BlasterPhone hosted calling card platform – Start your own International Calling Cards business [Review]
By Alok Saboo on June 24th, 2010
With the advancement in Internet infrastructure and networking technology, VoIP has become a credible substitute for traditional telephony methods. Consumers are flocking to VoIP not only for their international call needs, but also for their local calling requirements. Needless to say, VoIP service providers are “making hay”.
If you are looking to be a part of this movement and profit from it, this is a good place to start. In this post, I will provide you with all the information that you need to start your own international calling card business using Blasterphone. For other opportunities to make money out of VoIP, read our earlier post on becoming VoIP reseller for Betamax.
Why Hosted Calling Card solutions?
Providing a telephony services is a serious and demanding business. Just look at any telecom company company around you and you will appreciate the complexity of operations. If you were to provide international calling cards, you will have to manage several things, including hardware (e.g., servers, routers, switches), Internet infrastructure, suppliers (e.g., DID suppliers, VoIP carriers), software (e.g., VoIP software, billing software), etc.
You surely can do all this by yourself, but maintaining the operations alone will take a significant amount of your time and resources, leaving very little time for the most important part of business – acquiring Customers.
In simple terms, hosted calling card solutions allow you to outsource the operational part of the business so that you can concentrate on the most valuable aspect of the business – Marketing.
“There is only one valid definition of business: to create a customer.” – Drucker, 1954
BlasterPhone’s Hosted Calling Card solution allows you to start selling International Calling Cards and VoIP services to your customers for a low, monthly rental fee. With BlasterPhone, you can start selling your services within 24 hours. How’s that for a quick start?
Features: BlasterPhone provides all the features that you may require to provide such services, such as IVR, web interface, billing management, rate engine, detailed reporting, rich customer interface, extensive customizations, various payment options, advanced calling features, SIP/IAX support, etc. Detailed listing of calling card platform features can be found here. I am quite sure you will find the required features at BlasterPhone.
Flexibility: You will also appreciate flexibility offered by BlasterPhone. Unlike lot of other providers, BlasterPhone allows you to buy your own local access numbers from providers such as DIDWW, DIDX, Voxbone, TollFreeForwarding or any other of your choice. Further, you can also buy wholesale termination from any carrier of your choice.
Pricing: If you are worried about the cost of such a rich solution, relax!! You can get started for a one time setup fee of $100. The initial setup fee will take care of everything to get you started – setting up your account, initial training to operate the system, calling card/users accounts creation, tariffs, termination partners’ configuration, etc. From there on, you only need to pay a monthly rental rental fee of $59 for up to 30 simultaneous calls. BlasterPhone supports upto 240 simultaneous calls, so if your business grows, BlasterPhone has got you covered!!
For an inside look, please access the demo here.
I have been using BlasterPhone services for some time and have been very impressed with the quality and reliability of the service. As an end user, I found the platform very user-friendly. I am sure, your customers will appreciate the same.
So what are you waiting for, get going – all the best!!
Have you used any other hosted VoIP solution provider? Let us know your thoughts…