Telephone Card

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Telephone Card
いれば Telephone Card
Artwork of the Telephone Card from Encyclopedia Mother
Type Miscellaneous item
Appears in EarthBound Beginnings

The Telephone Card, alternatively Phone Card, is an item in EarthBound Beginnings. The Telephone Card is obtained by taking a questionnaire from a person in Merrysville, who resides in between the town's Hotel and Department store. In the Japanese Famicom version, the Telephone Card must instead be purchased for $50 in the department store of Merrysville, where it replaces the Repel Ring.


The Telephone Card can be used on all payphones, making the phone calls free. The card is charged with $50, and as it costs $1 to make a call, it can be used 50 times before reaching the credit limit.


EarthBound Beginnings
Buying Selling
Not for sale*
Cannot be sold

In-game description

USE this handy card to charge your phone calls.

Where to obtain

EarthBound Beginnings
Limited quantity Infinite quantity
Merrysville (recieved after a questionnaire)*[citation needed]
Merrysville Department store*


EarthBound Beginnings
Phone card.jpg
Artwork of the Phone Card from Mother's strategy guide

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