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Choosing a prepaid international calling card is difficult. There are many available cards; tariffs and conditions are really intricate. Even people that work in the calling card business have problems to decide which card is the most competitive for each destination. So, what possibility has a normal person in working out what to buy?

The best recommendation we can give is to use different products until you decide which is best for you; even if you use the wrong card you will presumably cut your costs by 50%.

When you choosing a card, you should take into account:

  • The tariffs for the country(ies) you call.
  • Duration of your call. Some cards demand a large connection charge which is a disadvantage if you make lots of short calls, but no problem if you talk for an hour at a time to family and friends.
  • Regardless of how long you talk for, all cards expire (usually 30-90 days, after its first use). Some cards also have a daily maintenance charge, which evidently matters less if you use the card quickly.
The main thing to remember is that the card with the lowest rate per minute might not be the most convenient card for you. Some of the cards that exist might not give the best per-minute value on the first sight, but they may have the benefit of no extra charges, therefore they work out well for the majority of our customers.

How to use a prepaid calling card

When you learn how prepaid calling cards work, you will wish to use them. The usage is very simple; all you will need are the right access number to dial and a PIN number.

Each calling card is a little different, but they all work according to the following process:

  • Dial the access number
  • Enter your PIN number
  • Dial your destination
We can find cards that might have options which ask you to choose a language; others have options where you can get other services. A good sample of this is that many cards permit you to turn on number recognition, so if you dial from home you can get the card to recognize you after the first call so you don't have to enter the PIN again.

Canada Star

Canada Star Recharge Option: No
Minute Rounding: 3 min
Expiration: 90 days after initial use
Payphone surcharge: CAD 1.04 Per minute
Maintenance Fee: CAD 0.72 daily

Canada Access

Canada Access Recharge Option: No
Rounding: 1 sec
Expiration: 90 days after initial use
Payphone surcharge: CAD 1.04
Maintenance Fee: None

Happy Call

Happy Call Recharge Option: No
Minute Rounding: 1 min
Expiration: 90 days after initial use
Payphone surcharge: CAD 0.94
Maintenance Fee: CAD 0.72

Cloncom Connect

Cloncom Connect Recharge Option: Yes
Minute Rounding: 1 min
Expiration: None
Payphone surcharge: CAD 1.04 per call (Only from USA)
Maintenance Fee: None

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