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Pingo Update – New Discount Prepaid International Calling Rates

Wow! Check Out The NEW Discount Prepaid International Calling Rates!

New Rate Old Rate
Bulgaria – Mobile – Globul 15¢ 35¢
Bulgaria – Mobile – Mobiltel 15¢ 35¢
Bulgaria – Mobile – Mobiltel Premium 15¢ 35¢
Bulgaria – Mobile – Vivatel 15¢ 35¢
Finland – Mobile – Elisa 7.9¢ 12¢
Finland – Mobile – Finnet 7.9¢ 12¢
Finland – Mobile – Sonera  6¢ 12¢
France – Mobile – Bouygues 3.5¢ 7.5¢
France – Mobile – Free 3.5¢ 7.5¢
France – Mobile – Orange 3.5¢ 7.5¢
France – Mobile – SFR 3.5¢ 7.5¢
Germany – Mobile 12.5¢ 21.75¢
Germany – Mobile – Eplus 6.9¢ 21.75¢
Germany – Mobile – O2 6.9¢ 21.75¢
Germany – Mobile – T-Mobile 6.9¢ 21.75¢
Germany – Mobile – Vizestream 12.5¢ 21.75¢
Germany – Mobile – Vodafone 6.9¢ 21.75¢
Ireland – Mobile – H3G 12.5¢ 19¢
Ireland – Mobile – Meteor 19¢
Ireland – Mobile – O2 19¢
Ireland – Mobile – Vodafone 19¢
Israel – Mobile 3.85¢
Israel – Mobile 3.85¢
Italy – Mobile 1.5¢ 24¢
Italy – Mobile – H3G 7.5¢ 24¢
Italy – Mobile – Telecom Italia 7.5¢ 24¢
Italy – Mobile – Vodafone 7.5¢ 24¢
Italy – Mobile – Wind 7.5¢ 24¢
Netherlands – Mobile – KPN 6.5¢ 23.75¢
Netherlands – Mobile – Lycamobile 6.5¢ 23.75¢
Netherlands – Mobile – Other 6.5¢ 23.75¢
Netherlands – Mobile – Telfort 6.5¢ 23.75¢
Netherlands – Mobile – T-Mobile 6.5¢ 23.75¢
Netherlands – Mobile – Vodafone 6.5¢ 23.75¢
Netherlands – Mobile – Vodafone 6.5¢ 23.75¢
Norway – Mobile – Netcom 6.9¢ 19¢
Norway – Mobile – Telenor 6.9¢ 19¢
Poland – Mobile – ERA 6.5¢ 7.5¢
Poland – Mobile – Orange Centertel 6.5¢ 7.5¢
Poland – Mobile – Play (P4) 12.5¢
Poland – Mobile – PLUS 6.5¢ 7.5¢
Portugal – Mobile – Optimus 24¢
Portugal – Mobile – TMN 24¢
Portugal – Mobile – Vodafone 24¢
Sweden – Mobile – H3G 4.5¢ 20¢
Sweden – Mobile – Other 4.5¢ 20¢
Sweden – Mobile – Tele2 4.5¢ 20¢
Sweden – Mobile – Telenor 4.5¢ 20¢
Sweden – Mobile – Telia 4.5¢ 20¢
Switzerland – Mobile – Lycamobile 14.9¢ 26¢
Switzerland – Mobile – Orange 14.9¢ 26¢
Switzerland – Mobile – Sunrise 14.9¢ 26¢
Switzerland – Mobile – Swisscom 12¢ 26¢
Switzerland – Mobile – Swisscom 12¢ 26¢
United Kingdom – Mobile – H3G 3.5¢
United Kingdom – Mobile – O2 5.5¢
United Kingdom – Mobile – Orange 5.5¢
United Kingdom – Mobile – T-Mobile 5.5¢
United Kingdom – Mobile – Vodafone 5.5¢

As of Monday, July 16th, 2012 we have reduced many of our rates while still delivering you the same great value.

We work hard to monitor our prepaid International calling rates and look for opportunities for long term discount reductions in our price. We are interested in keeping you connected to family, friends, loved one through our Pingo services (on a phone line or on a Smartphone).

We monitor and keep you updated on rates through Pingo’s Ratewatcher.

RateWatcher™ saves you from the hassle of digging through piles of prepaid calling card offerings to see if you’re getting really low rates. RateWatcher actively monitors changing long distance costs around the world looking for opportunities for Pingo to bring you discount prepaid international calling rates. It’s an important part of our commitment to be the last phone service you’ll ever need to stay easily connected to the world.

Pingo® was created to give you the best value in discount prepaid international calling rates and service. Rates listed on this page as of 7/16/12. You can check out the latest rates here.

National Heroes’ Day

Heroes are remembered throughout history. People do what they think is right, even though it sometimes comes at great cost. But the outcome often brings about great changes in the world, providing a brighter future for us all.

And so, on June 9th, Ugandan heroes are born and remembered by those whose lives they’ve affected. For the country of Uganda, the celebration of National Heroes’ Day is a time to remember those who have worked to liberate and progressively better the nation. Many people remember those that made sacrifices for the Ugandan people, ideally taking into consideration the fallen soldiers of the civil war that took place from 1981 to 1985. Soldiers and leaders who had made great sacrifices to create a better world take their place in the hearts of the people.

Of course, there are those that strive to remember all other types of heroes, such as the Ugandan doctor Matthew Lukwiya who detected a deadly Ebola outbreak before it spread. He fought to contain the contagion before it spread uncontrollably throughout the nation. As a result of his selfless efforts, countless lives were saved.

Celebrating your Heroes

Organizing cultural performances is one of the best ways to celebrate National Heroes’ Day. Heroes are unique to each land, so traditions, foods, and festivals should be practiced on this day to commemorate the heroes of your homeland.

One of the best ways to remember your nation’s heroes is to learn your cultural and national history. Take the time to research the people that went that extra distance to create a better world for us to live in. And always remember that heroes come in all sizes, both big and small. Even our fathers and mothers make sacrifices to ensure a better world for us, so be sure you remember them as well.

Of course, traveling abroad can leave you removed from your family, home, and culture, making such celebrations difficult. Regardless of where you are, you can always find a way to remain in touch with your culture. International calling services allow you to contact your home and family, acting as a constant reminder of the heroes that provided you with all the great opportunities you have today. By utilizing prepaid calling services, both you and your family can share these important dates, despite the distance that divides.

Heroes across the world

Many countries and cultures across the world also have their own dedicated National Heroes’ Day. United Kingdom, Barbados, Cape Verde (also known as known as Hari Pahlawan) in Indonesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Philippines, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Jamaica are just some of the countries that each have their own unique day and reasons for remembering their heroes. While the differences of dates, names, and personalities and purposes differ throughout the world, the reason we remember our heroes will always be the same. We take the time, even if it is just one day a year, to remember these people that helped to make the world a better place, which is really what we’re all here to do.

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**Photograph ”American Heroes Celebration” by Texas Military Forces under Creative Commons Attribution

Keep Your Culture Alive from Afar

Photograph "Brazil" by Debbie Aspin, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/52585655@N02/5228792638/sizes/m/in/photostream/ under a Creative Commons Attribution.

Culture is all the characteristics that make up your lifestyle and practices. From religious beliefs to some of the food we eat, we grow up and thrive in our own cultures. But when we travel abroad, we face a world that is often very different. Different places and different people can put a person in a completely new culture, absent of their own practices. But where there is a void, we have the opportunity to fill it with a few of our own unique practices and share it with others.

Keep talking

What you say and how you talk carries with it the characteristics of where you’re from. Nothing seems most outwardly defining than noticing an accent or hearing an unfamiliar language. It often spurs interest, especially when introduced into a different culture. Find ways to practice your language, such as reading books, newspapers, or even watching television or news networks that share your cultural characteristics.

Food with a touch of culture

Bring from home a few recipes that are unique to your culture, and always try to eat your favorite home cooked meals. Certain foods aren’t always available abroad, but it is still important to enjoy the taste of your culture whenever you can. You can always get a little creative by substituting foods similar to each other, such as potatoes for some bread. This even gives you the opportunity to mix your culture with other cultures, and helps you find new ways to add new flavor to old-time favorites.

Associate with your fellow man

Find others from your culture, so that you can share and practice your beliefs and ideas. Stay in contact with family and friends back home. When traveling, finding phone services that can keep up with your needs is imperative to ensuring your comfort abroad. International calling services provide the necessary abilities for traveling abroad. With the right carrier, these services can be cost saving on international calls throughout the world, as opposed to roaming or long distance charges that apply to many regular phone services.

Don’t stop believing

Practice your religious beliefs as though you were at home. Just about anywhere in the world, you can find localized religious temples and churches that appeal to many of the different religions. And of course, you may even be kind enough to share your practices with others who are interested.

Take a chance to party on

Parties and festivals are traditions that are shared throughout the world. What make them unique are all the characteristics that a culture incorporates into their activities. From decorations to foods, gatherings like these allow people abroad to gather together and practice the great things that make their culture unique.

Etiquette is almost always different at festivals, creating unique differences in dining and social habits. Even people who aren’t from your culture may attend, learning and practicing new experiences to better themselves. In a way, festivals are perhaps the most effective tool in not only maintaining cultural heritage, but sharing it with the world around them. Attending cultural festivals is perhaps the most opportune time for you to remember who you are and where you come from. At the same time that you are receiving, you can give back to others who share the same ideas and practices, even if they are different in their own ways, because even cultures have sub-cultures inside of them. These festivals allow you to talk and stay in contact with other members of your culture that are also living abroad. You even get a chance to enjoy some meals, music, and people that share your same ideas, beliefs, and language, which can make a person living abroad feel just like they’re at home for a change.

A social tip

Always remember that when you are abroad, you shouldn’t let other people make you feel guilty about keeping your culture alive. There will always be people that lack the open minded nature that it takes to learn and enjoy life, but that doesn’t mean you have to let those ideas keep you from enjoying your life. Avoid people that want to stop you from being happy, and find people that want you to be happy.

Each place on Earth has its own unique people. From countries to cities, different places and different people make up the unlimited number of ideas and practices that any one of us may associate ourselves with. And sometimes, even a family is a culture of its own, which is something we always want to maintain wherever we go in the world. So, when you’re traveling abroad, take a piece of home with you and share it with the world around you.

Simple and Easy Ways to Make International Calls From Your Cell Phone

International calls can easily be made from a cell phone depending on the service provider. However, making international calls from cell phones is an expensive choice. Many people still do not know how to make international calls from their cell phones. It is not as perplexing as it seems really. Most cell phone services are equipped for international calls, and certain companies offer international calling plans that supply special rates for an additional monthly fee. However this is not the best way to really save on International calls abroad because of the high rates your going to pay by using your current cell phone provider.

Making an International Call From a Cell Phone

Compared to making an international call from a regular phone line, even better rates are available by purchasing international calling cards that are compatible with cell phones. Here is how to make an international call from a cell phone using a calling card:

.Press the local access number
.Enter the PIN number written on the card
.Dial the number of the country via the standard international set-up

If an international calling card does not work with your cell phone, here is how to make an international call from a cell phone utilizing a different method:

The caller must first locate the plus (+) key on their cell phone. If there is no plus key, the caller can either press the asterisk key two times quickly in succession or hold down the “0″ key, which then turns into a plus sign.

The caller then dials the country code, the city code, and afterwards the local phone number of the person they are trying to contact.

For example, this is how you would call Zurich, Switzerland on a cell phone:

Country Code: +11 = Switzerland
Local Code: 41 = area code
City Code: 44 = Zurich
Local Number: 382 4444

Certain numbers may require a specific digit to be dialed before a tone is actually heard. However, some cell phone calling procedures may vary slightly and users are advised to check with their providers.

Volunteering is a Career Move that Helps You

Something that has crossed everyone’s mind at some point is the thought of volunteering. It could be at a soup kitchen helping to serve others, or it could even be overseas, in a strange new land helping others in a new and foreign culture. While many think about it, only those with the determination to pursue a journey to volunteer abroad have really experienced the world and helped themselves in the process.

Becoming educated about the world

Something often overlooked is just how big the world really is. We travel from work or school to home and take the occasional vacation to see a new place. But, this is only a tiny speck on a large map. We may meet a few thousand people within our city or county, most of whom we can’t even remember. The bottom line is that all these people have one thing in common-once you meet them and get to know them, they become familiar. We know who they are and potentially how they interact with the surrounding society. This is the advantage of volunteering abroad- you learn about new cultures, meet new people, and share knowledge in order to better yourself- and others with your efforts.

A new experience

This brings about the importance of keeping an open mind. New experiences make us better because we are able to learn from them. Volunteers get the most opportune chance to see and experience new and completely different places. Not everywhere in the world has the commodities that we are accustomed to, such as running water and electricity. This type of opportunity allows you to see and understand exactly how other parts of the world function and interact with each other- and with you.

With the lack of commodities, we’re often faced with the absence of one of our most essential abilities- communication. Overseas countries will not often share cellular phone capabilities, creating a communication breakdown with your home country. While sharing the experience of the native culture is good, being able to talk to your loved ones is a must for anyone away from home. Staying connected during your travels is important, so it is up to you to find ways of maintaining contact regularly while abroad. International phone services like Pingo are widely available, and often cost less than a regular phone bill. Calling from an airport, landline, or even a cell phone, if you have one, can help maintain the comfort that any family member needs to hear.

Helping to develop international relationships

Another benefit to volunteer work is somewhat indirect, at least for you. Many nations work together in order to help stimulate a mutually positive relationship, and volunteer projects are amongst those that help the most. Assisting foreign countries is a powerful step toward developing a relationship between your country and the rest of the world. When you volunteer, you aren’t simply helping those around you: the nations you encourage and encounter also benefit and become better because of what you’ve done.

Credits your character

Another benefit to keep in mind is that volunteer work stays with you. While the experience is yours to keep, on paper it becomes a beneficial tool that shows others that you have done what you set out to accomplish. You are willing to go further than most and take chances that many would not make. Whether it’s for a future career, or endorsing your personal life’s achievements in a book, your character has a unique credit that reflects your abilities and actions.

Encountering and encouraging the world

Perhaps the most incredible opportunity a volunteer experiences is that when they encounter the world, they are then able to encourage it. Many locations do not live as comfortably or easily as we are accustomed to, but the one thing that everyone should get is encouragement. The world is a big place, but so many people only encounter a tiny fraction of what it truly is. A volunteer has the ability to enter a different culture, helping to construct, educate, and otherwise assist others. Your experience is their experience.

While all volunteer work is an excellent addition to society, expanding your goals to see new lands and experience new cultures can truly be the first step towards making the world better for everyone, and eventually creating a career choice that helps you. You’ll be able to keep those experiences for the rest of your life, and you can share them with others as well when you get back home.

Why Choose Pingo.com for Prepaid International Calling Service

Nowadays, prepaid international calling service plans have become trends for the mobile telecom world. Of course, rates for international calls could sky high when you are under a regular mobile plan. This can prove to be very impractical, given the fact that there are means for long distance communications offered at economical prices. However, not all providers can give you the best services possible.

There are customers that suffer through choppy phone calls due to the incapacity of a provider to handle long distance or international calls. Given that, one must be wise in choosing a cell phone plan provider; especially when it comes to an international level of dialing. Pingo.com is among the most trusted international cell phone plans provider with affordable rates and quality services.

Why Choose Pingo.com Over Others?

There’s so much in store for you at Pingo.com. They have offers that can help you save big on rates for calls throughout the world. Pingo is best known for its international prepaid calling cards, and of course, prepaid international calling service plans which you may find to be the best among the rest out there. Many people have found true satisfaction with the international calling solutions that Pingo.com has been providing them.  You should really consider trying Pingo out due to these reasons:

1. Quality calls with great reliability are guaranteed.

2. As a network, Pingo.com is trusted for delivering about 1.3 billion worth of call minutes internationally every month.

3. Exceptional service is their secret to keeping 95 percent of their customers worldwide.

4. You are entitled to a money back guarantee in the event that you don’t find the service satisfactory.

5. There are no hidden fees that apply. All you need to pay for is what you have agreed on with Pingo.com.

In addition to the reasons above, Pingo.com also has the EZ Dial app for easy dialing functions which is available to any smart phone such as Android, BlackBerry, and iPhone. They also have the Pingo Soft Phone that lets you call your family and friends direct from your web-enabled PC without the hassle of installations. With all these and more, Pingos prepaid international calling service plans can truly give you the best value for your money.

How to Make Long-Distance Relationships Cheaper

Long-distance relationships are not only taxing on a couple’s patience, it can also be quite a burden to their respective wallets. Many couples in this kind of relationship already factor in communication costs to their daily budgets.

These calls are done in the name of love, but are there ways to somehow cut the costs and make international calls cheaper? Of course there are. Here are some of a few:

1. Divide the costs between you and your partner. This will only work if you and your partner still have separate budgets. It is often the case for many couples to only have one person call the other all the time. This puts an unnecessary burden on the budget of the caller. If both can afford it, then just separate the bill and have alternating callers.

2. Call during off-peak hours. Some telecom providers provide discounts and lower per-minute rates for calls made during off-peak hours. These off-peak hours may seem like ungodly hours for the couples involved, but if there is really a pressing need to reduce communication costs without reducing communication, then availing oneself of these promotions is a good way to start.

3. Use cheap cell phone international calling cards. Call to your loved ones using services such as Pingo to save a ton on long-distance calls. You can just pay online, get your PIN, and start calling your loved ones at only a fraction of the normal rates usually charged for international calls.

4. Use Pingo soft phone for web dial calls. Is it inconvenient for you to dial from your phone and call using cheap cell phone international calling cards? Pingo has this soft phone option that lets you call anyone in the world using your computer. There are no contracts to sign and there are no complicated downloads involved. It’s hassle-free!

Long-distance relationships do not have to be that costly. From cheap cell phone international calling cards to web dial calls, there are a variety of cheap options. Now you can get to talk to your beloved without having to worry so much about your wallet.