Cuba, 1993

Chip cards issued by Etecsa (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba SA) have been widely used on the island for several years since 1994. However, the first public telephone cards were issued by Intertel (Empresa Internacional…

Cayman Islands, 1986

The Cayman Islands, an autonomous British Overseas Territory, are located in the western part of the Caribbean Sea and consist of three islands. Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The first phonecards used were…

British Virgin Islands, 1989

The British Virgin Islands are a British overseas territory and are part of the Virgin Islands volcanic archipelago in the Antilles Sea, divided between the United Kingdom and the United States of America. They include…

Barbados, 1989

Barbados is an independent island nation, part of the Lesser Antilles, located on the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The first telephone cards used were provided by Cable & Wireless and…

Antigua & Barbuda, 1989

Antigua and Barbuda is a former British possession, became independent since 1981, composed of the two homonymous islands and several smaller islands. The first telephone cards used were provided by Cable & Wireless and produced…

Anguilla, 1989

Anguilla is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean, the most northerly of the Leeward islands in the Lesser Antilles. The first telephone cards used were provided by Cable & Wireless and produced by…

Made in Brazil: the inductive cards

Most of the minor (in the sense of number of telcos supplied) manufacturers employ magstripe technology of no startling originality but Brazil has developed its own technology which is quite unlike anything else currently in…

Trinidad & Tobago, 1987

Trinidad & Tobago is known among collectors especially for its beautiful GPT cards, issued since 1992. However, in the previous five years, a telephone system was installed that used the magnetic cards produced by Autelca.…

Costa Rica, 1989

A set of 3 magnetic cards with deep notch was issued by GPT: 50 units (15,000 printed), 100 units (7,500), and 800 units (2,500) and they went on trial in 1989. After some years of…

Argentina, 1991

The first phonecards which have been used in Argentina were issued by Telef√≥nica de Argentina and produced by Italian firm Urmet. They were two cards with face value of 100 and 200 units as the…