It is almost día de la madre! We all love being able to call our mami, but what do you do when you don’t have a way to call long distance or even internationally? You buy a calling card of course! There are so many brands and types of calling cards, which are good? Are you going to get ripped off? No one wants to throw away money on a card that isn’t going to be what you need. Crooks will use your eagerness to connect with friends and family to take advantage of you and sell you something that doesn’t work. It isn’t right. We have to educate ourselves and know what to look out for so we do not become a victim to these thieves.
Buying calling cards is very common among the Latino community. We have family all over the place…you know you have a HUGE family! Many family members may be in other countries. It is expensive to keep up with everyone, so calling cards are an easy way to stay within your budget and not lose track of how much you are spending on talking with them.
I have had many of my friends and family buy calling cards that ended up with hidden fees that took a lot of the money they just spent or the cards didn’t work at all. When the cards didn’t work and they tried to call the customer service number, most of the time they were out of service or there was no answer. It is really sad to see their money go to waste because they didn’t check the card better before making the purchase.
Ensure when you purchase a card, you pay attention to how many minutes/hours you are receiving for the price. Some will give you several hours for $5 and another may give you 10 minutes for $5. It is very important to closely look at which card you pick up.
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Disclosure: This post was written as a part of a campaign with LATISM to help Latinos shop wisely for prepaid cards. All thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% mine.