Faroe Islands, 1993

The Faroe Islands are a subarctic archipelago of 18 islands, located off the northern coast of Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the north of the Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Iceland and Norway. The islands…

France, 1978

Before finally installing the public telephone system based on chip cards, France Telecom conducted in 1978 some trials based on magnetic cards provided by Landis & Gyr, and then installed, in 1980, a system provided…

Magnetic cards, various

In addition to the most known magnetic cards manufactured by main firms, there are several other kinds of phonecards which use this system, developed in different ways, even if most of them have a ferrite…

Jordan, 1986

For several years, the only existing phonecards in Jordan were magnetic cards, issued by the Telecommunication Corporation and used for a field test of a public telephone system. The values were three (100, 500 and…

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…

Bulgaria, 1988

Following some experiments started in 1981, the first series of public telephone cards saw the light in 1988. They were four magnetic cards, with values of 1, 2, 5 and 10 leva, with the same…

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…