Why Phone Cards?
Phone cards are a very cost effective way of making cheap international phone calls from Australia overseas. They are particularly useful if you have a mobile phone that has free minutes included in the rental as the free minutes can be used to make the access call ! Rates can be as low as 0.1c/minute.
Phone cards can be used to call from Australia to nearly 200 countries around the world. They can be used in many situations - perhaps you’re going abroad for a while and want a cheap and convenient way to keep in touch with home; perhaps you have friends or relatives who live abroad; phone cards can even be used just to make cheap STD calls in Australia. Give one to your children so they have no excuse to always call home.
To use a phone card all you need to do is phone the access number of the card, enter the PIN number of your phone card and then enter your destination number. Most major cities have a local access number. Some cards like MyLand have a 1300 number with no surcharge so it is great for rural Australia. Your international call is then charged against your pre-paid phone card credit.
Depending on what phone you want to use to make your calls will determine the type of access number that is best to use. For instance, if you have free minutes on your mobile phone for calls to landlines then a local access number would be a great way of using your free minutes to make cheap international calls.
Phone cards are available in several denominations - some are suitable for short calls, some are more suited to longer duration calls; some are best for 1300 access numbers, others for local numbers. With so many options available it is important to choose a card that fits your particular requirements.
Ephonecards makes this whole process extremely easy and quick. Once you have selected your card your PIN will be emailed to you securely online. This way you so you won’t have to wait for delivery of the card itself - this is a very convenient way to buy phone cards any time of day.