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If you want to do one international call from home it can be really expensive. One of the cheapest ways to talk with his family and friends is to use an international prepaid calling card. Prepaid international calling cards provide you a wide range of advantages on international calls:
  • You can use the system of prepaid calling card from every phone (e.g. work, home, mobile and public phones)
  • They usually provide the lowest rates available, you can save up to 90% of the cost of a normal call.
  • If you want to use another telephone, you can call from work or a friend's phone without them being charged for the call.
  • It's easy to control your spending and avoid the "bad surprise" of an enormous monthly phone bill.

Choosing a prepaid calling card

Buying a prepaid international card is difficult if you are searching one more cheap in tariffs; there are many cards accessible; tariffs and conditions are really complicated.

The main thing to understand is that the card with the lowest rate per minute might not be the most competent card for you. Some of the cards they sell might appear not to the best per-minute value on the first sight, but they may have the advantage of no extra charges, so work out well for the majority of customers.

When choosing a card, take into account:
  • The tariffs for the countries you call.
  • The time duration 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 speak for an hour at a time to family and friends.
  • The expiration date of your cards, all the cards expire generally 30-90 days from the first time you use it to call. Some cards also have a daily maintenance charge, which obviously matters less if you use the card quickly.

How to use a prepaid calling card

Using prepaid calling cards is very easy once you understand how they work. All you need to know is the right access number to dial and a PIN number.

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

  1. Dial the access number
  2. Enter your PIN number
  3. Dial your destination
Most cards have a language-selection option and many other services. A good example of this is that many cards allow you to turn on number recognition, so if you call from home you can get the card to recognise you after the first call so you don't have to enter the PIN again.

MOX Titan

MOX Titan Recharge Options: No
Minute Rounding: 2 min
Expiration: 90 days after first use
Payphone surcharge: 0.10 per minute (variable)
Native Currency: EUR 10.0, 20.0


EuroStar Recharge Options: No
Minute Rounding: 3 min
Expiration: 90 days after initial use
Payphone surcharge: None
Native Currency: EUR 7.61, 15.22, 38.05


Connect Recharge Options: Yes
Minute Rounding: 1 min
Expiration: None
Payphone surcharge: None
Native Currency: EUR 38.05, 15.22, 7.61

Go Bananas

Go Bananas Recharge Options: No
Minute Rounding: 1 min
Expiration: 1 year after initial use
Payphone surcharge: 0.36 Per minute
Native Currency: EUR 25.00, 10.00

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