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calling cards from foreign countries TO US

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  1. karen
    Member

    Is there an online site where I can purchase phone cards for my daughter who is traveling to call me in the US from various countries including Namibia, South Africa, India and others? She doesn't have internet access and it would help her to make the calls if she has the access codes and PINs in hand when she locates a phone. I find lots of site that offer cards to call from the US but am not finding any to call back to the US from the other countries.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master

    Hi Karen,

    Not many services work from the countries you mentioned. One that should work from most countries is SpeedyPIN. They provide local access numbers for most countries. Here's a link: http://www.speedypin.com

    Other service that works from most countries is called callback. For this service you would however need to register international phone numbers you call from prior to placing the calls.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. karen
    Member

    Thank you! That is helpful. On the speedypin website I am seeing a Globetrotter calling card that looks really cheap. (Almost too cheap to be for real). Do you know anything about that one? Or would I be safer going with something tried and true like AT&T even though it is much more expensive.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. admin
    Key Master

    You must read all the info and even better call SpeedyPIN to inquire about how exactly you will place calls and how much you would pay. For example, the Globetrotter card displays a 1.5 cents/min rate from India, but if you click on the International Access Codes link you will find a 30 cents/min rate for India local or toll free access. This is the reason why the other card listed (MCI) has a much higher rate (this one includes local access).

    To answer your question, yes these services work but, as I said you must know all the details before bying the card. Rates charged by the big names in the telecom industry are usually much higher.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. karen
    Member

    Thank you very much! You have been very helpful.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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