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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 7/17/2017 9:00:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/17/2017 9:25:39 PM EST by ARS24-7]
My son is on a carrier in the Pacific and I wish to buy him some phone time to call home. What cards do you guys recommend? I'd like to just purchase the card and email him the info on it. The wife and I have never had to deal with phone cards and have no idea where to begin.
Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 7/19/2017 11:26:33 AM EST
When I was deployed, not ship board, I used an ATT long distance card. I could refill it for 100+ minutes using my CC/Debit. I used it for years well after the card broke apart as I memorized the 800# and pin. I think I originally bought it at Sam's or Walmart. We could call DSN to local installation, nearest the person I wanted to call, ask for an outside line or moral call operator then dial the 800# .I always used USAF bases to call through as they were always the most forgiving as far as time limits. The Navy would probably be similar, the Army posts tended to be short call times as you would simply disconnect after a period of time say 15-20 minutes.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 3:18:58 AM EST
Does anyone even pay for phone cards any more? Everyone I know uses FaceTime or instant messenger to chat.... don't big ass boats have wifi?
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