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Phone Cards: Their Benefits And How They Work

Nov 24, 2007
Phone cards have grown in popularity worldwide. Many people all over the world are using phone cards when making their long distance or overseas calls because of the more affordable rates being offered. Purchasing phone cards on the internet offers numerous advantages as well.

Buying your phone cards online offers great savings. The domestic and international rates of these cards online are lower as compared to those offered by major providers of residential phones or the cards of local stores. Calls made through these cards are generally cheaper than calls assisted by the operator and collect calls. Also, with a card, you can easily budget your long distance calls plus you save additional dollars during the holiday season when they have promotions and sales.

The online purchase of phone cards also offers convenience with many card choices available in just one location. The rates can easily be compared to ensure that you get the best deal possible. Upon purchase, you instantly receive your access and pin number (usually through email). There are practically no phone bills and if you share a phone with a roommate, you do not have to hassle yourselves with the problem of determining who made which call and who has to pay for it.

Phone cards are the solution when it comes to phone services especially on international calls for students, travelers, international visitors, overseas workers, etc. You basically get the advantage of getting low rates for long distance calls irregardless of your location and the phone that you are using. You can call from your home, from your mobile phone, office, pay phone and even in a foreign country and still get charged with the same rate.

To use these phone cards, you simply have to pay in advance for the calling time and then every time a call is made, the prepaid balance reduces accordingly. The calling time of the card will depend on the destination numbers that you will be calling. In making the call, you actually dial a toll free access number or the provided local number. Follow the voice instructions and after the voice prompt, you enter the corresponding personal identification number. After which, another voice prompt will instruct you to dial the destination number. For cards that are rechargeable or refillable, you don't need any PIN when calling from a registered phone number. You can choose between a refillable and non-refillable phone card.
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