||What is 1-800-COLLECT ?
1-800-COLLECT is the market leader for collect and reverse-charges calling. For nearly 20 years,
How do I use 1-800-COLLECT ?
1-800-COLLECT has been a trusted and recognized brand, the first to offer consumers a choice in collect calling and still the leader.
It's fast and easy! Just dial "1-800-COLLECT" (1-800-265-5328) from almost any phone in the US or
Can I make a 1-800-COLLECT call to someone’s mobile telephone (cellphone)?
Canada. If calling from a mobile telephone (cellphone), you can also dial *18C (*182) on many mobile
networks in the US to use 1-800-COLLECT. The automated voice instructions will ask for the phone
number of the person you are calling as well as your name, and 1-800-COLLECT does the rest. When
the person you are calling accepts the charges, you will be connected and can start talking.
Yes, you can make a collect call to almost any mobile telephone in the United States or Canada where
Where is 1-800-COLLECT available?
the person you are calling has a calling plan that allows these charges. Note that in some instances
1-800-COLLECT may use third- parties to enable some services and capabilities. For example, we
have contracted with 3G Collect to offer service for calls to some mobile and VoIP* numbers. These calls
are automatically transferred to 3G Collect without any change or affect on our service.
1-800-COLLECT can be used from any phone including landline phones, payphones, and
Can I use 1-800-COLLECT from an inmate facility?
telephones in the U.S. and Canada, to call:
• Anywhere in the U.S. (excluding intra-Alaska calls)
1-800-COLLECT can also be used to make calls TO the U.S. FROM:
• Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
• American Samoa (excluding intra American Samoa calls)
• And any international location with Credit Card
• Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
1-800-COLLECT does not currently support calls originating from other international locations. Please
• Mariana Island (including Saipan)
check our News section (insert hyperlink) for updates on calling from outside the U.S.
1-800-COLLECT can be used in some inmate facilities; availability is determined by the individual
Is there a 1-800-COLLECT service available for Spanish-speaking customers?
location/facility. Please contact the individual facility to see if it currently supports the
Yes. By dialing 1-800-226-2727, you will be connected to the 1-800-COLLECT collect calling service
What should I do if my call does not go through?
for Spanish- speaking customers. Calling options and rates for 1-800-226-2727 (COLLECT en Español) are
the same as for 1-800-COLLECT. Spanish speaking customer service representatives are also
available at 1-800-352-7202.
After you dial 1-800-COLLECT (1-800-265-5328), you will hear a “chime” followed by an automated
What should I do if I have trouble receiving a 1-800-COLLECT call?
voice saying, “Thank you for calling 1-800-COLLECT powered by NOS.” After entering the phone
number you are calling, you may hear a message that collect calls cannot be completed to the requested
number. In these cases, there may be a block on that phone number or the party you are calling may not
have accepted the charges. If this happens, the call will not be completed and you will be asked to enter
a new number. If you continue to have trouble placing a call, please call customer support at
1-800-352-7202 for assistance you’re your call.
Please contact us at 1-800-352-7202 or by clicking here A customer service agent will request your
What are the rates for 1-800-COLLECT?
phone number, the number you called and the date of the call so that we can try to resolve your question.
Click here for all rates - AK Rate Information - WY Rate Information
If I accept a 1-800-COLLECT call, how will I be billed, and what will I see on my Credit Card Statement?
Depending on how you made your call, you will see a different charge on your credit card statement.
What should I do if I have questions about charges on my bill?
Below you can see how different types of calls are billed:
For most calls billed to a landline telephone, charges for 1-800-COLLECT calls will automatically
appear on the telephone bill of the customer accepting the charges in a section labeled "NOS" (Network
Operator Services), which is a third-party service provider used by 1-800-COLLECT to bill some calls.
The local telephone bill will include the following details of your calls: date for each collect call along with
applicable taxes and fees. 1-800-COLLECT will bill the customer accepting the charges where there is
no billing agreement with the person’s local telephone company. Whether billed directly or through a
third-party, 1-800-COLLECT will always provide the call details, including time, length, charges and a
customer care number you can call to discuss the charges.
For calls made from a landline or payphone
to a mobile telephone, the completed call, including call details, will appear on the mobile bill of the party
accepting the call. When a 1-800-COLLECT call is made to a person’s mobile telephone, they will
receive an SMS text message informing them of the charges along with payment instructions, so they will
have this information before they accept the call. Where calls are made to customers with VoIP service,
they will receive an invoice with payment instructions. In some cases you will be contacted by a 3G
Collect customer service agent with payment instructions. For calls to VoIP numbers, payment options will also be provided before the call is completed.
Call customer service at 1-800-352-7202 or click here to send an e-mail and we will promptly answer
Does 1-800-COLLECT offer other payment methods to help me complete a call?
1-800-COLLECT offers three payment methods to help get your call through:
Note: 1-800-COLLECT has contracted with 3G Collect to offer its collect service to cellular telephones
• Direct billing: With this payment method, the person you are calling accepts the charges.
They will then appear on their telephone bill with call details and a customer care number. Note
that charges will appear on the telephone bill either as 1-800-COLLECT or in some cases, by
third-party vendors used by 1-800-COLLECT, including NOS or 3G Collect. The customer care
number provided can be used to resolve any questions, regardless of whether or not a third-party
vendor was used;
• Third party billing: 1-800-COLLECT calls can be charged to a different landline number
than the one you are calling. Third party billing can come in handy, for example, when you are
calling a brother or sister but would rather have your parents pay for the call. In this case, the
charges must be accepted by someone at the landline number before the call can be completed to
a different telephone number.
• Card billing: 1-800-COLLECT calls can also be charged to a telephone calling card or credit
card instead of the telephone number called. 1-800-COLLECT accepts local phone company
calling cards. Cards accepted for billing include debit and credit cards issued by VISA,
MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
and VoIP numbers. After acceptance by the receiving number, 3G Collect will connect the call of up to 30
minutes. The called party has two options to pay for the charges:
1. By check sent to 3G Collect billing address.
2. By credit card.