Help with phone card, leaving soon

Apr 24th, 2007, 10:30 AM
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Help with phone card, leaving soon

We're leaving for a 2 week trip to Germany and Austria this Saturday April 28. I need to know if for some reason we need to use a public phone can you buy phone cards at any store or gas station,I just thought of this and now I'm concerned.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:34 AM
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yes - you might want to pick one up at the airport in case you need one right away. But if you wait - you can buy them all over . . . .
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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sometimes they are in tobacco stores - usually there is a sign in their window indicating they carry them, but not always
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:49 AM
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About phone cards, I take an MCI one I bought at Costco (700 minutes for $16 -- $4 off regular price). I love it. You don't get 700 international minutes, of course, but you do get quite a few. I never hesitate to call home when I want to.

Are the ones you buy overseas cheaper, easier to use? Is there something I'm missing about them? (I'm talking about calling the US from Europe, not calling within a European country.) Just curious.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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>tobacco stores
Not so much in Germany. There are vending machines selling them at train and underground stations and many many phone shops in the centre of most cities and towns. "Bananas" is the most well known card for long distance. Cards for payphones from T-Com are also available there. You'll need a T-Com card to use the payphones
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Apr 24th, 2007, 10:54 AM
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I just returned from Switzerland and the payphones I used took a particular kind of card - "Swiss.com" - the phone company there.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 12:09 PM
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I only need the card in case we get lost and can't find one of our many hotels, so, looks like I shouldn't have to worry because if that happens I can find a store and buy a T-Com Card, is that what you're all saying.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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> I can find a store and buy a T-Com Card, is that what you're all saying.
Yes, even if the local call costs 20ct, the card has a chip and works in most payphones. Most likely you will buy the card from a vending machine at a train station. Even small stations have them, and of course there are a zillion other possibilities to buy one.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 01:56 PM
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Thank you all for your help, now I can relax.
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