Be Thankful For Inexpensive Long Distance Calling! (Happy Thanksgiving, America!)

 

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For American’s, it’s the season for reminiscing on the past year, eating delicious food and connecting with loved ones. But, what if you can’t make it to Thanksgiving dinner this year due to being in another country (and maybe just not wanting to see that one aunt?). According to Statistics Brain, the total United States spending on Thanksgiving dinner food is $2,875,000,000! The last thing we need is expensive Long Distance Calling fees. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with our Dial-around Long Distance Calling service.

Before you think we’re trying to get you to switch Home Phone providers – we aren’t (although we’d love to have you with us!). Our Dial-around Calling service provides customers and non-customers (Bell customers, only!) the option to call their loved ones in other countries for less (to the USA, 2¢ per minute!). Here’s how you do it:

1. Dial first 10-11-295 then the entire number you want

2. Simply hold as we connect your call

3. Savings appear as “Worldline” on your Bell phone bill (minimum $.35 charge)

But, if you do feel like you’re in the need of a change and want to switch providers, Worldline offers a Digital Home Phone Call The World bundle with all the bells and whistles you’ve learned to know and love, like three-way calling and call display, which are especially important to have during the holidays. Three-way calling is great for connecting with multiple friends and family, while call display ensures you don’t miss a call from a loved one (or you know which calls to miss).

You won’t only need a Long Distance plan for American Thanksgiving – we also offer calling to Venezuela, Peru, UK, Brazil and China! So when Chinese New Year rolls around, you can reach your loved ones for little to no cost.

The holiday seasons are filled with far away family and friends you’ll want to speak to. We wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends! Don’t be a turkey and get on board with inexpensive Long Distance calling!

Here’s a list of the world wide calling rates.  

Bundle Up! – How A Home Phone and Internet Bundle Could Have Saved You $600 For This Holiday Season

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Holidays – the time of the season for snow, toasty fires and, of course, presents. But those presents usually come with a price, and that price comes with months of preparation in hopes to avoid the blow to your bank account. How do you really avoid it? Easy. It’s time to get bundled – and we’re not talking about layering for the cold weather. We’re talking about how you could have saved $600 or more on your Internet and Home Phone bill this season if you had just bundled early.

A Statistics Canada report states that Canadian households are spending from $70 to $100 or more on their Internet and Home Phone bill. That’s nearly $1,200 a year (you can buy 120 Selfie Stick stocking stuffers for that!). It’s not realistic for the average Canadian household income, and we’re “feeling the pinch” when it comes to Canadian communication prices, according to a CBC News article. If 87% of Canadians are connected to the Internet, why are we sacrificing other areas of our lives for technology essentials?

We shouldn’t be, and that’s why it’s time to make the switch and get a Home Phone and Internet Bundle. Last year in Canada, the CRTC stated there was a total of 10.4 million bundle subscriptions – meaning loads of Canadians are on board! With Worldline’s Home Phone and Internet Bundles, you receive Unlimited Internet (three cheers for no Internet overcharges!) and Unlimited North American calling. So long phone conversations with your loved ones and streaming your favourite holiday movies just got a lot cheaper.

Our Home Phone and Internet Bundles start from $49.95 (much better than the Internet and Home Phone bill average), and with both DSL and Cable Internet options you can choose what works best for your household. That’s not it – with all the home phone features included in your monthly bill, unlike competitor bundles, you’ll really feel like you’re getting a bang for your buck.

Tis’ the season for streaming, speaking and spending – not being overcharged for the essential services you need monthly. Make the switch this year and dodge that hit to your bank account for next year’s holidays. Let’s be real, even Santa has a budget.

Learn more about our Home Phone and Internet Bundles

Habitat For Humanity Connects With NEWT

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Building homes, bringing people together and spreading love is just some of the attributes Habitat for Humanity provides to our community. With a goal to building “decent, simple and affordable” homes for those in need, Habit for Humanity is an International, non-profit organization that is changing the community, one home at a time. They do not make profit on the sales and use assistance from volunteers. They have helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve more than 800,000 homes since their founding date nearly forty years ago and are the largest non-for-profit builder in the world.

NEWT was excited to see where the magic happens and learn more about Habitat for Humanity. NEWT is the business division of our parent company, Fibernetics. While Worldline offers residential services, NEWT works with businesses who are in need of communication services.

Yesterday, Habitat for Humanity sat down with NEWT, and discussed why they’ve made the switch to our business telecommunication services.

Read the entire interview on the NEWT blog.

Worldline Provides Free Calling To France To Connect With Loved Ones

Worldline is now providing free calling to to France in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Paris on November 13th.

paris“Our hearts go out to the everyone in France and all those whose family and friends have been impacted by this senseless violence,” said Jody Schnarr, Fibernetics’ Executive Officer. “With so many affected by this terrible act, we felt it was the least we could do to support those who are facing its immediate and ongoing impact.”

The phone number Worldline has provided to obtain free calling to France is 1-844-446-3725

To connect with loved ones, Dial 1-844-446-3725 and then dial your destination number. 

About Worldline:

Worldline provides affordable home phone, unlimited high speed Internet and long distance services to hard working Canadians. One of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in Canada, Worldline is wholly owned and operated by Fibernetics Corp, a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) servicing over 300,000 Canadians coast-to-coast.  Website: www.worldline.ca Twitter: @worldlinecanada

About Fibernetics:

Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Fibernetics goes “Beyond Telecom” by providing superior products and services at the fairest prices to the Canadian marketplace with a singular focus on customer service in everything they do. Winner of Best Employer Brand at the 2015 HR Awards, Fibernetics has its own national infrastructure that delivers a full range of voice and data services for residential customers through Worldline and for business clients with the NEWT Business Phone System and Business Internet. Website: www.fibernetics.ca Twitter: @fibernetics

 

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Media Inquires:
John Stix – President
Worldline
519-489-6700
jstix@corp.fibernetics.ca

 

 

4 Reasons Why You Need Your Home Phone Service

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I know what you’re thinking – “get with the times, Worldline! Everyone is cutting the cord!” And you may be right. In fact, 1 in 5 Canadian homes only use cell phones. But the good ole’ home phone service should never be forgotten (or cancelled) – and here’s why.

Reason 1: Cost 

The best thing about home phone service is the cost. In this case, Worldline offers digital home phone service, instead of the traditional landline. Increase in rates for landline’s is not a rare occasion (you can be paying up to $70 a month just for your home phone!). Digital home phone service costs much less, and you can avoid pesky extra fees while also getting the home phone features you know and love, like call display, three-way calling and voicemail.

And compared to your cell phone, you won’t have to worry about going over your data usage. Digital home phone service uses minuscule amount of data, just enough to keep your conversation crisp and clear. So if you aren’t downloading ridiculous amounts of Man vs. Food or if you have our Unlimited Internet Plan – you’ll be just fine.

Your phone calls are being transferred directly through a high-speed Internet connection. So depending on your home phone plan, charges and extra fees won’t occur like they would with a cell phone or traditional landline. Like with our Digital Home Phone Call the World Plan, you have unlimited calling to 50+ countries for only $24.95 a month – much better than over-priced home phone with limited calling features, right?

Reason 2: Emergencies worldline_logo_307x358

You’re watching T.V. and see that your local pizza joint is having a two for one sale. You reach for your cell phone to place an order and it is nowhere to be found. Even worse, the ringer is off. For all you know, the battery is dead. In desperate times like these, you need a backup.

Having a home phone service plan provides you with reassurance that in a real emergency when you need to call 911, you have another option of communication.

If your cell phone is damaged, broken, lost, or stolen – you’ll thank your home phone for being there. And for those readers with little ones, ask yourself this: would my child know where to find my cellphone in an emergency and would they know how to unlock it? Having that backup is worth it for the safety of you and your family.

Reason 3: Sound

If you haven’t noticed, your mobile phone has an itsy-bitsy microphone compared to the now over-sized home phone. The home phone speaker hugs your ear, and the microphone is located as close to your mouth as possible; making it much easier to hear and speak to the person on the other end. The speaker and microphone on your cell phone are tiny compared and are surrounded by technology a home phone doesn’t need, like cameras and sensors.

We get that home phone does not have the flexibility of traveling in your back pocket like your mobile does, but why use it at home? Your home phone doesn’t do texting, selfies, and apps. It sticks to what it does best: phone conversations.

Reason 4: Your Grandma

Most grandmas and grandpas are not up-to-date with your cellphone number changing often, your preferred PC-based voice-over-IP, or your favourite texting emoticon. They know your good old-fashioned home phone number they have memorized.

It may not be the most convincing example of why you should keep your home phone service, but your distant relatives and grandparents will thank you when you can be easily reached.

The Conclusion 

We covered the cost, emergencies, sound quality and your grandparents. If all these reasons don’t convince you to keep your home phone service, here’s one that might. A study found that 19 percent of people drop their cell phones down the toilet. You may be next. And if you are, you’ll have that glorious, large home phone that couldn’t sneak into the watery abyss even if it tried.