American travelers used to buy cheap phone cards to call their homes and offices through land line, mobile phone and internet connected PC, handheld gadgets and Smartphones through the internet. Many of them have their iPhone with them when they are traveling overseas and turn on their roaming facility to communicate with their home and office from the country they are staying.
Many critics say this is a money consuming process as the device will communicate very 5 minutes to check whether there are any emails or updates through the roaming data plan. this is an expensive practice.
While using the phone cards through the telephone booths allows you to be charged only once when you buy such a card in any part of the USA. Once it has drained all its value you can throw it away or can reload it for to make more calls in the future. These cards can be bought online through web sites as virtual calling cards or from the nearest phone card kiosk as a plastic coated card..
They can be ordered for US$ 10, 20 and 50 ranges. Some of them will start to count the expiry date, once you had started to dial through it, till the expiry date it will stay as a usable one, if it has money in the account. This card will remain valid for long time if you didn’t make any call. While phone cards won’t expire as you can keep it with you till you finish with the available money in the card.
Popular phone card sellers in USA are AT&T, Walmart, eBay and Verizon where you can buy their cards online.
Sri Lanka companies offer rechargeable phone cards through their retailers. Also you can buy these rechargeable cards at low price by paying with your credit card through the internet websites. If you used to call regularly, then try to use different cards from service providers that are designed to offer different minutes and keep record of their performance in a place to compare them. This will help you to find out the cheaper priced one for to get more value for your money. You can ask your friends too about the service which they are using to call their homes economically.
These cards are available in Dollar/Euro amounts to buy or by number of minutes which they say you can talk.
While you are traveling using these kinds of packages are the best as you had paid for it in advance as prepaid phonecard, so there will be no more bills waiting you.
These cards are very popular among business people, students and tourists. People who used to ring frequently overseas and those who haven’t selected a
long-distance service plan prefer these types of services.
Does this pre-paid phone cards will give benefit for the users?
Yes, they allow you not to carry coins with you as they are already paid.
You don’t need to own a phone to make dialing. You can just dial from any public phone with this card.
They are cheaper when compared to the collect call or IDD.
If you had lost the pre-paid card you will loose only the remaining money value.
The pre paid card doesn’t charge for the first minute when you start to use it.
There are chances for you to listening cross talks when you make calls.
Your voice may echo back to you in hot climate season.
Due to the computer malfunction your voice can’t be heard on the other side or you can’t hear voice from the other side.
So it may work from only one side. In this condition stop the conversation and redial the desired IDD number.
In Sri Lanka
SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom) Offers. Globelink Gold call card
Passport Prepaid Card
Validity Period (It will start from the time you make your first call. Till then it will not be activated.)
100.00 – 01 Month
200.00 – 02 Month
500.00 – 04 Month
1,000.00 – 06 Month
Dialog telecom Offers Dialog Global Calling Card
Validity 90 days after the first usage.
Rs. – 250/-
Rs. – 500/-
Rs. – 1000/-
Rs. – 3000/-
Popular phone card sellers in Sri Lanka are as follows.