Guernsey, 1994

Guernsey is an island located in the English Channel, facing the northwest coast of France, administratively dependent on the British Crown. Guernsey Telecoms began issuing chip cards in 1994, with a series of three values…

Hungary, 1991

It is not difficult to recognize the first phone cards of this nation of Eastern Europe ... the "First Issue" logo is clearly visible in Hungarian on the front of the cards, and in English…

Iceland, 1986

Optical cards, provided by Landis & Gyr, were introduced in 1986 and used until 1998. The first issued was a simple definitive with a 2mm optical band, of which there are two variants: the first…

Ireland, 1988

The trial of phonecards in Ireland first started in Dublin on the 23 April 1988 with the installation of 36 Plessey telephones. Cards with 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 units were supplied by GPT,…

Isle of Man, 1987

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The first cards, one 10 units with a 14,500 run and one 20 units with a…

Italy, 1976: the first in the world

The first phonecard issued and sold to the public is Italian. It was issued in 1976 but no one at that time thought it was the starting of a new hobby that twenty years later…

Jersey, 1988

Jersey is the largest island in the English Channel, between the United Kingdom and France. It is a self-regulating dependency of the United Kingdom, with its own government and laws, which fuses English and French…

Liechtenstein, 1994

Several remote memory cards have been issued in this small country in the heart of Europe. However, what is considered to be the first issue is a chip demonstration card, produced for the International Fair…

Malta, 1991

For a few years, apart from a couple of illustrated, only ordinary cards were issued in Malta. The first was a 50-unit orange card (run 157,700), issued together with a 100-unit blue one (run 97,900):…

Montenegro, 2000

Even though until 2 June 2006 the Republic of Montenegro was united to the Republic of Serbia with the name of Serbia and Montenegro, already in 2000 it began to issue its own chip cards.…