phone card

noun

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 Along with his job at the IRS, Zilevu ran his own phone card company called MacroTele. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "Tech staffer at Internal Revenue Service accused of stealing identities," 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, "From Kyiv to Kentucky," 18 Dec. 2019 Items included gaming electronics and phone card products, which were rang up as cash sales. cleveland, "Chuck E’ Cheese fight eliminates ice-cream treat for patrons: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 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, "Can Instagram and Egg Creams Save the Last Punk Rock Bodega?," 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, "Cubans are using social media to air their grievances — and the government is responding, sometimes," 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, "How Telling My Immigrant Parents I Contemplated Suicide May Have Saved My Life," 13 Sep. 2019 The transactions are then masked as retail purchases for everyday items like phone cards or shoes. Alice Su, latimes.com, "China has a new casino: the Philippines," 1 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of phone card

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Phone card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phone%20card. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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