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 Q: Is there a surcharge calling from a payphone?

Yes, FCC charges apply when you are calling from payphones. Different phone cards have different pay phone surcharge, which is various from $0.35 to $1.00.

Payphone surcharge is per-call, rather than per minute.

Payphone surcharge may be applied for a failed call from payphone.

The following are sometimes subject to payphone surcharges: school dormitory phones; office phones; phones in hotels, motels, and inns. Cellular phone calling toll free numbers could be identified as pay phone call.