Skip Nav
Geek Culture
This Theory About Neville Longbottom's Wand Explains Everything About Him
Politics
One of Trump's Old Tweets Resurfaced to Inspire This Entertaining New Meme
Tech Tips
You Won't Regret Downloading These 7 Photo Editing Apps

Geek Tip: Calling Card Lingo Explained

Even with services like Skype and Jajah, I often find myself searching for a cheap way to call friends overseas and usually succumb to the old-school method of using calling cards. Whenever I purchase calling cards, I'm always weary of certain words like "maintenance fee" and "connection fee" and wonder what their true meaning is. Thankfully Business Week has compiled a list of the "fine print" terms used on calling cards, so we can all be better informed and get the best deals on long-distance calls.

  • Connection Fee: The charge incurred as soon as you make a call.
  • Maintenance Fee: Can be charged at the end of a call, or every week, or every month.
  • Communication Fee: The charge you get when the call is over.
  • Disconnection Fee: Yet another penalty for ending your call-urrgh.
  • Long-Talking Fee: A charge for gabbing for more than 20 minutes.



via Consumerist.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
woodycakes woodycakes 9 years
ruabialala! i know, this is crazy. i hung up. why am i paying?!?
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Those last three are ridiculous, is that for real?!? A fee for hanging up?!?
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Before I had Skype and I was living in the US, I spent A LOT of money on calling cards to call my boyfriend in the UK. I used one by MCI which wasn't too bad, but they're still so unbelievably expensive and have really weird fees like the ones Geek has described here.
Hide Online Shopping at Work
Airplane-Mode Activities For Your iPhone
Find Lost Photos Online
Free Photoshop Tips
How to save battery on iPhone 4
How to Break Bad Technology Habits
Google I/O Conference Social Tips

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds