Wednesday, December 9, 1998

To call the USA from Europe, where is it better to get the phone card?

I'm going to be traveling Europe for a month and a half without a cell phone. So, I want to get a phone card to call my family in the USA. Where would I get the best deals on a phone card?
Also, what brands? And where can I find them? (specifically in Madrid, Spain or Rome, Italy)
Thanks for your help!

Answer on To call the USA from Europe, where is it better to get the phone card?

I have received them from my Family as gifts usually the $30 dollar cards. They are MCI International Rechargeable Prepaid Phone Cards.

I have no idea where they purchase them from, there must be a store or several that carry them. You can find out at the following:

www.mci.com

There is one other option and that is the AT&T International card, give them a call and find out their terms. They have been great among the military communities one needs to sign a contract no costs other than phone bill incurred!

I assume you have a cell phone, have you contacted your provider to find out what they have to offer?

I suggest you purchase the cards in the States to avoid the taxes we have to pay here. The sales tax on products with in Euro community is 19% so be prepared for a price shock!