phone card


: a prepaid card used to pay for the phone calls one makes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One of those local spots is at JHC Wireless, a Chinatown phone card seller operating behind a tiny counter in the hallway of an East Broadway arcade, which joined the network in 2019. Wilfred Chan, Curbed, 30 Dec. 2022 For years, John Susoeff walked from his home two blocks to the Walgreens at Bush and Larkin streets - to pick up prescriptions for him and less mobile neighbors, to get a new phone card and to snag senior discounts the first Tuesday of the month. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 May 2021 Some imposters demand immediate payment only with a prepaid phone card or wire transfer. David Lyons,, 31 Dec. 2020 Along with his job at the IRS, Zilevu ran his own phone card company called MacroTele. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2019 The phone card saved you money, not time, requiring the input of a long account number, followed by an equally long password, and a no less extensive foreign phone number. Pipposts, Longreads, 18 Dec. 2019 Items included gaming electronics and phone card products, which were rang up as cash sales. cleveland, 20 Dec. 2019 Any corner store that’s been around for decades has an awning that reads like a time capsule: newspapers, faxes, phone cards, stationery. Allie Conti, New York Times, 29 Aug. 2019 For most Cubans, tapping the Internet meant traveling to a public hotspot, buying a scratch-off phone card and surfing on a cut-rate smartphone. Washington Post, 8 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phone card was in 1981

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Cite this Entry

“Phone card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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