Argentina, 1991

The first phonecards which have been used in Argentina were issued by Telef√≥nica de Argentina and produced by Italian firm Urmet. They were two cards with face value of 100 and 200 units as the…

Bolivia, 1990

Several public telephone card systems were used in Bolivia over the years by various telephone companies: magnetic, inductive, chip, remote memory... however, the first telephone cards were issued by the Entel company and were supplied…

Brazil, 1987

Brazil is home to inductive cards, invented by Nelson G. Bardini in 1978, and thousands of different ones have been issued over the years. However, after several years of experimentation, it was only in 1992…

Falkland Islands, 1985

The Falkland Islands are an archipelago of the South Atlantic, overseas territory of the United Kingdom, which declares its sovereign since in 1833 it had built a naval base and in 1837 a colonial administration…

Paraguay, 1997

What is commonly considered the first issue of Paraguay, in reality has never been used in that country or elsewhere. It is a Landis & Gyr 120 units and code 901A, produced in 1989. The…

Peru, 1992

At the beginning of 90's, the telephone card system in Peru was operated by three different telcos, one private and two government: TELE 2000, Entel Peru and CPT. Coincidently the three launched their system at…

Venezuela, 1984

Chip cards from Venezuela are easy to get and issued in great quantities. But not all know that the first card used in this Country has been a magnetic one, manufactured by Italian SIDA and…