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Beware hidden costs of calling cards


Buying prepaid long-distance calling cards is a way to save money on international phone calls. However customer needs to be aware of extra charges that add to the cost.

Last December, the Federal Competition Bureau said it was receiving many complaints about hidden fees, as well as higher rates and fewer minutes than advertised. The Competition Bureau has undertaken an initiative to ensure that consumers receive proper disclosure of any terms and conditions that affect the value and use of prepaid long distance telephone calling cards.

When deciding which type of prepaid calling card to purchase, consumers should be wary of “too good to be true” claims such as “the lowest rates” or “one cent per minute” as there may be hidden extra charges.

One way to protect yourself is to deal with a reputable phone cards providers and purchase calling cards with no hidden fees. Check out CiCi calling card ( CiCi has one of the most completive rates in the industry with no connection fees or other hidden charges. You may found CiCi in many retail outlets ranging from convenience
stores (Mac’s and 7-Eleven) to gas stations (Shell and Petro Canada). Another card with good service and no hidden fees is First Choice calling card (

You may purchase CiCi and First Choice calling cards online and receive your PIN number and calling instruction by email. You may find these and many other calling cards at Ontario Phone Cards ( This web site provides comprehensive information about different types of phone cards, accurate information on charges, reviews and recommendations.


 Cici calling card
 Cici phone card
 First Choice calling card
 First Choice phone card

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