Advantages of psychic phone readings are that they are more convenient - phone psychics are available day and night, whereas it is often necessary to book an appointment to visit a psychic in person weeks or months ahead. Some people may feel more comfortable talking about personal issues to someone they can't see and who can't seem them, whereas others may prefer to speak to someone face to face.
Phone psychics can be:
Psychic healers, who can heal someone without having to have direct contact with them;
Clairvoyants, who perceive what is happening currently and what could happen in the future; and
Psychic mediums or spiritualists, who can contact the dead.
Psychic clairvoyants can give readings using tarot cards, runes, I Ching, crystal balls, spirit guides or purely on intuition without props. Some psychic phone lines have a free number you can call to discuss your requirements so you can book a psychic phone reading with someone who can address a specific issue, such as bereavement, money or soul mates. This allows you to ask about how the psychic works and find out a bit more about it. This is particularly useful if it is the first time you have sought psychic advice.
Some phone lines will give you free minutes with the option of continuing the reading if you are prepared to pay for extra time. This can be a good way of seeing if the psychic is giving you useful information for your money, but beware that there may be long introductions to use up the free minutes, or vague predictions with dark hints to encourage you to pay for a full reading.
There are people who run up huge phone bills on psychic lines. Chat lines can be addictive and people can become dependent on psychic advice. Remember that you choose how you live your life and need to make your own decisions. Over-reliance on psychics can lead to people becoming very passive and unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives.