of our companies “Corporate Social Responsibility” to help a great cause.

Project Bread’s Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-thon

Sponsored by iBasis

Today, thousands of people in Massachusetts experience hunger because they cannot afford adequate food. Local families are struggling even more this year to put food on the table because of a recent rise in the cost of everyday food and the high cost of living in the state.

In fact, many families and individuals who never thought they’d need to ask for help are now having to decide between paying rent, getting medical care, or buying food. Money raised through Strike Out Hunger will help our neighbors get through the tough winter months that lie ahead.

Register today as a team captain, recruit teammates from your friends, family and co-workers, raise $650 or more per lane as a team and join us on October 30th for a good time while making a real difference.

Don’t have a team to join? Join Team Project Bread and have fun and meet others who are also passionate about ending hunger in Massachusetts!”

Looking at some old tweets from @TelphoneCard you can see some of the money we have helped raise for this local cause.

8:11 AM – 16 Nov 11

Pingo / iBasis Project Bread Bowl-A-Thon last night raised about $27,000 which was more then last year of about $22,000 for @WalkForHunger

9:15 AM – 3 Jan 11

80 bowlers from iBasis attended Project Bread Bowl‐a‐thon and raised almost 10k for a great #charity #cause.

Speaking of great causes….

store owner needed a micro loan to help buy supplies

Check out our post on Facebook.com/YoPingo

“Help the world with a FREE $25.00 micro loan (While Supplies Last). Sign up for Kiva now to make a difference.
http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/GlobalPhoneCards Please like & share this post to help spread the word!”

Check out the previous blog post we did about Kiva on how to “Fund the World with a Free $25 Kiva Micro Loan!

* Disclaimer

Photo in this post is owned and credited to Kiva.org. The opinions expressed in the Bowl-A-Thon event details are those of Project Bread and do not reflect the opinions of iBasis. In addition, iBasis does not review the content for factual accuracy and therefore does not vouch for the accuracy of any facts contained in the quoted content provided by Project Bread.

Pingo Awarded the 2012 Editor’s Choice Award from AboutCallingCards.com

AboutCallingCards.com Pingo Review for the 2012 Editor’s Choice Award

While Pingo has earned several awards over the last five years. Such as earning a testimonial in 2011 from a major “consumer review magazine” that legally, we can’t mention the name. We are extremely honored to receive this Editorial choice award for the second year in a row from AboutCallingCards.com. A leading phone card review and comparison site.

John Kenney founder of AboutCallingCards.com announced “”Pingo wins our 2012 Editor’s Choice Award for best international calling card. Based on our in-depth comparisons of leading vendors, we believe that Pingo delivers the best value to consumers for international calls. Pingo stands out for it’s high call quality, low rates, simple pricing, and excellent features.”

Pingo Awarded 2012 Editors Choice Award

Pingo Testimonial Review

Pingo Review Testimonial from AboutCallingCards.com
“Pingo.com is our ‘Editor’s Choice’ for best all around international calling card. They’ve earned the top award because of their low rates, clean pricing, simple rate plan, and strong customer support, among other factors.

The Pingo card has a comprehensive rate plan with consistently low rates to destinations worldwide. Their rates are low not just from their home country, but from virtually any country anywhere.

Pingo cards also have extremely ‘clean’ pricing – meaning they have far fewer extra fees and surcharges compared to other cards. In fact, Pingo won our recent ‘clean’ card analysis that compared fees from 9 companies and 30 different calling cards.

Another special feature of Pingo cards is the wide range of dialing and usage options they offer. The options include toll-free and local access numbers in 40+ countries, a mobile dialing app called EZ Dial that works from most smartphones, a PC dialing app called Softphone that works for almost any country in the world, and a family plan option that lets you share the card with family or friends anywhere.

Another major reason we chose Pingo is because they are an ‘integrated provider’ – meaning that they not only sell cards, but they also deliver the voice minutes themselves. For us, this is a major advantage. In Pingo’s case, not only are they ‘integrated’, but they are one of a very few calling card companies that are part of a Tier 1 global Telecom carrier.

Pingo’s parent company is iBasis, a company that operates one of the largest global VoIP networks in the world. Their network carries billions of voice minutes a month on a wholesale basis for many large clients, including other voice carriers. This high-performance network is the same one that carries all Pingo calling card minutes. That’s a big plus!

We could go on, but hopefully you get the idea: Pingo is an excellent company.”

Pingo Review for Why to Buy?

Here are the main reasons you should buy a Pingo calling card:

* Our top pick for best all around calling card
* Delivers calls on its own network (an ‘integrated provider’)
* Consistently low per minute rates to destinations worldwide
* Single rate plan covers all locations
* Simple, clean pricing (no hidden fees)
* Local and toll-free access numbers in 35+ countries
* Flexible dialing options: EZ Dial mobile app, Softphone
* Family plan offers multiple accounts on same card
* Strong customer service

See complete Pingo Review for 2012 Editorial Choice Award at AboutCallingCards.com. The Pingo review testimonial is a very detailed comparison, but please note that this site is compensated for new customer referrals generated to Pingo.com

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Pingo Awarded 2012 Editors Choice Award

Pingo Testimonial Review