Prepaid International Calling Card - Adventures In Phoning
So I just moved to Caracas Venezuela and of course the second thing my parents thought of, after freaking out about the political situation, was the fact that they would not be able to talk to me every day like they did in the sates when I was at college. Of course the first thing I thought was “come on mom there are really cheap international calling cards”.
So, for anyone that has lived outside of the states or has a friend that lives outside of the states, you know there are really cheap international calling cards. Now they might not actually be cheap per say, but in comparison to what an actual long distance call would cost they are cheaper.
My parents pay around 22 cents a minute when they call me form the states. An international calling card probably costs on average, around 5 cents a minute. This may not seem like a big difference, but trust me when you have a mom that stalks me like my mom does this is a marked difference.
Most calling cards allow you to call internationally because what else would people need them for? Before I came down here I investigated and you can find cheap international calling cards at most local grocery stores and drugstores. There are numerous places that sell calling cards, they are not hard to find; you just have to ask around a little.
Now in reality to call from the states internationally the prices are not that much more expensive than on the calling cards, due to the telephone service we have in the sates. You will mostly need a calling card if you are abroad and trying to call your home country. In this case you will most likely not have a phone plan with cheap long distance and will want a calling card. You can buy these in your home country or once you get to the country to which you are traveling. Either way they are not that hard to find.
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Melissa Wayan Teaches you the tricks behind getting a cheap international calling card. Be sure to read her latest work about prepaid international calling card.