Uzbekistan, 1995

A chip card was issued by Netas in 1993 for Uzbekistan, but it was never used in the country. So, a GPT magnetic card with 3UZBA code is the first public issue of this ex-USSR…

Vanuatu, 1992

Vanuatu, literally "the land that emerges from the sea", is an archipelago of central Melanesia, in the southern Pacific, more than 2,000 kilometers from the east coast of Australia. Telecom Vanuatu has been issuing chip…

Vatican City, 1992

The Vatican City State, born in 1929, is the smallest sovereign state in the world, both by population and by territorial extension. The first telephone card was produced by Urmet and issued in 1992 with…

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…

Vietnam, 1991

Phonecards appeared in Vietnam in 1991, late comparing to other countries. A trial issue of two cards, both showing the Post & Telecom building, went on experimentally for two years, but then came officially the…

Yemen, 1985

Until 1990, the state of Yemen was divided into two parts: the Arab Republic of Yemen, or Yemen of the North, and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, also known as Yemen of the South.…

Yugoslavia, 1989

The first trials of a card-based telephone system began in 1985, using magnetic cards supplied by the Swiss Autelca. The cards were the standard testcards, with the codes formed by the letter "D" followed by…

Zaire, 1995

Zaire was the name of a sovereign state between 1971 and 1997 in Central Africa that is now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. Telecel, Africa‚Äôs first cellular service provider, was founded in 1986…

Zambia, 1996

The first card used in Zambia was from the ZamTel Company and it was a card with a Gemplus rechargeable chip. In fact, on the card appears the writing "Return after use", ie it had…

Zimbabwe, 1995

The first phone cards of this nation were two chip cards illustrated, issued by P & T Corporation, the national telephone company. Face values were $ 30 (Zimbabwe dollar) and $ 100, both with a…