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Presto! Card

The calling card of the future is here! Now! Destia Communications, Inc. is spreading the word about their new virtual pre-paid phone card, which customers can use for domestic and international long-distance calls immediately after an easy sign up on
The paperless pre-paid service offers a domestic per-minute rate of 9.9 cents, and an international rate as low as 16 cents per minute. For domestic calls dialed in New York and Los Angeles, the rate is a low 5 cents per minute. There is no per call surcharge. The Presto! Card provides toll-free access from the U.S. and in these 17 countries:

-Australia     -Luxembourg
-Belgium       -Monaco
-Canada        -New Zealand
-France        -Norway
-Hungary       -Portugal
-Ireland       -Sweden
-Israel        -Switzerland
-Italy         -United Kingdom

There is no card to be lost or stolen with the Presto! Card. Other benefits include automatic recharging on the Internet, worldwide speed-dialing, and additional local and international access services. The Presto! Card comes in denominations of $10, $15, $20, $25 or $50, and can be easily ordered via an on-line order form using your MasterCard or VISA. The order is sent over a secure connection to Destia for certification. Within seconds, the credit card information is authorized and an email comes back with a toll-free access number and a personal security code for the Presto! Card account. Users can go on-line to view their calling record and determine the number of minutes remaining on the virtual card account. The minimum length call is 30 seconds, and the customer is billed in six-second increments after that. Rates are the same, 24/7.
Thousands of customers are already actively using the Presto! Card, introduced in December 1998, exceeding Destias initial expectations. You can apply today on their Web site,

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