How to choose the best phone card

October 15th, 2014

“Which phone card should I buy?”

This question gets asked by customers more often than any other.  The answer really depends on your overall calling need. There isn’t a “one size fits all” solution for the best phone card for you so knowing things like where you’re calling to, how long and how often you plan to talk will help you choose the best calling card.

Here are some questions you should answer before you start your phone card search:

  1. What country do you need to call?
  2. What type of phone will you be calling to? (i.e. landline or mobile phone)
  3. How long do you plan to talk on each call? (more or less than about 20-30 minutes)
  4. How often do you plan to call? (number of times per week)

A phone card with additional fees may be best if you plan to talk 20-30+ minutes per call, 2-3 times or more per week.

Do phone card math before you buyCards that are flat-rate with no additional fees are best if you plan to talk less than 20-30 minutes per call and/or you use your card just once per week, or if you make frequent, short phone calls.

Make sure that you double check the rate per minute if you plan on calling to an international mobile phone.  The rate per minute to an international mobile phone is much higher than the landline rate in most cases.

No matter which phone card you choose, make sure you know how to do phone card math.  If you’re new to using phone cards and can’t decide between two different cards, try a low denomination of both and see how the math plays out.  Go with the card that saves you the most money.

Phone Card Coupon starting October 15, 2014

Through October 23rd, receive $1.00 off of your purchase of a new PIN or recharge 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 October 23, 2014.

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