SPAWAR Cafes are currently located in Kuwait and Afghanistan and provide a great way for soldiers to keep in touch with their families through both internet and phone access. One of the best features of the SPAWAR Cafes is that phone calls to the United States are charged at only 4 cents per minute. I have yet to have found a calling card that compares.
Since the last time I posted about the SPAWAR Cafes on the old blog, it appears that they’ve expanded their services considerably.
Perhaps the most significant new service offered by SPAWAR is the addition of voicemail. Now soldiers can have a voicemail account attached to their unique PIN allowing them to receive calls even with the irregular schedules that deployments bring. Sign up is handled through the SPAWAR website, linked below.
To view a schedule of this year’s free call days, click here. Free call days allow soldiers to call the US for free for the entire day (based on the Eastern Time Zone).
In addition, a new feature of free call days is a DSN phone number that soldiers can call to make a free call if they don’t have access to a SPAWAR cafe. The following was taken from SPAWAR’s website:
Also, if there’s no SPAWAR Internet Cafe nearby, if your Command supports DSN morale calls, and if you have access to a Class “A” DSN line, you may either:
1. Dial  plus our access number [800-270-6109], and wait for the prompt, or
2. Dial [809-463-3376] and enter [1-800-270-6109] once you hear the dial tone, then wait for the prompt, or
3. Dial a Stateside DSN operator of your choosing and ask to be connected to [800-270-6109], then wait for the prompt. Once you hear the prompt, enter the destination number & this DSN Free Call Day PIN: . Your free call to a covered destination will be processed.
To learn more about SPAWAR Cafes and their services, visit https://icpaccess.net.