I have been away from the Philippines for a total of about 12 years. The first 4 years, I spent teaching in Taiwan while the rest is the years I have been here in the US. One basic necessity of someone like me who is away from family is a phone card. Yes, I call it a necessity because a phone call is the only thing that connects me to my family back home. Now, calling family abroad is not cheap if one does not find the right phone card. So I am always on the look out for the best Philippine phone cards out there. If I can save a few pennies a minute coupled with a clear reception, then I would get that card. Hey, a few saved pennies can easily become a dollar so that’s good.