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…

Anjouan, 2002

Anjouan (also known as Ndzuwani or Nzwani) is an island in the Islamic Federal Republic of Comoros. The island proclaimed its independence in 1997, and the secession was confirmed in a popular referendum in both…

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…