calling card


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calling card

1. A small card containing one's contact information; a business card that may also be used for social purposes. I'm old school, so I like to hand out a calling card when I'm saying goodbye to a new acquaintance.
2. An item left behind by someone to signify that they had been present in a particular location. It was evident that the string of murders were committed by the same man, as he left his calling card, a single red rose, at the scene of each crime.
3. A special skill or talent that sets an individual apart from others. Primarily heard in US. His ability to paint such lifelike portraits really is his calling card in the art world.
See also: calling, card

a calling card

mainly AMERICAN
1. If you describe what someone possesses or has achieved as a calling card, you mean that it gives them an advantage. An Olympic gold medal is undoubtedly a pretty impressive calling card.
2. If you describe something as a calling card, you mean it proves that someone has been in a place. The hand continues to leave behind its calling card on everything it touches in the form of fingerprints. Note: In American English, a calling card is a small card printed with your name and other personal information, which you give to people when you visit or meet them.
See also: calling, card
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Thuraya Chief Commercial Officer, Bilal El Hamoui, said: "Thuraya Calling Card is being introduced at a time when Maritime users in particular are cost-conscious and the need for a comprehensive product that offers transparent pricing is of vital importance.
She states, "While [the bill] requires that the disclosure text on the calling card itself, packaging, or other promotional material (including online) be in same language used to advertise the card, we would recommend expanding [the bill] to require that prepaid phone card providers provide toll-free customer service lines staffed by customer service representatives able to converse in the languages that the cards are advertised in.
IDT Telecom provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and products, including pre-paid and rechargeable calling cards, consumer local, long distance, and wireless phone services, and wholesale carrier services.
Solegy pre-built applications include SOHO broadband, voice VPN, wholesale peering, calling cards and callback.
Best Telecom is a full service provider offering prepaid calling cards for domestic and international calling needs.
Our efforts in the coming weeks will continue, and we hope that those affected by this tragedy will be able to use the calling cards to keep in contact with their loved ones during this trying time.
OTCBB: IBAS), a leader in international long distance, VoIP, and prepaid calling cards, today announced at The Global Telecommunications Meeting that Callmate Telips, the first long distance and international private operator in Pakistan, has interconnected with The iBasis Network(TM) for international voice services.
For instance, OTC is currently rolling out a series of regional calling cards in key markets across the US, Latin & South America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.
For the first part of 2004, Expercom calling card sales averaged more than 250,000 cards a month.
In the first 10 days of distribution, and with only the initial 70 distribution outlets activated, the daily calling card sales increased steadily from 150 euros the first day to over 2000 euros on the tenth day.
OTCBB:TLCO) announced today that as of March 28th it has started the commercialization of the new Fortune Iberica prepaid calling card with values of 5 and 30 euro respectively.
Slovak Telecom, Sonus Networks and Pactolus Communications Software Deliver Calling Card Services at Bush-Putin Slovakia 2005 Summit
Frost & Sullivan also noted that IDT Corporation is one of the few companies that have been able to see significant growth in the calling card industry.
The prepaid calling card segment has matured and will experience a slight annualized decline of 1.
This RPC allows the Points of Sale the ability to recharge an existing Calling Card on the Cash Registrar and generate Electronic Receipt.