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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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Available in three denominations of 25 units, 50 units and 100 units, Thuraya Calling Card will come as a welcome relief to cost-conscious managers, particularly in the maritime and energy sectors, who need to control operational costs of both equipment and staff.
The Vonage Digital Calling Card provides customers with a convenient alternative that allows them to make calls over the reliable Vonage network at great low rates with no surprises.
These gaps, says Greenberg, along with lax requirements for businesses to enter the calling card industry, will continue to make it difficult for consumers who use calling cards to ensure they're getting a fair deal.
This month, we've had 2,300 soldiers come through the Bob Hope USO at LAX, and by far the most popular item was the calling card so they could stay in touch with their loved ones back home,'' Teilman said.
collectively, "IDT") announced that they have reached a settlement with plaintiffs in a nationwide calling card related class action.
Chatterbox Telecom has been providing VoIP wholesale call termination service through its legal termination routes to many other wholesale customers and calling card companies.
With regard to Titan's other communication subsidiaries, Oblio will continue to own and operate the prepaid international calling card business and assets.
NEW YORK -- Solegy LLC, a leading provider of managed service delivery solutions, today announced that Millennium Global Telecom (MGT) has chosen to use it's managed pre-paid calling card solution and service delivery platform.
Pingo's RateWatcher(TM) promise is to continually look for ways to add value for our Pingo customers so that Pingo really is the last calling card they'll ever need," said Ofer Gneezy, president and CEO of iBasis.
Rick Salladae, President of Best Telecom, said, "As a provider of prepaid calling cards nationwide, Best Telecom delivers great value and quality and does so in a flexible way, depending on what the consumer's needs are.
Through its sister company LecStar Telecom, Fonix Telecom donated 1,000 pre-paid calling cards to the LGEFCU Disaster Relief efforts to help fellow credit unions, their employees and their families throughout storm-damaged areas of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
OTC's prepaid calling card products are truly created with our customers in mind - providing not only great value and quality, but unique, individual designs that appeal to the varied interests of our target audiences," said Sean McBride, President of Creative Calling Cards, an OTC distributor with 17 routes servicing over 2000 stores throughout Arizona and Las Vegas.
Callmate Telips is a leading provider of calling card and international long distance services and an innovator in using advanced technology to offer high quality and reasonably-priced services to consumers," said Ofer Gneezy, president and CEO of iBasis.
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.
IDT Europe presently markets more than 350 individual brands of calling cards in 17 European countries.