By Alok Saboo on June 12th, 2009
For all that people have to say about Betamax clones like ActionVoIP, SmartVoIP, etc. the truth is that their prices are drawing customers in hordes. Betamax clones like ActionVoIP and SmartVoIP are offering the best VoIP deals for making cheap international calls.
However, off late, readers around the globe are complaining of the lack of payment options for buying credits. I have faced it myself. Earlier you could buy credits using your Credit Cards; however, the credit card or Paypal option is not available for users from various countries. You are forced to use uKash, Bank Transfers, Western Union, or rely on VoIP Resellers. Let us look at these options in little detail to find out the best option:
UKash is difficult to buy outside Europe. The problem with using one of the other methods like Western Union or VoIP Resellers is the additional charge that you have to pay. For example, most VoIP resellers would charge an additional € 1 for every € 5 that you purchase, i.e. for a credit of € 5, you have to pay € 6. The only option that remains is the Bank transfer, where you need to transfer the amount to Betamax.
The bank charges may vary, but if it is not significant this might be a good option to try. Other that bank transfer, the only viable option is the VoIP Resellers. You can buy the credits online, using credit cards or Paypal. Thankfully, even after the additional charges your effective calling rates will be lower than the other options. I tried contacting the company and they seem to have disabled some payment options for “security reasons”.
Well, since you are smart readers reading TruVoIPBuzz, here’s a smart tip for you. If you have somebody in India, who could verify your account, then you are lucky. If you get your account verified through an Indian number, you get all the options to recharge your account. Hopefully, this should make (at least some of) your lives easier.