Afghanistan, 2002

Afghanistan, 2002

In the country only a few cards were issued that used the remote memory system. The first of these, in 2002, was a 5 unit card of AWCC (Afghan Wireless Communication Company), which later produced…

Armenia, 1994

Armenia, 1994

A nation from recent history, so even the first cards were issued late compared to other countries, produced in Italy by Urmet. The series is of two values: 25 units, with the image of the…

Azerbaigian, 1993

Azerbaijan, 1993

The Alcatel magnetic card system was used in Azerbaijan since 1993. The first cards issued were a series of 6, with views of Baku, the capital: 3 with a value of 300 units and 3…

Bahrain, 1986

Bahrain, 1986

Magstripe cards were originally manufactured by Autelca on behalf the Bahrain Telecommunications Company B.S.C. There was a set of 4 definitives with use instructions in both English and Arabic and black control numbers on the…

Le schede Urmet, tecnologia magnetica italiana

Bangladesh, 1993

Urmet firm supplies payphone system to Bangladesh. The first cards issued were a set of two with the same picture, showing a hand keeping a young plant: values were 25 and 100 units, each one…

Bhutan, 2003

Bhutan, 2003

Bhutan Telecom, founded in 2000, installed the first autonomous public telephone booths in 2003. Previously, in fact, you could only call from public telephone offices, during opening hours and with the assistance of an operator.…

Brunei, 1988

Brunei, 1988

Magnetic cards supplied by Autelca have been in use up to 1994; the first cards have been a set of 4 definitives, B$ 10 (180,000 printed), B$ 20 (150,000), B$ 50 (120,000) and B$ 100…

Cambogia, 1992

Cambodia, 1992

The first public issue of this country dates back to 1993, with a series of three cards provided by Anritsu and depicting scenes from ancient temples; however, as early as the year before, phone cards…

China, 1985

China, 1985

In 1985, the first phonecards appeared in China, introduced by the Shenda Telephone Company Ltd, a joint venture between Cable and Wireless PLC and Shenzen Telecommunications Development Co., for use in Shenzen Province, bordering on…

Diego Garcia, 1985

Diego Garcia, 1985

The island of Diego Garcia is an atoll that is part of the British Indian Ocean Territories, known for the presence of the United States Navy military base, one of the most important US forces…