Indonesia, 1988

Indonesian telephone company, state-owned, was called Perumtel when they started to issue phonecards in November 1988 using the magnetic system, with cards supplied by Japanese company Tamura. The first set of cards bore the same picture but there were 4 values of 20 (20,000 ex.), 80 (5,000), 140 (5,000) and 1,000 units (2,000). All cards had a silver back and bars on front. Following this first set, several hundreds different phonecards were issued; in 1988, Perumtel name changed to Telkom so it’s easy to recognize the earliest phonecards issued.