The availability of inmate phone cards depends on the prison facility and the inmate phone service that serves the facility. At some prison facilities served by Pay-Tel, phone cards are available for inmates to purchase through the commissary program.
Securus Technologies offers services that allow you to add money to an account for the inmate to use to make calls or to have the calls billed directly to you each month. Pay-Tel, Securus and NCIC also offer prepaid accounts through their websites. In addition to these options, Pay-Tel also accepts prepaid cash cards for inmate call charges. Before making an account with any of these services, check with the inmate's prison facility to find out which company serves the prison.