5 Common Phone Card Problems & Solutions

Listed below are the 5 most common Phone Card problems and some tips to help you avoid them!

1. I didn’t speak to the person I was calling – but my phone card minutes have gone down!

- When a phone call lasts for more than thirty seconds, the calling card may automatically assume that the call has been connected and will charge for the minimum time period as set by the calling card’s rounding details. This could happen whether or not the phone call has actually connected, as the phone card is not able to recognize when a customer begins speaking. To prevent your card from deducting minutes – hang up your call before 30 seconds have passed. Do not allow the phone to ring for more than twenty-five seconds or to connect to a voice mailbox or answering machine. If you are unable to reach the person you are calling you may attempt to call as many times as you would like without being charged as long as you hang up before 30 seconds have passed.

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A Brief History of Prepaid Phone Cards

Read more about the history of the telephone card below!

1876 – The telephone is invented by Alexander Graham Bell in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.

1927 – AT&T allows individuals to make a three minute phone call from the United States to London at a cost of $75 dollars. Local phone calls can be made at a rate of $6 per minute.

1975 – SIDA, an Italian vending machine manufacturer invents the first phone card as a solution to a widespread coin shortage throughout Italy. Cards were enabled with a magnetic strip and were inserted into public payphone readers that deducted minutes.

1984 – Computer chips replace the magnetic strip on phone cards and increase their effectiveness by making cards difficult to replicate illegally.

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Ten Tips for Success in Business

Howard Jonas is a leader in the telecommunications industry and the founder of IDT Corp. – The following is a list of quotations on successful business strategies and ideologies from his autobiography On a Roll.

From hot dog stand owner to internet superpower – Howard Jonas has truly realized the “American Dream” and continues to be a leader and innovator in the Telecommunications industry. Listed below are ten quotes from autobiography about leadership, business ethics and success.

  1. If you have an idea, don’t over-prepare, just go for it.
  2. In business if you don’t innovate, you’re dead.
  3. Include as many people as possible in the company’s decision-making process and listen to what everyone who advises you has to say.
  4. Employees put much more of their heart, soul and creativity into a company when they’re given a lot of independence and know their contributions are valued.
  5. Test before you spend.

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Prepaid cell phones

Did you know that approximately 15-25% of US cell phone users are using prepaid cell phones?

Prepaid cell phones are an excellent communication solution for anyone looking to make domestic calls within the United States and are perfect for:

  • Parents who’d like to give their teenagers access to cellular communication without having to worry about huge overage fees.
  • Temporary residents who will be staying in the US for a short time and would like to have a reliable phone number.
  • Individuals with bad credit or low credit ratings who wants to own a cell phone.
  • Anyone looking to purchase a cell phone without committing to a lengthy contract.

Prepaid cell phone refill cards purchased from ComFi cost less than cards purchased in stores and can help you save when using pay-as-you-go phones!  Receive automatic discounts on purchases and top up your phone instantly after receiving the PIN and instructions via email!

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Phone card trick

Stop wasting time searching for the best USA prepaid phone cards with our handy “calling card mind-reader” application!

Stare at the vortex above and think about the calling card you’d like to use for domestic USA phone calls. Then, click below to view the card selected for you!

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Easter Savings!

Mozart Calling Card & Lucky Minutes  Phone Card

Now on Sale!

           

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Save 10% on any purchase of $20 or more!

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Spring break in Mexico? Don't forget to call home!

To many, the seasonal transition to Spring signifies longer day light hours, warmer conditions and light rains – to some it means only one thing, Spring break!

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