Israel, 1988

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Israel in June 1988, two prototypes of a public telephone operated by cards were presented. The cards, just 300, were supplied by the Swiss Landis & Gyr and then overprinted in Israel. The optical cards of Landis & Gyr were issued by the national telephone company Bezeq in large quantities and several subjects for many years. In 1994, some tests were conducted with chip-based telephone cards provided by Landis & Gyr within some Israeli universities, and the first chip issued by Bezeq again had a circulation of only 300 copies, which certainly did not facilitate the search for the first emissions of this nation!