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Old 07-03-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: SC
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I was told flat out by a Verizon Customer service agent that prepaid calling cards cannot be used on the network.

Does anyone know if this is true of Consumer Cellular too. When I ask their agents, I get wishy washy answers.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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I had Consumer Cellular for my son's cell phone for a while. Usually, you pay with a credit card. I did not have auto draft setup - but would just log in and pay with my credit card by a deadline date

I just looked on Google and even on Target's website. I do not see that consumer cellular sells gift cards.
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: SC
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I had Consumer Cellular for my son's cell phone for a while. Usually, you pay with a credit card. I did not have auto draft setup - but would just log in and pay with my credit card by a deadline date

I just looked on Google and even on Target's website. I do not see that consumer cellular sells gift cards.
Thanks, but your reply is appreciated, but has nothing to do with what I asked. I am looking for information regarding "Calling Cards."
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:26 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Thanks, but your reply is appreciated, but has nothing to do with what I asked. I am looking for information regarding "Calling Cards."
If you mean the type of card that covers Long Distance and/or International calls like the ones listed here
https://www.callingcardplus.com/PhoneCards.asp
Then any of them should work over any cellular carrier, since you dial (from any phone) into the card companies network to make a call.

If you mean a card that covers air time on a cell call, then that would be specific to the carrier.

For Int'l calls, I use Cheap International Calls, Internet Fax, VoIP, Call Forwarding, All Pay-As-You-Go in OneSuite
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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Yes, it is not quite clear what ya mean.

SInce we are talking about cell phones - I thought you meant those prepaid cards you see at walmart - that are basically paying for your service at WalMart - and then you call the number on the back of the card and apply it to your account.

Consumer Cellular is a prepaid service. And, since you mentioned them specifically, I thought maybe you were mixing up the word "calling card" with those cards for sale at the store.

As the other poster just said - It SHOULD work with a traditional calling card - as you should be able to get that to work with any phone provider - except possibly something that is VOIP (like Skype).
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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From the standpoint of someone who had worked for a cellular phone carrier for almost 10 years, NEVER use a prepaid calling card for International calls. With prepaid, you will still use regular airtime with that type of card and could still be billed international charges. That type of charge will not be refunded even if you do so in error.

If your carrier offers a discounted calling plan, then use that instead. If your cellular company doesn't sell the international prepaid card directly, there is NO discount for calls.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Yes, it is not quite clear what ya mean.

SInce we are talking about cell phones - I thought you meant those prepaid cards you see at walmart - that are basically paying for your service at WalMart - and then you call the number on the back of the card and apply it to your account.

Consumer Cellular is a prepaid service. And, since you mentioned them specifically, I thought maybe you were mixing up the word "calling card" with those cards for sale at the store.

As the other poster just said - It SHOULD work with a traditional calling card - as you should be able to get that to work with any phone provider - except possibly something that is VOIP (like Skype).
FWIW, my One Suite local and international "calling card" does work on Comcast's Xfinity VOIP service. Have not tried it on Skype.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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From the standpoint of someone who had worked for a cellular phone carrier for almost 10 years, NEVER use a prepaid calling card for International calls. With prepaid, you will still use regular airtime with that type of card and could still be billed international charges. That type of charge will not be refunded even if you do so in error.

If your carrier offers a discounted calling plan, then use that instead. If your cellular company doesn't sell the international prepaid card directly, there is NO discount for calls.
I used to use Onesuite.com for years - and I did it on a landline. But, you basically call into an 800 #, then inter your PIN number and the # you are calling. Something like that SHOULD work fine on Consumer Cellular. I never got hit with any additional charges - and it should be the same on cellular.

But, I agree that there may be some shady companies that could do what you are saying.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Only way to get around the system is to hop on Wi-Fi and use apps.

Or use Skype To Go. You don't need data for that one.
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