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  • February 1, 2012

    The FTC has reached a settlement against Millennium Telecard and related entities for false marketing claims. Under the settlement terms Millennium must pay a fine of $2.32M and correct its deceptive marketing practices.

    Millenium Telecard logo

    The FTC complaint was based on a careful analysis of Millenium phone cards which showed that Millennium was not delivering upon it's advertising claims. In particular, they found that customers were getting badly shortchanged on minutes receiving only about 45% of the minutes promised.

    The FTC also found that the company charges numerous hidden fees, such as 'hang up fees' and weekly fees, which are not clearly or prominently explained. Such fees could, in some cases, wipe out the value of the card in a single call.

  • January 18, 2012

    With sponsorship support from, two students from Harvard University are attempting to break a Guinness world record by making the longest phone call in history.

    Longest phone call

    The attempt will take place tomorrow and Friday (January 19th and 20th) at Harvard.

    The phone call is slated to last at least 43 hours, 8 minutes, 55 seconds. Can you imagine? Nearly 2 full days!!

  • August 16, 2011

    University costs add up quickly; as though the course fees and student loan repayments weren’t enough to leave your head spinning, students away from home can also have the huge phone bills to think about.

    Calling cards for foreign students

    Keeping in touch with family members back home is something that is very important to every foreign student – because it’s not easy being away from loved ones.

    But not to worry. Cheap international calls from mobile phones have made living in a new country with new people, much easier and much more affordable.

    Times Have Changed for International Callers

    When once, dialling a number to China, India, France or Italy, was extortionate, there are now many options for foreign students wanting to keep in touch with family and friends back home.

    Being able to talk to family members can help foreign students in a number of ways:

  • August 5, 2011

    It’s back-to-school time again! Parents, grandparents, and friends are busy sending a new class of students off to college.

    Back to School

    Parents are heading to the malls for back-to-school shopping to equip their kids with everything they’re going to need. Graduation parties, going away parties, and other events offer plenty of gift-giving occasions for friends and family.

    What's one of the easiest and most helpful gifts you can give to that new college student? A calling card.

    A calling card can be a lifeline between students, parents, family, and friends over the course of the school year. They’re affordable, easy to purchase, and easy to use. As a gift, they’re more personal than cash and less hassle than a new dorm room tchotchke.

  • August 2, 2011

    The FTC has issued a temporary restraining order against Millenium Telecard for false marketing claims. In particular, the FTC says that consumers did not receive the advertised number of minutes on Millenium phone cards.

    Millenium Telecard logo

    The FTC explains that the basis for the legal action is careful analysis of Millenium cards which determined that consumers were not getting enough minutes to match the company's advertising claims.

    While the case has only recently been filed and no final determination has been made, the FTC case appears to be strong and we advise our visitors to avoid Millenium calling cards for the time being.

  • August 1, 2011

    Sounds a bit odd, right? But yes, a phone card actually can help you (or a loved one) become a US citizen.

    Call records letter

    How? By using your call records to help to prove an 'established relationship' between you and someone outside the country who is seeking US citizenship. Proving an established relationship is one of the key factors immigration authorities use to confirm that family members are indeed related.

    Typically, the call records are used to document communications between family members where one family member is already in the USA, but others are not.

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