A Handy Phone Card
Since we were going to be in England for two weeks, driving around and staying in various B&Bs, we knew that we would no doubt be making a few phone calls to the relations in various parts of the country. After asking one of the locals where we should go to obtain a phone card, he directed us to the Post Office. The line-up for service was not too long, and we soon had ourselves the smallest denomination of card they sell, 5 pounds sterling.
It was very easy to use, even though it was not the type that slips into a card reader. That was a good thing, because many of the phone boxes we used in the outlying areas of England were of the older pushbutton-only types. On the reverse side, the card had a number that you punched in to access the phone system and also a PIN printed on it to activate the card. The cost of calls seemed quite cheap to me - we still had 1.80 pound sterling unused at the end of our trip.