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Sometimes you need to receive a collect call or use a calling card with your T-Mobile service. Read on to learn more about collect calls and calling cards.


Calling cards

  • You can get calling cards from third-party sellers, but not from T-Mobile.
  • Contact the card provider for all questions and support. T-Mobile cannot guarantee how calling cards function or are charged.
  • You can use calling cards when making domestic and international calls. and when roaming, but you are also charged the roaming rate from T-Mobile.
  • To make calls on a T-Mobile phone using a calling card:
    1. Call the access number printed on the calling card.
    2. When prompted, enter the number you want to call.
    3. Wait for the call to complete.
      Do not press the Send key. Pressing the Send key starts a new call, which bypasses the calling card and results in charges from T-Mobile.


Collect calls

Collect call charges are the responsibility of the party receiving the call. The person calling is not charged.

  • Most T-Mobile customers can place collect calls but cannot receive collect calls (such as from 1-800-COLLECT).
  • Customers cannot receive Text Collect calls as the company that manages Text Collect services doesn't offer T-Mobile billing as a payment option. Callers will need to use alternative services offered by their correctional institution or facility.
  • For all charge disputes, contact 1-800-COLLECT customer service at 1-800-352-7202.

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