phone card


Definition of phone card

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

Examples of phone card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 For most of our childhood, my parents sold phone cards to convenience stores in Houston and then later, in New York City. Fiza Pirani, Teen Vogue, 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of phone card

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Phone card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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