Study Abroad Student's Choice Rechargeable Phone Calling Card

Study Abroad Student's Choice

Call from over 100 countries back home to USA while studying or working abroad. Great rates calling from the USA, too.

USA - 48 States to Iraq

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Phone Card Features:

Rechargeable Call Details PINzap™ pinless dialing

Important Usage Details:

Surcharge per call: What is a surcharge?

Service Fee: What is a service fee?

Billing Increments:
6 seconds

Payphone Surcharge:
$0.99 includes FCC mandated charge for USA payphones
OUTSIDE USA - certain payphone operators may impose surcharges which will significantly reduce available minutes

Never expires if used at least once every 10 months

Call Origination Allowed:
USA and 100 other countries

Multilingual Technical Support:

Technical Support:
1-888-662-3506 (From Canada 1-800-807-5404, others 760 748 4127 billed to card / 1-888-662-3506

About the Study Abroad Student's Choice Phone Card

The phone card designed for study abroad students and educators - also available in bulk quantities for university study abroad programs

Includes country-specific access number for all Top 12 Study Abroad destinations:
United Kingdom
Costa Rica
plus 90 more (see all countries)

Student friendly features
  • The only ZapTel card available in $5 denomination ($1 service fee added to single $5 pin orders)
  • Same PIN works for calls to USA or from USA so parents can call you too if you can be reached by telephone
  • One click printing of your phone card with just the information you need to take with you. Check out Print-n-Go.
  • Straight rate billing - If you talk for 5 minutes you pay for 5 minutes -- no extra fees of any kind added by the carrier. (Note that some countries may add their own fees - we try to note these for you on the access number list)
  • Online account management - just sign in from anywhere in the world to see current pin balance, check access numbers or dialing instructions, or to top off your card. Or get your parents to do it for you!
  • Study Abroad University Coordinators - order printed physical cards for your study abroad program in quantities of 25 or more, email students[at] for more information.
  • From hotels - Hotels are not obliged to recognize International Toll Free numbers or Local Access numbers associated with the phone card as free and may charge you for the call. Please check with the hotel reception.

  • From payphones - In some countries you may require a coin deposit or use of a local phone card to call toll-free numbers.

  • LOCAL ACCESS - if the customer chooses a local number to access the phone card, it is the customer's responsibility to make sure that the local number is recognized by their service provider as a local call at no additional cost to their phone service. If their service provider does not consider it a local number then the customer is liable for any fees that their phone service charges. Also note if the customer chooses a local number to access the phone card, it is the customer's responsibility to make sure that their hotel does not charge an additional fee to their room for usage.ZapTel is not liable for the charges.

  • International Local access numbers are expressed in national dialing pattern. The numbers in parenthesis are the access number's city codes. Depending on your phone system, you may not need to dial the city code when dialing the access number.

  • Rates for calls originating from abroad may vary due to phone equipment used (i.e., land line, mobile, or pay phone). Typically calling from a land line is the more economical rate per minute.

  • From mobile phones - Charges may apply to call International Toll Free numbers. Please check with your mobile carrier.

    Note: International mobile carriers and some payphone operators can impose surcharges and/or bill at a much higher rate per minute, sometimes very high. These surcharges are regulatory approved. These charges will be deducted from your PIN, if applicable, significantly reducing available minutes.

    Note: Small service fee applies to orders less than $15.

    Updated rates May 31, 2017

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