What Are Calling Cards Used For?

What are calling cards?

Calling cards are a prepaid method of making a long distance (domestic or international) call.

In using a calling card you save money on your long distance phone bill.

There are no monthly bills, no detailed statements, and no hassles.

What were calling cards used for?

Calling cards soon became essential social accessories for the fashionable and wealthy, and served both as utilitarian objects and status symbols. Leaving one’s calling card at a friend’s home was a way to express appreciation for a recent dinner party, offer condolences for an illness, or simply to say hello.

How does a calling card work?

After purchasing a card, you use it by calling an access number, which can be either a local telephone number or a toll-free number. You will then be prompted to provide your personal identification number, usually listed on the card you purchased, and the telephone number you wish to call.

What is the difference between a calling card and a business card?

The differences between a calling card and a business card don’t lie in the process or materials, but more in the philosophy behind them. A business card is meant to represent a business. A calling card is more of a personal token of an interaction rather than a front for a business interest.

Can calling cards be traced?

Yes, customer services can collect call history records for some phone cards. A calling card user has access to these records. Can I trace an incoming phone card call? Whether a phone call is made with a calling card or without it can be traced by the same well known ordinary methods.