reduces the cost to call Pakistan by more than 30 percent. The lower Pakistan prepaid calling card rate is enabled by RateWatcher, a Pingo feature that actively searches for opportunities to reduce costs for customers. Pingo has also announced that new subscribers can receive one hundred free minutes of calling to Pakistan by registering through the www.pingopakistan.com
page, which also contains additional information on the offering.
iBasis is one of the top three carriers of international phone calls in the world, resulting in a buying power that enables Pingo to consistently deliver extremely competitive rates. Customers save on calls to both landline and mobile phones in almost every country, with mobile phone users saving as much as 90 percent on international calling.
Pingo offers high-quality, low-cost international and long distance calling on a prepaid basis without any long term contractual obligation. The service can be used with both fixed-line and mobile phones and no additional equipment purchases or software downloads are required. Pingo minutes can be easily purchased online with credit/debit cards and PayPay. Subscribers can make payments in four currencies, compare rates in more than 38 other currencies, and interact with a Pingo website that includes automated voice prompts in five languages.
Pingo is designed with ease-of-use in mind and offers a host of convenient features. Accounts can be set-up to automatically recharge at a predetermined balance, or, an interactive voice response system can be used to alert customers of a low balance, allowing funds to be replenished with the simple push of the * key. Once mobile and/or fixed-line phones have been registered online, enhanced speed dialing enables customers to call a local Pingo access number and press a designated speed-dial number for fast and easy connection to calling destinations. Other features include PIN-less dialing, on-line call history reporting, a Refer-a-Friend program that offers a $5 bonus for each customer referral that joins Pingo and more.
iBasis also recently launched a version of Pingo with advanced features designed for enterprises. PingoBusiness provides small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) the same low international calling rates, plus easy-to-use administrative features for managing up to 999 individual employee accounts on an “on demand” basis without long-term contracts. Through PingoBusiness, SMB employees can use company phones, as well as their own fixed-line and mobile phones to achieve up to 90 percent cost savings on international calling. The service offers the same convenience features as Pingo with additional functionality to help SMBs exercise better control over international calling expenditures. This includes the ability for administrators to set individual spending limits and easily monitor usage and manage account balances through a single, centralized account.