Calling card service is a convenient alternative for consumers to make IDD calls. You can make IDD calls anywhere by dialling a prescribed access number and entering a PIN (Personal Identification Number). In Hong Kong, many prepaid and postpaid calling cards for IDD services are offered by licensed operators. There are also many calling cards offered in the market by resellers of telecommunications services which are in turn operated by licensed operators of telecommunications facilities. Commencing from 2 February 2007, resellers are subject to regulation similar to licensed operators under a class licence regime pursuant to section 8(1)(aa) of the Telecommunication Ordinance. Please refer to additional information about telecom services offered by resellers under General Advice for Consumers.
To get value for money for the calling cards you purchase, please check the following points before you make any purchase:
Specific information you should look for when purchasing calling cards:
Other General Advice: