Congo (Democratic Republic), 1995

Very little is known about the cards that were used in this country when it was still called Zaire. They were issued by the Telecel company and they were thin magnetic cards, a little thicker…

Namibia, 1993

Following a few months of field trials with cards provided by South African Telkor, the first regular cards were issued in December 1993. Produced by GPT, they had the facial value expressed in Rand (R…

South Africa, 1993

Many systems and many types of cards have been tested in South Africa, both by Telkom, the national telephone company, and by other companies, such as Telkor, MTN, Transtel, Temsa, and others, making this an…

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…

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…

Uganda, 1992

A series of four magnetic cards, supplied by the Japanese Tamura, was used in Uganda since 1992. It consisted of four values: 50, 100, 500 and 1000 units, and it should be noted that the…

Togo, 1990

Before moving to the chip system, Togo used the magnetic card telephone system installed by Autelca for five years. In this period only two cards were issued, which exploited the design that had been adopted…

Tanzania, 1992

Most collectors believe that the first issue of Tanzania dates back to 1993, with the pair of Landis & Gyr cards depicting Mount Kilimanjaro and code 302A. In reality it is not so, the two…

Swaziland, 1998

Cards with chips were issued by Swaziland P. & T. Corporation. The first two were a pair of values with expiration date 03/2000: E10, depicting a card phone, and E20, with the image of His…

Sudan, 1997

The Sudatel company issued the first telephone card in 1997: it was a card with Gemplus GEM2 chip and a circulation of 42,000 copies. The 1998 calendar was printed on the back. Following this, other…