Kiribati, 1999

Kiribati is an independent republic comprising the Gilbert, Phoenix and Line groups of islands, approximately halfway between Hawaii and Australia. About thirty public telephones, working with chip cards, were installed by the national company Telecom…

Vanuatu, 1992

Vanuatu, literally "the land that emerges from the sea", is an archipelago of central Melanesia, in the southern Pacific, more than 2,000 kilometers from the east coast of Australia. Telecom Vanuatu has been issuing chip…

North Macedonia, 1995

North Macedonia is a state of the Balkan peninsula in south-eastern Europe, born in 1991, when it separated peacefully from Yugoslavia, taking the name of the Republic of Macedonia or FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of…

Czech Republic, 1993

On January 1, 1993, Czechoslovakia split peacefully into two new countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Telecom Praha, the Czechoslovak national company, which had already issued several cards before the split, continued to operate in…

Lithuania, 1993

Lithuania is the southernmost of the Baltic republics and has an area slightly larger than neighboring Latvia; it was the first to gain independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. The national telephone company, Lietuvos…

Abkhazia, 2006

Abkhazia is a Caucasian territory located in the northwestern corner of Georgia, with the Black Sea in the south-west and the mountains in the Caucasus and Russia in the north-east. Claimed by Georgia, it proclaimed…

Guernsey, 1994

Guernsey is an island located in the English Channel, facing the northwest coast of France, administratively dependent on the British Crown. Guernsey Telecoms began issuing chip cards in 1994, with a series of three values…

Montenegro, 2000

Even though until 2 June 2006 the Republic of Montenegro was united to the Republic of Serbia with the name of Serbia and Montenegro, already in 2000 it began to issue its own chip cards.…

Serbia, 1997

After the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Republic of Serbia had joined Montenegro forming the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a name that in 2003 became the Union of Serbia and Montenegro. Following the referendum of 21…

Paraguay, 1997

What is commonly considered the first issue of Paraguay, in reality has never been used in that country or elsewhere. It is a Landis & Gyr 120 units and code 901A, produced in 1989. The…