Using phone card with cell phone
If I used a phone card to call from Toronto to Vancouver on my cell phone, do I still get charged by Rogers for long distance?
Sep 7th, 2007 2:14 am
Sep 7th, 2007 3:37 am
Sep 7th, 2007 7:47 am
Sep 7th, 2007 9:51 am
Sep 7th, 2007 11:54 am
phone cards are simply a card with a local phone number you dial, and a password/Pin. The local number connects your call, its the same as calling your friend ,your uncle and your aunt bertha.,
Sep 7th, 2007 12:31 pm
Sep 8th, 2007 12:28 pm
I know how they worked. At one time, you couldn't call these numbers from your cellphone. I should know, my parents sell about 50 different brands at their store.
Sep 8th, 2007 12:30 pm
not sure how long ago that was but I have been using phone cards for about 2 years now and it is works fine with my cell (or any phone for that matter).
Sep 8th, 2007 12:38 pm
I used to have a cellphone back in the Rogers Cantel era, yes it was Analogue too. I never remembered calling cards not working. Heck, I even used a calling card on my Analogue cellphone in the states (buffalo) some 15 years ago and remember it working too.
Sep 8th, 2007 12:43 pm
A calling card is different. That's prepaid to be used with a phonebooth. Phone cards at one point didn't work with cellphones. I tried it in the past to get around the cell phone long distance charges (this was about 10 years ago as well).
Sep 8th, 2007 1:17 pm
Buddy, I'm not lying. they WORKED. Perhaps SOME cards did not work? or SOME cellphone carriers did not support certain numerical exchanges (numbers), is more likely your situation, but I've been working in Telecom for close to half my life, I know my sh1t. I used a calling card in buffalo on my Cantel Motorola DPC cellphone roaming on a carrier called Cellular One to call back to canada, (had to pay roaming, but saved the additional LD fees) and it worked, the funny thing, almost all amps subscribers numbers in those days were not showing on caller id back then yet they were still private when they called landlines, but somehow the calling card "passed through" our cell number to the landline network, so at home it showed up too, which was unusual but definately worked bro.hardcoredummy wrote: ↑A calling card is different. That's prepaid to be used with a phonebooth. Phone cards at one point didn't work with cellphones. I tried it in the past to get around the cell phone long distance charges (this was about 10 years ago as well).
Phone cards didn't work with phonebooths back then either.
If i had to take a guess why they work now, is because they're no longer buying time from Bell, but using VOIP technology, so Bell can't put limitations like that. But i know for a FACT that at one point these things did not work for cellphones (so obviously you're lying when you said you used them 15 years ago)