Telephone calling cards (also known as phone cards) can provide cheaper long distance rates when used appropriately. Calling cards are widely available, from local shops, supermarkets, convenience stores and newsagents, travel agencies and extensively now on the Internet. People who regularly call overseas often use them, as do travelers, students, and those who may not have long-distance telephone service. Most prepaid calling cards are used until the value of the card is reached or the card expires (whichever occurs first). They are then discarded and a new one is purchased. Some pre-paid calling cards can be recharged. International Calling Cards Many people worldwide pay too much for making international calls. You can make cheaper calls when you use international calling cards. With a prepaid international calling card it's easy to stay in touch with friends, family and business associates around the world at very competitive prices. International calling cards are easy to use - and they can save you a lot of money if you make frequent calls overseas.