BB&T Corporation is offering prepaid phone cards at 450 BB&T 24 automated teller machines across the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
The InComm prepaid phone card offers callers a lower per-minute rate than most collect, credit card or hotel long-distance calls.
“Offering convenient, economical phone cards at our ATMs is one more way for BB&T to provide outstanding service through our ATM network,” said BB&T ATM Manager Mark Piper.
“Our prepaid phone cards are ideal for those hectic situations when you need to make long-distance telephone calls on the go, such as vacations, business trips or emergencies. They also make great gifts and they’re perfect for providing a telephone allowance for high school and college students.”
To use the card, callers dial a toll-free number, a personal ID number shown on the card and the number they’re calling. An automated message guides them through the call and tells them how many minutes they have left to use.
Local, long-distance and international calls may be made from any type of touch-tone phone. The cards are available for as little as $3 for 10 minutes. A 30-minute card is $6; a 60-minute card costs $11; and a 120-minute card is $19.
The price of the phone card is automatically deducted from the ATM user’s checking or savings account.
BB&T plans to offer prepaid phone cards at an additional 200 ATMs by the end of the year.
InComm(R) is a division of Atlanta-based U.S. South Communications Inc.
Winston-Salem-based BB&T Corporation, with $41.5 billion in assets, operates 619 banking offices in the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Georgia, West Virginia and Kentucky.
Business Week magazine this year rated BB&T Corporation as the second highest performing S&P 500 bank holding company in the nation.
BB&T and its subsidiaries offer full-service commercial and retail banking and additional financial services such as insurance, investments, retail brokerage, leasing and trust. More information is available at the bank’s web site, [http://www.BBandT.com] .