Archive for April, 2008

How phone cards charge when used from pay phones

April 28th, 2008

Why is there a surcharge when I use my phone card from a pay phone?

When you use any phone card from a U.S. payphone, a surcharge is deducted from the balance of the phone card. This is a requirement of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC requires phone card providers to pay a per call fee to the pay phone carriers for their equipment to be used to place a phone call. This fee is passed on to the customer to pay which is why it is deducted from the balance of your phone card when you use it from a pay phone.


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Don’t forget your phone card when you travel around the world

April 21st, 2008

Why should I buy a phone card to have while I travel?

Phone cards are a great way to keep in touch while you travel internationally. I’ve talked before about what to know when purchasing a phone card for traveling, but why should you choose a phone card over a cell phone rental or another way of communicating while traveling abroad?


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Phone cards to refill your prepaid cell phone

April 14th, 2008

Can I use a ZapTel phone card to fill minutes into my prepaid cell phone?

ZapTel carries 4 different prepaid cell phone carrier refill cards:


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EZlink brand mobile phone refill update

April 11th, 2008

ZapTel has discontinued sales of EZlink prepaid refill plans as of June 27th, 2008 


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How to send an international fax with your phone card

April 7th, 2008

Can I use my phone card to send an international fax?

I wish I could give you a better answer to this question, but I can honestly only say maybe. We’ve had customers who have been able to send faxes with their phone cards (including our CEO) and other times we’ve had customers who have had trouble doing this (including our CEO!). So it’s very hit or miss depending on the type of machine you are using to send the fax along with the type of machine that will be receiving the fax.


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