Archive for January, 2011

Using Phone Cards for Interstate vs. Intrastate Calling

January 30th, 2011

“Why does it cost more to make intrastate calls than interstate calls with some phone cards?”

In 2007, the FCC mandated that phone card providers pay local phone service providers when their phone cards are used to make intrastate calls.  Because of this, phone cards may charge you more per minute to place calls within your state than outside of your state.

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Difference Between Local and Toll Free Access Numbers

January 23rd, 2011

“What is the difference between local and toll free access numbers?”

A toll free access number is one that you can dial that does not charge your phone for calling it and the phone card provider pays for the number.  A local access number is not toll free and may charge you a fee on your phone bill for calling it unless you have an unlimited local or national calling plan with your phone provider.  Depending on your phone plan, one type of access number may be better than another.

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Buying Bulk Phone Cards from ZapTel

January 16th, 2011

“Does ZapTel sell phone cards in bulk quantities?”

ZapTel does sell phone cards in bulk for customers who have specific business needs.  Volume discounts are available for minimum orders.

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Using Global Phone Cards from Different Phones

January 9th, 2011

“Can I use my global phone card from any phone while traveling?”

It’s important to know what kind of phone you’ll be calling from when you make your calls while traveling internationally.  Some phones will work better with phone cards outside the USA than others.

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Phone Cards with Online Call Detail Records

January 5th, 2011

“What phone cards does ZapTel carry with online call detail records?”

Many customers like to have a phone card that keeps track of their calls for them.  ZapTel carriers a variety of phone cards that have online call detail records so you can view your call records online.

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