Monday, December 10, 2012

Is Home Phone Service a Good Gift Idea?

We are getting to the time of year when people are starting to finalize their Christmas lists and Christmas shopping.  If you are one of the people who still have a few gifts left to buy, the last response you want to hear to any inquiry is “nothing”. So what do you do in these situations?  What do you buy the person who doesn’t want anything?

One thought that doesn’t cross many people’s mind is a gift that will save people money.  Although the gift of TeleBlend phone service may not sound as glamorous as other options, over the long run, people will really appreciate keeping more of their hard earned money in their pockets.  So this holiday season, while you are pondering gift ideas for your friends and family, consider TeleBlend as the gift that will keep on giving long after the holidays are over.

Here are a few reasons why TeleBlend makes a great gift:

1.       TeleBlend saves people money:  TeleBlend’s unlimited annual calling plan is only $99.99/yr.  If you compare the before tax price of your current home phone service, you are probably among the millions who will save hundreds of dollars by switching to TeleBlend.  That’s not just hundreds of dollars a year, that’s hundreds of dollars every year!  So guess what?  That gift you receive or give this year, just turned into the money that can be used for gifts next year.

2.       Apples to apples, TeleBlend is a better all-around home phone service:  When you do an overall comparison of TeleBlend service versus most home phone services, it’s easy to see why TeleBlend is a better all-around value.  TeleBlend’s $99.99/year annual plan includes over 30 free service features such as call forwarding, conference calling, call blocking, online contacts, and voicemail notifications to your mobile phone.  TeleBlend also includes E911 and new customers can choose to keep their existing number, or be assigned a new one for free.  

3.       You can take TeleBlend anywhere:  For people who spend different seasons in different locations, TeleBlend service not only reduces the price of one phone bill, but it also eliminates another.  As long as your destination has an internet connection, you can use your TeleBlend phone service.  TeleBlend also offers virtual phone numbers, so your home phone number can be changed to a local number for 911, and you can still receive calls on your old number. 

Once you give the gift of home phone service, it quickly becomes more than a gift.  The phone service becomes the means of a long overdue conversation, a dinner acquisition method, a safety source, and so much more.  It becomes a lifestyle enhancement that allows you to enjoy the finer things in life.  This holiday season, instead of giving someone a gift they will rarely use, give the gift that will give back in so many ways.  Give the gift of TeleBlend home phone service. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

When it's Important, Pick up the Phone.

“When it’s important, I pick up the phone”. I think most of us can attest to this statement, although some of us may have different interpretations of what’s “phone call worthy” in their life.  To me, it’s pretty simple, and here’s a short list of personal situations I encounter when a phone call is the only solution.

If written communication presents the opportunity for misinterpretation:  I’m sure most people can recall a time when an email or text message they sent wasn’t well received, or got blown out of proportion.  The recipient either misinterpreted what you were saying, or possibly, a grammatical or punctuation error made it seem like you were saying something you weren’t.  I’ve been on both ends of this spectrum, and although both incidents turned out to be minor, they were both stressful, unwanted, and time consuming.  

In the situation where I misinterpreted the email, I was left feeling angry and rattled.  What seemed like a condescending and disrespectful email, turned out to be completely innocent.  Although things between us are fine now, there was a time when the email caused tension in our relationship and took energy on both our parts to rebuild our relationship to its previous level.  

When the issue is time sensitive:  If I need an answer and I need it now, a phone call is the only method of communication I’ll use if I can’t walk up to the person and talk face to face.  In business and in life, there are situations that are extremely time sensitive.  Whether you’re trying to close a deal, meet a deadline, or find the answer to an important question, picking up the phone and making a call is the easiest way to get things done. 

Picking up the phone is also more convenient for the person you are calling in these situations.  Instead of having to spend time writing and proof reading an email, the person you call can simply provide you with the information you need and move on.  Win-win for everyone!

When the person is important to me:  This example relates more to personal life than business, but it’s still applicable in many situations.  If someone is important to me, I want to hear their voice.  I want to hear them laugh, I want to hear the expression in their voice, and I want to be in a situation where there is an opportunity to enjoy my conversation with the other person.  I think we can all agree that an overdue phone call with an old friend, a lengthy conversation with a new love interest, or exchanging a few jokes with a sibling is one of the finer things in life.  These moments help us recognize how lucky we are to have meaningful relationships and how important they are to foster.  To me, a phone call is the best way to enjoy these moments and it’s the main reason I continue to use the telephone as my primary means of communication.  

What’s the main reason you choose to pick up the phone?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Reasons to Choose Internet Phone Service

1.      Ease of Use:  Many people are under the impression Internet phone service is difficult to use, but Internet phone service is simpler than many people think.  If you can connect a modem to a computer, you can easily connect a telephone adapter.  A TeleBlend gizmo is fully configured and tested before it leaves the warehouse, so all the user needs to do is follow the step-by-step installation guide, and they are making phone calls within minutes.

2.      Price:  If you are currently paying the "phone company" for home phone service, you have probably already considered switching to a cheaper alternative.  Receiving a phone bill for $30 - $35 per month gets old after a while, especially if you aren't using the service regularly.  TeleBlend offers phone service for as little as $6.95/mo for the first three months, and only $15.95/mo after, so your potential savings are $200 - $300 per year, and you won't get tired of putting that money in your pocket. 
3.      Free Features:  Many traditional phone companies still charge for features like voicemail and call forwarding.  An additional $5-6 per month, per feature can really add up, especially over the course of several years.  Not only does TeleBlend provide free features, but TeleBlend also offers features other providers don't, like voicemail forwarding, call blocking and voicemail notifications. 

4.       Unlimited Calling:  When you switch to an Internet phone service, you no longer have to worry about where you call or how long you talk for.  Most Internet phone companies offer unlimited local, long distance and international calling for less than traditional phone companies charge for local calls.  TeleBlend offers one of the lowest priced international plans with unlimited calling to 70 countries for only $9.95/mo for the first 3 months, and $17.95/mo after.  If you are tired of paying per minute for international calls, switch to TeleBlend today and start saving hundreds!

Getting Low Cost Home Phone Service is so Easy!

Saving money on home phone service is quick and easy.  Here is a step by step guide to help you save money on home phone service:

1.  Compare prices and features:  TeleBlend offers home phone service starting at only 6.95/mo for the first three months, and only $15.95/mo after.  .  This low price calling plan includes unlimited calling to the US, Canada, over 30 service enhancing features and $10 per month in free international calling.  Take a look at your current phone bill and multiply the monthly price by 12.  Then compare the price you pay to the cost of using TeleBlend which is only $164.40 per year.  Also make sure you include the cost of monthly feature charges like voicemail, call forwarding, 411, etc.  Chances are once you compare your phone bill, you will see how easy it is to upgrade to TeleBlend and save hundreds of dollars per year on home phone service.  

2.  Make sure you have a reliable Internet connection:  Your calling experience is only as good as your Internet connection.  Before signing up for TeleBlend, make sure you have sufficient bandwidth.  The best way to find out is to run a speed test.

3.  You will need a phone:  TeleBlend provides you with all of the hardware you need to enjoy unlimited nationwide calling, except a phone.  The analog TeleBlend adapter you receive at sign up is valued at $60 and is yours to keep.  Any handheld device will work, as long as it can be connected directly to your TeleBlend analog telephone adapter.

4.  Sign up online:  Signing up for TeleBlend phone service is quick and easy.  The process takes about 5 minutes and you will receive your free telephone adapter within 3-5 business days.

5.  Install the unit:  Your TeleBlend phone adapter comes fully configured, with everything needed to get you started.  Simply follow the step by step instructions and you will be making calls in minutes!

The entire outlined process will take about 30 minutes of your time (excluding shipping time).  Stop paying for expensive landlines and switch to the phone service provider that saves you money and offers you unlimited calling and over 30 free features. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Free Calls to Vietnam

TeleBlend has just introduced a new low cost international calling plan that features unlimited calling to Vietnam at an introductory price of only $9.95/mo.  In addition to a new low price, TeleBlend has almost doubled the number of international countries customers can call for free and also reduced the price for calling Vietnam by more than $100/year. 

Calling Vietnam with TeleBlend service is quick and easy.  Before making an international call, it’s good practice to confirm the international number you are calling is included with your plan.  Follow these easy steps using the TeleBlend international lookup tool to ensure all the international calls you make are covered by your plan. 
  1.  Follow this link - to the TeleBlend international rates lookup tool
  2. Select the Premium World Plan $9.95 Promo from the drop down menu.
  3. Select your preferred search method (country or phone number)
  4. Insert the number or country you are calling.
  5. Click on the ‘Search Now’ button.
The TeleBlend international lookup tool will confirm the destination you are calling is included in your calling plan.  If the country you call is included, the Premium World Calling Plan column will say FREE.  If the number you are calling is not included in the plan, the lookup tool will provide you with the low cost per minute to call that city/country. 

Once you have confirmed the number you are calling is included in your calling plan, making an international call is quick and easy.  All a TeleBlend customer needs to do is follow these simple steps.
  1. Dial international prefix 011 to initiate your international call.
  2. Followed by 84 – the international calling code to Vietnam.
  3. Complete the call by dialing the destination landline or mobile number in Vietnam.
If you are like many of the customers who have recently switched to the $9.95/mo Premium international calling plan, you are tired of paying too much for calls to Vietnam.  Enjoy the savings of the $9.95/mo introductory price and pay only $17.95/mo after for home phone service with crystal clear international call quality.