The advantages of
prepaid phone cards
WHEN YOU’RE ON THE ROAD, the ability to connect with family, co-workers,
clients and friends is more important than ever. Prepaid phone cards are a
smart solution in terms of cost and convenience. Here’s a look.
Making long-distance phone calls on the road can be extremely expensive. Prepaid phone cards can offer domestic long-distance calls for less than
3 cents per minute, while eliminating the need to keep coins in your pocket.
They also offer huge savings on international calls: A 30-minute call from the
United States to Germany could cost nearly $30, while the same call could
cost less than $2 with an international prepaid phone card. (This rate is based
on published AT&T Worldwide Occasional Calling Plan rates as of February 21,
2008.) And using a prepaid phone card at home can be cheaper than typical
This feature allows you to register a number of phone numbers that will
not require a personal identification number (PIN) to be entered when using
the card. When making a callfromany ofthe se registered numbers, the system
automatically bypasses the PIN entry step. You merely dial the access number
and the number you wish to call. This convenient feature is a big timesaver.
You can store a large list of numbers with this feature. Simply assign a
speed-dialcode to the phone number you wish tospeed dial. Then, when you
wish to place a call to that phone number, use the shortcut. This feature is
fast and enables you to safely store numbers in the system, rather than in a
separate phone directory or PDA.
This feature allows you to automatically add time to the prepaid phone
card without going through the recharge process manually or through voice
prompts. This eliminates worry about the balance on the card. By registering
your credit-card information and selecting the amount you wish to add to
your card, the system will be able to add that amount
automatically when you reach a system-specified
low balance amount. A
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Prepaid offers excellent-quality long-distance
phone cards that are innovative, reliable
and affordable. When making domestic
calls, select the 700-minute
card to get the
best rates. If
you are calling
select the inter-
national card to
get the best deal.