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Features and benefits

At TEL3 we believe it's all in the details, so we've packed our calling plans with special features to make long distance calling as convenient and affordable as possible.

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Use from any phone

No switching carriers

No switching carriers, No Internet required!

We allow you to receive these savings from any phone: Home, Office, even your Cell Phone, all for the same low rates, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Share your same account with friends and family members by creating sub-accounts and keep all your International long distance spending under one prepaid account.

Prepaid and Rechargeable Phone Service

Prepaid and Rechargeable!

You control all your Savings with TEL3. You will never run out of minutes with the auto-recharge option. You can set up your account to be recharged automatically when your balance reaches $3 or you can do it manually, it is up to you.

We have many ways to recharge and add minutes to your account:

Set your account to auto recharge ’ON’ and enjoy the convenience
Login and recharge online
Visit on your cell phone and recharge
Recharge whenever you want, right over the phone
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Call from many countries

Service from many countries

Now you can use the TEL3 service from more than 30 countries including the U.S. and Canada. All you have to do is either dial one of our access numbers or use Apps (only in US & Canada) to make your calls. We provide both toll-free and local access numbers. View the complete list of our TEL3 Network countries.

Multiple User Sub-accounts

Multiple user Sub-accounts

If you have multiple users in your household or workplace you can create several sub-accounts all under the same plan. This way each individual has the ability to monitor their own account with an individualized PIN from one central account. You even have the option of using different credit cards for different sub accounts, if you wish to separate the charges of each individual account.

Faster calling features

Instant Access Numbers

Instant Access Numbers (Pinless)

Making calls via TEL3 is very simple. Register your phone numbers that you will make the call from and start making calls immediately by dialing one of the access numbers; no need to dial any account number or PINs.

You can register up to 10 Instant Access Numbers via the web or through our customer service.

Speed Dial

Speed Dial (favorites list)

Create your own favorites contact list for your friends via TEL3 and add them to your Speed Dial list on your online account with TEL3. Now, you can also sync your speed dial list with your iPhone via the Dialer iPhone app. See Apps section below.

Watch our videos to see how it works.

You can add up to 99 phone numbers that you will call to into your list. This way whenever you place a call to the people you call the most, you simply dial the speed dial number followed by the (#) pound sign and you’re connected.

TEL3 Apps

TEL3 APPS - Call directly from your cell phone

With our new free mobile applications you can now place direct international calls from your cell phones without entering any Access Numbers or PINs. Enjoy all the functionalities of your iPhone or Android phones, including dialing from your address book while placing calls for pennies. To learn more click here.

Smart Numbers

Smart Numbers

You can now do much more when you call any TEL3 access number. Once you hear the "Welcome to TEL3" prompt, you have the option to manually recharge your account or contact our customer service department directly just by using our new smart numbers.

By pressing 1* when you access our system, you will have the option to manually recharge your account. Simply listen and follow the prompts and you will be able to continue making calls as usual after you recharge. Please note: For security purposes, over-the-phone recharges are only available from registered phones.

By pressing 0* when you access our system, your call will be directed to one of our customer service representatives. Please note: We do not charge any fees for connecting your call.

Easy-calling Feature

Easy-calling feature

  • To place another call without hanging up: Press ## on your dial pad
  • To redial a number without hanging up: Press # on your dial pad
  • If your call does not go through the first time do not hang up. Press ## to disconnect the previous call, and Press *# to redial the same number

Monitor your savings

Online account manager

Online account manager

The TEL3 Customer Account Management is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can check all your account details online. You will be able to view your credit card charges, balance, and run reports to see your call history. You also have the ability of add/edit credit card information, instant access numbers, speed dial numbers, sub accounts and change your settings for SMS notifications, recharge options. Basically, you are in total control.

Furthermore, you can also refer your friends and receive extra bonus minutes when they sign up with us and/or download the Free Apps for your cell phone.

New Mobile Version: Now you can access your TEL3 account faster with our new mobile version. Check your balance, add/edit speed dial numbers or even recharge your account on the go. Simply visit from your web enabled cell phone and log in.

Balance Remaining

Balance and Minutes Remaining

Every time you make a call with TEL3, our system will promptly tell you your account balance, and the minutes you have available for the destination you wish to call. We can take this feature on or off upon your request.

Transparent and trusted

Clean, transparent and trusted

You will get the cleanest rates on the market, period! No gimmicks or any hidden fees. Check our rates page for details. All calls are billed in one minute increments. You’ll have real-time access to call and billing records. We're also proud to be a trusted company for over 17+ years and to have an A+ Better Business Bureau Rating (BBB).

Continue Saving

Save even more with SMSavings Club

Save even more with SMSavings Club with our TEL3 SMSavings Club, you will get exclusive recharge offers on your cell phone. It is easy to opt in and out from your online back-office. Furthermore you can get your latest balance information and change your recharge mode via SMS as well.

To receive your latest balance information simply write "bal" and text message to the TEL3 SMS number. We’ll send a reply text message to you with your balance information. To turn on or off your account’s auto recharge status simply write "auto off" or "auto on" and text message to the TEL3 SMS number. Make sure that you receive a Confirmation SMS Message from us; if there is no message then it means the request has not been received or not processed.

TEL3 Refer a Friend Program

Refer a Friend and get $10

Get points on each referral that signs up! - Just one referral gives you $10 of free talk time and your friends will also get $5 of extra minutes. There is no limit on how much you can earn. You can invite friends by E-mail, social networks or just by word of mouth.

TEL3 Rewards Program

Earn free minutes with Rewards Program

If you talk more than $10 a month, you will earn points for every minute you use your TEL3 account. The more you talk the more points you will get. Redeem your points with free minutes anytime.

You will earn and save up to 5% of your spending depending on your monthly usage.

Learn more about the Rewards Program.