Alcatel Bell magnetic cards

Alcatel Bell are magnetic cards manufactured in Belgium but they didn't have a great diffusion among worldwide Telecoms, having been Turkey their main utilizer. The cards are a little like Autelca cards, with a magnetic…

Chip cards

Cards with electronic chips are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and their spread is unstoppable; most of the international Telecom companies in fact adopted a public telephone system that uses this technology from…

GPT – Plessey magnetic cards

Formerly known as Plessey, the magnetic cards produced in Great Britain by GPT (GEC Plessey Telecommunications) are very popular and appreciated by collectors, also for being used in many countries, in particular the Caribbean islands,…

Japanese cards: Tamura, Anritsu e Hakuto

Cards manufactured by Tamura, Anritsu and Hakuto (who mainly make other cards like Orange cards for the railways, but sometimes produce telephone cards when the other two are overstretched) are commonly grouped together by collectors…

Landis & Gyr, optical cards

Commonly called optical cards, they were manufactured by Landis & Gyr in Switzerland, Great Britain, and Taiwan. The reading was carried out by the telephone set using a laser beam that reflects a slight incision…

Made in Brazil: the inductive cards

Most of the minor (in the sense of number of telcos supplied) manufacturers employ magstripe technology of no startling originality but Brazil has developed its own technology which is quite unlike anything else currently in…

Magnetic cards, various

In addition to the most known magnetic cards manufactured by main firms, there are several other kinds of phonecards which use this system, developed in different ways, even if most of them have a ferrite…

Remote Memory cards

The so-called "remote memory" card is predominant in the United States, where it was developed in order to find an universal system working with all the thousands of local telephone service providers and about 40…

Several systems tested in Turkey

Turkey is a state located in western Asia, which includes a limited part of the territory in Europe, corresponding to the eastern part of Thrace. European Turkey and Asiatic Turkey are separated from the Bosphorus,…