Where Can I Buy an International Phone Card?

by Mel Frank

International phone calls can be costly when using your home phone or cellular phone service. Instead, many people opt to purchase a prepaid international phone card, which typically comes with a certain amount of minutes in exchange for the price of the phone card. International phone cards are quite common and can be found in a variety of locations.


Superstores like Wal-Mart and Target sell international phone cards in the electronics area of their stores. Visit the cellular-phone-service kiosk and check the prepaid-phone-card shelf, or ask a store associate for assistance. Prepaid international phone cards can also be purchased on Wal-Mart's website, Walmart.com. (See References.) The website offers four types of international phone cards, and shows in-store and online availability. If results show that your local store does not carry the phone card, Wal-Mart offers a "site to store" option, allowing you to have the item shipped directly to your local store location.

Electronics Stores

Electronics stores like Best Buy also carry international phone cards. Check the cellular-phone-service area of the store; these cards will be located with prepaid phone cards. International phone cards can also be purchased at BestBuy.com. The website offers two international prepaid options, as well as an international sim card, allowing you to talk to other cell-phone customers in over 130 countries (no contract required).

Online Retailers

There are also a number of online retailers that sell international phone cards. Websites like PennyTalk.com sell global calling cards, with rates as low as $.02 per minute. These cards work with both cellular phones and home phones; they also work when you're overseas and calling another country. NobelCom.com is another international-phone-card retailer, allowing you to purchase prepaid calling cards and get a $5 credit and a free 15-minute trial for new customers, to test the quality of its service.

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.