How To Choose Your Phone Card
When you choose a phone card, there are a few things to take into consideration. First of all, make sure to choose a calling card for the specific destination that you want to call - by picking the right "Calling To" country, when completing the Phone Cards Search box. Also, if you are interested in calling to multiple international destinations, make sure to check the rates to all your destinations.
After you do this, you will have a large variety of phone cards to choose form: they differ mainly in rates, rounding times, and for having a maintenance fee or not. Here's a simple set of criteria to choose the phone card that will best meet your calling needs:
- If you make long, frequent phone calls: youre better off choosing a card with a higher rounding time. Usually, these cards will charge a low maintenance fee, but rates per minute are lower. And if youre using the phone card to make long calls - like call a few times a week, and talk for over 30-40 minutes, these cards will give you a very low price overall.
- If you make shorter, less frequent calls: youll get an overall better deal getting the a phone card with a lower rounding (1 second, 1 minute, etc). Rates differ from the phone cards with a higher rounding; this is still the best option for shorter phone calls, as you get billed by the minute or second. Ideal for people making calls daily, that last between a few seconds and 10-12 minutes, once in a while.
- If you are a student abroad: consider getting the Call Home College phone card. Designed with the student in mind, this card gives you affordable rates. It's the perfect way of keeping in touch with friends and family back home. Our Call Home College phone cards has a 1-minute rounding and low rates to destinations like: Canada, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom, and many more.
- If you have a loved one in the army abroad: keep in touch with them using the special Army and You phone card. Its a great way of calling them, as this is a 3-minutes rounding card. This way, its a great phone card for both longer and shorter calls. Army and You gives you low rates to destinations like: Afghanistan, Germany, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Italy, and others.
On top of this, if you use Local Access Numbers instead of Toll-Free Access Numbers, you will get up to 120% more minutes on your phone card. For more details, please check the
Access Numbers webpage