Prepaid Phone Cards Glossary
Access number – 10 or 11 digits number you dial to use prepaid phone cards. This number is usually a Toll Free number beginning with 1-800, 866, 877 or 888. Some prepaid phone cards also have Local Access numbers that are local for particular territories and areas.
Connection Fee – This fee applies to phone card's balance every time when the connection is established. The charge varies depending on country a person is calling to. Connection fee reduces the advertised number of minutes on the phone card. Our phone cards don't have a connection fee!
CSC code – Credit/Debit card security code (CSC) is the last 3 digits printed on the back of the Credit/Debit card, typically in the signature field after your account number.
Destination number – The number You want to call. For international phone calls it begins with "011" then country code and the number ; for domestic calls it begins with "1" then area code and the number.
FCC Tax – It may be deducted from phone card balance for each phone call made. It varies from 0% to 15%. For example, if the rate is 5 c/min and the tax is 10%, phone card’s balance will be reduced for $1.10 for 20 minutes phone call.
Local Access number - This is a local telephone number for particular areas. This number is used as an access number for certain prepaid phone cards. Local Access Numbers are used to reduce costs and provide better rates for customers.
Maintenance Fee - This fee is deducted from phone card balance if there is still enough balance. It is not charged on your credit card. Phone card provider starts charging a maintenance fee within 24 hours after the first phone call is finished, it is usually deducted by midnight according to the Eastern Standard time. It value varies, on our website it’s not higher than 69 cents. The maintenance fee can be applied every month, every two weeks, or every week. Most phone cards on our website don’t have maintenance fee.
PayPhone - A public (or private) telephone that accepts coins or encoded credit cards, can be located outdoors and indoors. Our Phone Cards can be used from any public payphone in the Continental USA.
Pay-Phone Surcharge - This surcharge applies to phone card balance for each call made from a payphone.
Permanent PIN Each time when You add money to a card you refill the same PIN number. Only refillable phone cards have permanent PIN number.
PIN Free Access - When You buy a Refillable phone card, you register your phone number with us. When You dial from registered phone, after entering the Access number the telecom switches automatically, recognizing your number, and You don’t have to enter a hard-to-remember PIN.
PIN - phone card's Personal Identification Number.
Refillable phone card – Rechargeable phone card that offer the following additional opportunities: refill opportunity, PIN-Free access, Permanent PIN, unlimited expiration period, balance transfer option.
Rounding/Increment - This is the basic unit for phone call duration calculation. The normal minute rounding for prepaid phone cards is one minute. Some phone cards have two(2)and three(3)minutes rounding.
Toll Free Access number – 11 digits telephone number beginning with 1-800, 866, 877 or 888 you need to dial to use prepaid phone cards.
Validity period – Phone card’s expiration period, which starts after the first phone call was made. On our website We offer cards with limited and unlimited expiration period (at least one refill in 6 month required for unlimited cards).