What is Stored Value Phone Card?

By: Feras Shoukeir

A valuecan be encoded on the card in various ways. Over the years, it has adopted manytechnologies and flourished for the better. In the year 1976, in Italy, atechnology was introduced that is similar to present days ATMs, which usedmagnetic stripes as information carrier.

The nexttechnological advancement that the calling cards adopted used the opticalstorage. The cards are so named due to a visible mark on the cards so that thestored international holder can look for such a mark and know abouthis/her balance. However, such technologies are quite simple and more easilyhackable. For this reason, it has sidelined and has given way to other safetechnologies.

The thirdlevel of advancement that the calling cards brought about the stored value phonecards is the chip cards. It was first introduced in the year 1986 in Germany. Thephone cards later went on to be more attractive and smart for everyone toafford. This technology also had its drawbacks, as they were also hackable wheninitially they used microchips by destroying the programming voltage contact onthe card by scratching it. The stored calling cards platform can be accessedwith several methods. The toll free methods cost higher to the calling cardscompanies than other methods. The local calling cards are cheaper than theother methods and are thus more popular.

Once youare connected to get prepaid phone cards, an exclusive pin number authenticatesyou or a chip that is embedded on the cards does. Before you receive the offer tomake a second call, you are validated and given a balance value that is left onthe card as your stored balance. The stored phone cards gives you warning whenyou have just one minute left for your balance to finish so that you can refillyour balance for further facility of telecommunicating.

If you want to avoid higher roaming charges orif you do not have a cell phone, phone cards is definitely the best solutionfor you.

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