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Long distance calling cards provide ethnic groups with options


Everyone around the world is talking about the war in Lebanon. For Israeli and Lebanese immigrants in the United States and Canada, keeping in touch with their families through long distance phone calls is essential for peace of mind. Iraq and Afghanistan are other examples of unstable areas that can cause worry for immigrants living in North America. Such stress, for most people, is unimaginable.

Placing long distance telephone calls to war-torn areas in order to speak with loved ones can be an exercise in frustration that can compound stress. In many cases, multiple phone call attempts must be made per contact and many times it is only possible to connect with neighboring areas.

Phone Card Depot ( ) recommends No Fee calling cards, which are very flexible. No Fee cards ensure that immediate disconnections, due to overworked and damaged phone systems, do not deplete the entire value of the prepaid card in only a few attempts. Editors’ Choice Bita phone cards allow Americans the opportunity to place long distance calls to Israel for 3.9c/min, Lebanon for 16.6c/min, Iraq for 10.9c/min (Baghdad for 6.9c/min), Iran for 12c/min and Afghanistan for 38.5c/min.

Canadians can use Editors’ Choice CiCi phone cards and call Israel for 4.5c/min, Lebanon for 19.6c/min, Iraq for 12.8c/min (Baghdad for 8.3c/min), Iran for 16.7c/min and Afghanistan for 45.45c/min. Both of these long distance calling cards are created by the reputable Group of Gold Line telecommunications company, also known as Goldline. The Bita and CiCi prepaid phone cards are considered ‘clean’ cards because they are not marred by connection and maintenance fees.

While businesses can use calling cards to reduce long distance expenses, callers trying to connect with family and friends stand to benefit the most. An expensive long distance phone bill that could potentially cause havoc to a monthly budget can be controlled using a $5, $10 or $20 prepaid calling card.

Unfortunately, not everyone is utilizing the power of phone cards for good. As reported by, thieves have been terrorizing South Florida stores for their prepaid long distance phone cards. Anna Sperduti, retailer of prepaid calling cards and burglary victim said, “I don’t deserve this…I work 16-hour days. We all have to work to make a living.”

Phone Card Depot’s online environment provides the same brand name prepaid long distance phone cards that one would find from local variety stores, via e-mail. This safe shopping experience was obtained during professional site creation and then later with implementation of the highest security measures, including SSL encryption.

Potential suppliers are rigorously screened before any long distance calling cards are added to ‘the depot’. While many online phone card retailers issue disclaimers stating, “connection fees and maintenance fees may be applicable”, Phone Card Depot’s full discloser policy takes customer service to the next level. With co-operation from its suppliers, all fees are investigated and displayed in the “Details” section of each card. This policy serves to reveal fees to all visitors, eliminating the term “hidden fees” often associated with dealers. After all, a happy customer is a repeat customer.

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