Pingo Phone Systems
Pingo phone systems are a prepaid VoIP phone calling system ideal for international calling at cheap rates, done by purchasing the desired amount of ‘phone credits’ in advance. It allows users to pay for the exact number of minutes or price they need to communicate, which is a brilliant strategy for small businesses on a budget that need to limit their calling and have a set price in mind. Even if they need to go over their limit, they can pay for more phone credits, which can be done online or via the app.
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HOW DO YOU GET ‘VOICE CREDITS’ FOR PINGO PHONE SYSTEMS?
On the Pingo website or the app, you can find the page that allows you to buy voice credits. You can top up any amount as long as it is £5 or over, depending on how much you think you will need, as Pingo recognizes that each customer has different demands. It would help if you also considered that each country has different calling and SMS rates. Once you have used these up or decide you need more, you can log in and purchase more at any time.
After your first purchase, you are switched onto the premium plan, which is free, and subsequently, you can change to the platinum plan if you need more minutes for a cheaper rate at the cost of the monthly subscription fee.
PINGO PREMIUM PLAN
The most straightforward plan that Pingo have to offer is the Pingo Premium plan, which can be subscribed to free of charge and is the automatic plan to which customers are transferred when they first buy credit. This is ideal for customers who are not ready to commit to the platform yet and want to trial the services before becoming frequent users. Alternatively, they do not need to call much and are satisfied with the higher rate as there is no charge for a subscription.
There is no contract, and the deal can be used for as long as is necessary until it terminates six months after the last usage. As a result, you can use Pingo free of charge until you no longer need it, in contrast to most VoIP services that are bound by a contract with less flexibility.
International calls can cost as little as £0.8p per minute, but rates vary depending on the country you are calling and whether it is a landline or cellular connection. For example, landline calls to the United Kingdom are 2.2p per minute, whereas mobile calls are costlier at 5.9p per minute. There is even the text option, with one SMS costing 5p.
Of course, calling to other continents is more expensive, and so, therefore, the expenses of calling Barbados, for example, are 15.5p, 22.5p and 5p respectively.
PINGO PLATINUM PLAN
Pingo Platinum is the other plan that Pingo has to offer, again with the same VoIP features, but targeted towards users that will utilize the platform more. Therefore, users will benefit from the paid monthly subscription for lower rates, unlike the premium plan that is free of charge but has higher rates. For 67p each month, users can purchase phone credit equal to their desired number of minutes and then enjoy cheap calling rates for as long as they wish until deciding to end the monthly subscription.
Compared to the premium plan, the prices are lower: the United Kingdom calling is 1.3p per minute for landlines, 2.8p for mobiles, and 5p for SMS texts, whilst Barbados is 12.9p, 17.9p and 4p. These UK prices are less than half of the premium plan because of the paid subscription.
No matter which plans you decide benefit you the best, some comprehensive Pingo features apply to all users. For instance, the speed dial feature allows for calls to be made quicker, whereby you can save your most frequently called contacts and allocate them a number. Instead of memorizing and typing out their whole country code and personal number, you can solely press a digit. Similarly, PINless dialling lets you make calls without requiring a PIN (access code) so that all you have to do to contact someone internationally is dial their number directly.
Lastly, Pingo can automatically add credit when you are running low. Your calls do not get disconnected if you overestimate your credits and go over your allowance if you decide to turn this feature on.
Pingo Phone Systems – To Conclude
Pingo is an international calling VoIP system, which uses your internet broadband to make calls and send text messages instead of your standard telephone line. There are two plans available to choose from, which can be stopped at any time.
Other useful links about business phone systems
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Mix Networks Phone Systems
Mondotalk Phone Systems
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