Chip cards, the winning technology

Chip cards, the winning technology

Chip cards represent the  'new wave' in prepayment telephone cards and have been used in most countries in the world. The system was patented by a Frenchman, Roland Moreno, and was first introduced, following a…

Gemplus test cards: Africa

Gemplus test cards: Africa

Several Validation or Manufacturing Acceptance Cards and Engineering Sample, commonly called by collectors Test cards, have been produced by Gemplus during the years, for almost all the countries where they installed a chip card phone…

Storia delle schede italiane (3): le Fasce Orarie

History of Italian cards (3): Fasce Orarie

On the occasion of the Turin Motor Show of 1987, held in April at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, six new experimental telephone cards are sold to the public, three of 5000 and three of 10,000…

Storia delle schede italiane (4): la Serie Turistica

History of Italian cards (4): the Tourist Series

In the first months of 1989 five experimental telephone cards of 10.000 lire were issued by SIP, four with a deadline of 31.12.89 and one with a deadline of 30.06.90, with the main purpose of…

Collezioni tematiche

Thematic collections

Many phonecards, both national and international, depending on the topics they represent, exert a considerable fascination on some people who will be brought to collect them to be able to make a story, a documentation,…