Russia, 1991

Following the disintegration of the USSR, officialized on December 26, 1991, the Comstar company, which already provided telephone cards and services to the Soviet Union, continued to issue GPT magnetic cards for the new Russian…

Northern Cyprus, 1992

Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (in Turkish Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti, in the KKTC abbreviation), is a self-proclaimed republic not recognized by the international community that extends in the northern part…

Turkmenistan, 1995

A public trial was conducted by Turkmentelekom, with the magnetic card phone system developed by Alcatel. For the occasion two cards were produced, a test of 50 units, and a public one of 10 units,…

Kyrgyzstan, 1996

A series of 4 phone cards, supplied by Alcatel, was issued by Kyrgyz Telecom with face values of 10, 20, 40 and 100 units. The cards depicted local landscapes and were the only Alcatel cards…

Kazakhstan, 1994

In Kazakhstan the first telephone cards were magnetic, and were supplied by Alcatel in 1994. These were 4 cards with face values in US dollars: $ 5, $ 10, $ 20 and $ 50, issued…

Azerbaijan, 1993

The Alcatel magnetic card system was used in Azerbaijan since 1993. The first cards issued were a series of 6, with views of Baku, the capital: 3 with a value of 300 units and 3…

Several systems tested in Turkey

Turkey is a state located in western Asia, which includes a limited part of the territory in Europe, corresponding to the eastern part of Thrace. European Turkey and Asiatic Turkey are separated from the Bosphorus,…

Alcatel Bell magnetic cards

Alcatel Bell are magnetic cards manufactured in Belgium but they didn't have a great diffusion among worldwide Telecoms, having been Turkey their main utilizer. The cards are a little like Autelca cards, with a magnetic…