McDaniel College Budapest 

Using a phone in Hungary
Public payphones are operated with both coins and debit phone cards. Cards are available at most newsstands, post offices, and hotels. Mobile (cellular) phones are quite popular and can be purchased with a debit card system installed. Mobile phones can be purchased in phone stores on major shopping streets and in shopping malls. Many students consider a mobile phone a good investment since it gives them convenience and a degree of personal safety. For long distance calls, there is a newer type of debit calling card that can be purchased at larger newsstands and can be used from any phone (including mobile) and for all (in-country and international) long distance calls. The savings are substantial compared to the rates of the Hungarian national phone company, and even of some international carriers.