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Prepaid telephone calls are a common way of making telephone calls which allow the caller to save up the cost of a normal call. For this you need to buy a Prepaid phone card. More and more people use prepaid phone card because of the card's convenience - it can be used anywhere and, because you pay in advance, there is no bill and it allows control your call spending. Prepaid phone cards are useful for travelers, students, people who frequently call overseas, and those who haven't selected a preferred long distance telephone company. In addition, you can find pre-paid phone cards in convenient places, such as newsstands, post offices, and stores. The competitive prices these operators offer are generally made possible by least cost routing and lower overheads than the larger telephone operators.

Choosing a prepaid calling card

Shops usually don't give much information about the phone card. Because they might sell whatever is in stock - this could be a bad-value card where the credit disappears quickly or where the service means your calls don't connect properly. For choosing a card, you have to take into account the following:

  • The tariffs, for the country(ies) you want to call.
  • The length of your calls, Some cards have a small connection charge which is a disadvantage if you make lots of short calls, but no problem if you talk for a long time .
  • Amount of calls that you do, All cards have a expiry date (usually 30-90 days from the first time you use it to call). Some cards also have a daily maintenance charge, which is not important if you use the card quickly.

The main thing to take into account is that the card with the lowest rate per minute might not be always the most appropriate card for you. Some of the cards that are sold might appear not to the best per-minute value on the first sight, but they may have the advantage of no extra charges.

How to use a prepaid calling card

First, you have to dial a toll-free access phone number that the card indicates and a personal iden tification number (PIN) are usually printed on each phone card. To make a phone call, you dial the access number and then enter the PIN.

Next, an automated voice will ask you to enter the phone number you are calling, and tell you how much time you have left on your card. It's possible also give you other information/options.

Aussie Card

Aussie Card Recharge Options: No
Minute Rounding: 1 min
Expiration: 90 days after initial use
Payphone surcharge: none
Native Currency: USD 8.13

Cloncom Connect

Cloncom Connect Recharge Options: Yes
Minute Rounding: 1 min
Expiration: None
Payphone surcharge: USD 99 per call (Only from USA)
Native Currency: USD 20.00

IDT Euro Call

IDT Euro Call Recharge Options: No
Minute Rounding: 1 min
Expiration: None
Payphone surcharge: None
Native Currency: USD 27.30

Worldwide Card Telecom

Worldwide Card Telecom Recharge Options: No
Minute Rounding: 1 min
Expiration: None
Payphone surcharge: None
Native Currency: USD 27.30

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