Nov. 5th Tip - Phone Cards with Local Access Numbers

November 5th, 2007

"When is it best to buy a card with local access numbers?"

Why use a local access number? To save money.

It costs us more to connect you to your phone card when you call the toll free 800 number. So if you call using one of the local access numbers, we pass the savings along to you.


Choose to use one of the local access numbers when:

  1. The local access number list contains a number in your local area so it is a free call to you
  2. You are using a phone with free domestic calls, such as an unlimited calling plan on your mobile or VoIP service

If there is not a local number available near you, then just use your phone card with the provided toll free number. Just remember there are two sets of rates; using the toll free number costs 1 cent to 1.5 cents more per minute. The rates are great in either case!

Please Note:  If you use a local access number that is not considered to be local by your phone provider, you may incur per minute charges on your phone bill.  ZapTel is not responsible for these charges when using a local access number.


ZapTel Phone Cards with Local Access Numbers


Calling Card Coupon for Week of November 5th

Through November 10th, receive a 5% discount on any purchase or recharge of a True North phone card from ZapTel. Use the following code to receive the discount:


Enter the coupon code on the Review Your Order page, and be sure to click the "Add Coupon Code" button on the page to apply the discount. Offer expires at Midnight Central Time on November 10, 2007.

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8 Responses to “Nov. 5th Tip - Phone Cards with Local Access Numbers”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    February 20th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    reply You can call anywhere with this cards? I really wanna know. Thanks

  2. Anonymous Says:

    February 20th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Re: Using Phone Cards from Outside the USA

    ZapTel carries many phone cards that can be used from outside of the U.S. as well as inside the U.S.  The best thing to do is a rate search for where you will be calling from and to in order to find the best card to suit your calling needs.

    All the phone cards ZapTel carries can be used to call from the U.S., although depending on your calling destinations, the rate will be different.  Make sure when you do your rate search that you look at both the landline and mobile rates for your calling destination, and click on the name of the card to review any additional fees that may apply to the card.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    November 22nd, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I really would like to know I really would like to know which card is the best for traveling in Europe.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    November 23rd, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Re: I really would like to know

    There are two cards that customers tell us that they like to use most from Europe: Absolute World and True North

    Both cards have a flat rate per minute.  The Absolute World card is not rechargeable so if you need more time with this card later, you will have to purchase a second PIN.  The True North is rechargeable online from anywhere in the world.  

    Please make sure to read our Travel Card FAQ’s for more information before purchasing a phone card.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    January 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    What card can I use in What card can I use in Australia?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    January 22nd, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    RE: Phone Cards to Call from Australia The card I would recommend for use from Australia to the USA is the True North card at a rate of 10.8 cents per minute. You can recharge the True North phone card as needed when your balance runs low.

    Good luck and enjoy Australia! I hear that it is a great place to visit.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    February 4th, 2009 at 4:12 am

    i would like to know which i would like to know which card is the best for traveling in Russia.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    February 4th, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Re: Phone cards to use from Russia I would recommend the Absolute World phone card. It has a low rate per minute for Russia to the US and no extra fees.

    The one down side to this particular card is that it is not rechargeable. If you’re looking for one with recharge, the Global Line would be the next best one. This one, too, has a great rate per minute but other fees apply.

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