Algeria, 1985

Algeria, 1985

The first telephone system adopted in Algeria was provided by Landis & Gyr, which also produced a 50-unit green card with a 1.5 mm optical band. The card was printed in only 5.567 copies and…

Angola, 1996

Angola, 1996

Angola Telecom installed the public chip card phones in 1996, and the first cards were issued in that year, a series of three values: 30 impulsos (circulation: 100,000), 50 impulsos (50,000) and 150 impulsos (50,000)…

Ascension, 1985

Ascension, 1985

Before switching to the magnetic system of GPT cards, Cable & Wireless, the telephone operator on Ascension Island, had installed public telephones in 1985 using magnetic cards supplied by Autelca. The cards issued, of the…

Benin, 1990

Benin, 1990

The first cards used in Benin were 2 values, 50 and 120 units, produced by Landis & Gyr and issued in 1990 with code 009B. The two cards had runs of 4,000 pieces each and…

Botswana, 1994

Botswana, 1994

The first card phones in Botswana used chip technology. The first cards issued were a series of two values, 10 and 25 Pula (the local currency), with the back completely white and no control number.…

Burkina Faso, 1991

Burkina Faso, 1991

The first three cards issued in this country were also the only ones provided by Landis & Gyr, as the chip system was subsequently adopted. These are three values, 10, 20 and 50 units, which…

Burundi, 1988

Burundi, 1988

Burundi used the optical card system of Landis & Gyr until 2002, issuing several ordinary cards with the same graphics. The first three were supplied in 1988 with the values of 20 (code 810E, circulation…

Camerun, 1987

Cameroon, 1987

Magnetic cards supplied by Swiss Autelca have been in use up to 1990. There were three values, 1500 F (50,000 issued), 3000 F (30,000), and 5000 F (15,000). A new series of definitives appeared later,…

Capo Verde, 1990

Cape Verde, 1990

Before moving to the chip system, Cape Verde used Landis & Gyr technology for the public telephone network, issuing, from 1990 to 1993, only 5 card models. Four of these were ordinary cards with the…

Repubblica Centrafricana, 1987

Central African Republic, 1987

The Landis & Gyr optical card system was used from 1987 to 1993, and later replaced by chip technology. The cards issued in that period were 6, always in pairs of two values, 60 and…