Reliable Phone Cards for International Students

January 23rd, 2008

"I have an international student who will be staying with me while they are in the U.S.  What would be the best card for me to purchase?"

While ZapTel offers a number of different phone cards to fit any calling need, there is one in particular that has been created just for International students.    It is called the International Student’s Choice.

Here are the details for this phone card:

Surcharge per Call:  10%

Service Fee:  None

Billing Increments:  1 minute

Payphone Surcharge:  65 cents

Expiration:  Never expires if used once every 180 days

Call Origination Allowed:  All 50 United States and Canada

Multilingual Technical Support:  No

Technical Support:  1-877-532-2737

Phone Card Features

  • Rechargeable
  • Online Call Detail Records
  • PINzap™ pinless dialing
  • Speed Dial
  • Internet Dialing

We’ve particularly designed the International Student’s Choice to fit the needs of International students. Cards are availble in $5 and $10 denominations, and can also be recharged for those amounts as well.  This helps students stay within budgets they may be keeping while visiting the United States.  (Please note that orders of new PINs or recharges under $15 incur a small service fee.)

Mobile phones have become a popular way for International students to make phone calls home as well.  However, International long distance service plans with these phones can be quite expensive.  ZapTel’s phone cards work well with mobile phones and help students stay within those important budgets.  You can use ZapTel’s PINzap™ pinless dialing feature to associate your mobile phone with your PIN so accessing your ZapTel phone card can be very quick and easy.

ZapTel has become a trusted name for the International college student community and among hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the U.S.  Not only do we offer students a great, reliable product, but we also do our best to help students become better educated about phone cards and how to stay connected to their family during their time studying. 

To help the student staying with you better understand their calling options, please take a moment to read through our Phone Call Tips page written especially for International students.

Still need more assistance?  You can always Contact ZapTel directly with your questions.  Our Customer Service staff is knowledgeable about all of our products and will work to help you and your student find the best card for their calling needs. 


Phone Card Coupon for Week of January 21st   

Through January 30th receive a 5% discount on any purchase or recharge of an International Student’s Choice 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 January 30, 2008.

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3 Responses to “Reliable Phone Cards for International Students”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    June 28th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the info. BTW Thanks for the info. BTW I’ve marked it @

  2. Anonymous Says:

    September 12th, 2008 at 5:55 am

    replay Some phone cards will provide very different rates if used from a payphone or cellular phone.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    September 13th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Re: “Some phone cards may provide different rates…” It is true that some carriers impose different rates if used from a payphone instead of a surcharge per call. Most of ZapTel’s phone cards charge the surcharge per call instead so your rate per minute will not depend on the type of phone you’re using.

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