Senegal, 1985

The first card used in Senegal was a Landis & Gyr that was supplied to oil platform workers. The card, a red “Sodeco” of 120 units with the code “006 + 6 numbers” and optic band of 2mm, was tapped on the payroll sheet at the end of the month, and for this reason most cards have a hole deriving precisely from the stapling machine. 5,000 were printed.
The following year the first public cards were issued: they were two Landis & Gyr blue cards with the Sonatel logo, one of 40 units, with 5,000 runs, and one of 120 units, with 45,000 circulation. In 1989 the chip card system was introduced.

Phonecards - Senegal 1985