Today there are literally thousands of
prepaid phone calling cards on the market. Prepaid phonecards have certain
advantages that make them popular. They are reliable, portable, they can be
economical, and they can help consumers control their spending.
They usually come in denominations of $10, $20,
or even a $50 dollar and you use them for long distance calls until
the card is used up. The advantage to this type of card is that it
its normally significantly cheaper than the long distance rates you
can get at a pay phone, or even your home telephone. They are also
readily available and can help you maintain a budget. However, you
should keep the following in mind:
We offer a great selection of the best reliable prepaid calling cards for cheap domestic and international long distance calls.
- Some pre-paid cards offer a low rate, but may have a five minute
minimum connection time. So, even if you talk for only 1 minute,
you are still charged for five minutes. Read the small print.
- Some phonecards carry a connection fee. This is a charge just to
make the call. This might be bad if you make frequent, short
calls. However, if your calls are long, then you may actually save
money with a phonecard that has a connection fee. The per-minute rates
on phonecards with connection fees are usually a lot lower than those
without a connection fee.
- Most prepaid calling cards expire after a certain period of
time. Make sure to check how long a calling card is good for. If it
expires in a month, and you know you will not use the calling card up in a
month, then do not buy it.
- There are usually monthly surcharges on cards. Some phonecards may
not even have an expiration date and just rely on these
surcharges. For example, if you have a 20 dollar card, and the
monthly surcharge is 2 dollars, your card will be used up in 10
- Billing Increments: This is how the company charges your time.
They may round off to the next minute, or may charge in 6-second
increments. They may also charge in 3 minute increments. So, if
you talk for 4 minutes, you are charged for 6 minutes.
- When you purchase pre-paid phone cards online or in a store,
you are likely buying them from a reseller of a reseller of a
reseller. Keep this in mind if you ever have to speak with
Buying our cards online couldn't be easier. Or more secure. Just a few minutes and
you'll get a PIN number and can start to make calls immediately!