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Black Friday Deals: Stay Connected with Loved Ones Abroad

History of Black Friday

In the USA, Black Friday always falls on the Friday following Thanksgiving. It is customarily the largest shopping day of the year, with merchants providing enormous markdowns and exclusive offers. It is thought that the name "Black Friday" first appeared in the 1950s when merchants observed a sharp rise in foot traffic and sales the day following Thanksgiving.

There are so many stories behind the black Friday. Historically, black has been associated with days of economic stress as opposed to days of booming commercial success. The first Black Friday occurred in 1869 after financier Jay Gould and railway businessman James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market, which ultimately resulted in financial panic and the collapse of the market.

The true origin of the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday lies in the sense of black meaning “marked by disaster or misfortune.” In the 1950s, factory managers first started referring to the Friday after Thanksgiving as Black Friday because so many of their workers decided to falsely call in sick, thus extending the holiday weekend.

About 10 years later, Black Friday was used by Philadelphia traffic cops to describe the day after Thanksgiving because they had to work 12-hour shifts in terrible traffic. Visitors flocked to the city to start their holiday shopping and, sometimes this popular shopping day coincided with the annual Army–Navy football game. The term caught on among shoppers and merchants in Philadelphia, and from there it took off nationwide.

The 1980s brought the mythology of Black Friday as we know it today. While the phrases in the black and the red are used in the business world to describe profits and losses, this explanation for one of the busiest shopping days of the year only came about in the 1980s, about 20 years after the phrase Black Friday was in regular use.

Get 20% Extra Credit on All Recharges with Tascom

This Black Friday (November 24th), we're offering an incredible 20% extra credit on all recharges. That means you can get more talk time for the same price. This offer is valid for all our prepaid international calling plans.

Examples of how you can save with our Black Friday deal

  • If you recharge with $10, you'll get an extra $2 in credit, for a total of $12.

  • If you recharge with $20, you'll get an extra $4 in credit, for a total of $24.

  • If you recharge with $50, you'll get an extra $10 in credit, for a total of $60

Other benefits in addition to the black Friday deal

  • Affordable rates: We offer some of the most affordable rates in the industry.

  • Quality calls: Our calls are crystal clear, even in areas with poor network coverage.

  • Reliable service: 24/7 support team

  • Easy to use: Our virtual numbers and eSIMs are easy to set up and use.

Why you should use Virtual numbers and Travel eSIMs

For those who require a second phone number and are tourists or expatriates, virtual numbers and eSIMs are excellent choices. Using your current phone, virtual numbers let you make and receive calls from anywhere in the globe. Digital SIM cards, or eSIMs, can be enabled on your smartphone without requiring a real SIM card to be inserted.

Don't miss out on our incredible Black Friday deals. Get more talk time for the same price. Sign up for a virtual number or Travel eSIM today.


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