phone card

noun

Definition of phone card 

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

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People in detention have to receive money from relatives to buy minutes on phone cards to speak with family members. NBC News, "'Where's my kid?' At Texas border, desperate parents turn to attorneys to find their children," 24 June 2018 The organization, which sold prepaid phone cards at the time, commissioned the study and concluded that 13 million Britons considered losing their phone or running out of juice to be among the most stressful things in their lives. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Your Phone Is Almost Out of Battery. Remain Calm. Call A Doctor.," 4 May 2018 On Tuesday, migrants milled about southern Tel Aviv, shopping in stores carrying African goods and ducking into shops selling phone cards. Tia Goldenberg, Fox News, "Israel's African migrants in limbo after Netanyahu reversal," 4 Apr. 2018 But so did the prices of basic necessities, such as bread and phone cards. The Economist, "Democracy and its discontentsTunisians are losing faith in the ballot box," 18 Jan. 2018 Their lives ran on the rhythms of phone cards and remittance payments and scratch-off lottery tickets. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Stewards of the Blood," 23 Jan. 2018 But the law also affects everyday goods, such as bread, vegetables and phone cards. The Economist, "Austerity bitesAnger over the Tunisian government’s belt-tightening spills over into unrest," 11 Jan. 2018 Back in Manhattan, Mr. Lucy bought a prepaid phone card for his calls to Zurich. David Enrich, New York Times, "A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?," 6 Jan. 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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