Ivory Coast, 1988

The history of telephone cards in Ivory Coast began in 1988, when ONT (National Telecommunications Office) installed 206 public card-operated phones in the capital and other strategic places. The phones were provided by the Swiss Autelca, together with the cards, which were simple white cards with magnetic stripe, printed in blue and bearing the ONT logo. 4 values were issued: 1000, 2500, 5000 and 9950 FCFA, which remained in use until 1991. In that year the CI-Telcom was created, which since then will manage the Telecommunications in the Country, and in fact the following cards will show the logo of this new Company.