To use a public phone in the U.S.,
you need some coins (nickels=5cents, dimes=10cents, and
quarters=25cents) or a prepaid telephone card. No special
telephone token is necessary. Also, it is possible to find
telephones that accept credit cards at most airports.
Local and long distance telephone calls can
be made from the same telephone in the United States.
Pick up the receiver
Put 35cents in the telephone
Dial the telephone number (use the last 7 digits only)
Long Distance Calls
Cost depends on distance and the length of
the call. It may cost up to $2 for the first 3minutes. Be sure
to have enough change.
Pick up the receiver.
Put in at least 35cents
Dial the long distance telephone number (use a “1”
+area code+ the last 7 digits of the number)
After you dial the number, a message will tell you the
amount of money to put into the telephone for the first three
If you use a prepaid telephone card, you
can follow the instructions on the back of the card. Telephone
cards may be purchased at many convenience or grocery stores in
Joung-hyun Park from Korea (Left)
and Toshi Shimizu from Japan