Zaire, 1995

Zaire was the name of a sovereign state between 1971 and 1997 in Central Africa that is now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. Telecel, Africa‚Äôs first cellular service provider, was founded in 1986…

Peru, 1992

At the beginning of 90's, the telephone card system in Peru was operated by three different telcos, one private and two government: TELE 2000, Entel Peru and CPT. Coincidently the three launched their system at…

Canada, 1988

In Canada the so-called "remote-memory" cards were widely used, as well as in the United States. However, the first cards in use in the country were provided by GPT, for a field trial conducted at…

Brazil, 1987

Brazil is home to inductive cards, invented by Nelson G. Bardini in 1978, and thousands of different ones have been issued over the years. However, after several years of experimentation, it was only in 1992…

Bolivia, 1990

Several public telephone card systems were used in Bolivia over the years by various telephone companies: magnetic, inductive, chip, remote memory... however, the first telephone cards were issued by the Entel company and were supplied…

Belize, 1994

The US company Elcotel Inc. began testing a telephone system based on chip cards in 1995, but in reality a trial with inductive cards, of the type used in Brazil, was conducted the previous year.…

Anjouan, 2002

Anjouan (also known as Ndzuwani or Nzwani) is an island in the Islamic Federal Republic of Comoros. The island proclaimed its independence in 1997, and the secession was confirmed in a popular referendum in both…

Grenada, 1989

As for other Caribbean islands, also for Grenada GPT manufactured a set of 4 cards (EC$5.40, EC$10, EC$20, EC$40), all with the same picture on them, and the EC$5.40 value was included in the Cable…

Tokelau, 1997

Tokelau is a small dependent territory of New Zealand, it is located in the South Pacific Ocean and is formed by the atolls Atafu, Fakaofo and Nukunonu, which together form a portion of territory of…

Pitcairn, 1998

Famous for the affair of the mutineers of the Bounty, the island of Pitcairn is currently inhabited only by about fifty people, all descendants of the few who decided to remain on the island when…