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Old 05-18-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Hi,
I'm in Santa Cruz CA (in case that matters) and i need a good phone card.
I had one this winter in Idaho and it started out with 5 hours of calls.
I think i may have gotten less than an hour and then it ran out.
I was not using it with a pay phone btw.
There was no customer service to contact either.
I've had this experience with them before in the past.
Anyone know of an honest and economical phone card co.?
THanks.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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i didn't know people still uses phonecards, its nearly nonexistence http://www.picturehoster.org/storage/461.jpg (broken link) where are you calling to?
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Since you have a computer, why not just use Skype?
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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I always carry a wal-mart purchased AT&T phone card in my wallet to use when out of town> Much cheaper than thier regular phone cards. Paid like 8 dollars for 120 minutes as I recall.It can be recharged at any wal-mart which are everwhere thse days.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:27 AM
 
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Be careful in choosing phone cards. Just last month 2 prepaid calling card companies (STi prepaid and Total Call) was in the news for bad practice like ridiculous hidden charges and recharging practive. Better ask around and search forums first for feedbacks. I personally Onesuite prepaid long distance service. They got phone cards, voip and fax to email services. I primarily use it for VoIP calls but sometimes I find myself using the calling card if there's no internet access. Rates are pretty good for both within the country and overseas calls.

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Old 06-09-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I carry a Sprint cell and have a Tracfone as a backup. If I'm going out of town, I usually carry a WiFi SIP phone to connect to my home PBX, just in case... And if all else fails (which brings me to the topic), I have a calling card system setup on the home PBX, so I can call into a toll-free number from anywhere and make calls.

I like redundancy.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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Stay away from the cards at supermarket checkout stands, quick stops, and such. Go somewhere like Sams or Cosco's. You should be able to find cards for 3 cents a minute or less. get one that is rechargable
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Stay away from the cards at supermarket checkout stands, quick stops, and such. Go somewhere like Sams or Cosco's. You should be able to find cards for 3 cents a minute or less. get one that is rechargable
Yup those over the counter calling cards got some hidden fees with no customer support. I suggest look online and pay with your credit card so you can at least file a charge back if you get a really bad service.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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My family has always used the 700 minute MCI cards they sell at Costco and have always been very happy. None of us have had problems with service or hidden fees or anything like that. And the price is extremely competitive.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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I have an STI card and, in my opinion, it sucks! Most of the time I can't even get the call through and if I do, it often disconnects my call in the middle of a conversation. I'd stay away from all the cards this company sells. Oh, and if you call and complain, they just give you more minutes that don't work!
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