www.phonebox.info

 

 

The 1998 list of phonecard manufacturers by country.
 
Albania - Alcatel Bell Trial Card

 

Algeria Smart Gemplus -

 

Andorra Smart Schlumberger -

 

Anguilla - GPT Caribbean Series

 

Antigua Magnetic GPT -

 

Antigua Smart GPT -

 

Ascension magnetic GPT, Datacard -

 

Argentina smart Schlumberger, Telefonica

 

Gemplus

 

Argentina Optical Landis & Gyr Provinox

 

Argentina Magnetic Urmet Telecom

 

Argentina Smart Gemplus Telecom

 

Aruba Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Austria Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Australia Magnetic - Payphonics

 

Australia Magnetic - Pay*Tels

 

Australia Optical - Telecom

 

Azerbaijan Smart Schlumberger, -

 

Alcatel Bell

 

Bahamas Smart Gemplus -

 

Bahrain Magnetic GPT -

 

Bangladesh Magnetic Urmet -

 

Belgium Optical Alcatel Bell -

 

Belgium Smart Alcatel Bell -

 

Benin Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Bermuda Smart Gemplus -

 

Bolivia Magnetic Tamura -

 

Botswana Smart Solaic -

 

Brazil Inductive - -

 

Brazil Magnetic - Bus cardphone

 

Brunei Magnetic Ascom Autelca -

 

BVI (1) Magnetic GPT Caribbean Series

 

Burkina Smart Schlumberger -

 

Burkina Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Burundi Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Bulgaria - GPT Betkom

 

Cambodia Magnetic Amritsu -

 

Cameroon Smart Schlumberger, -

 

Gemplus

 

Cameroon Magnetic Ascom Autelca -

 

Canada - Landis & Gyr BTel

 

Canada Remote - Bell

 

Canada - - Phoneline Int.

 

Canada Magnetic - Calgary

 

Cayman I. - Datacard -

 

Cayman I. - GPT -

 

Cape Verde Optical Landis & Gyr Previously in use

 

Cape Verde Smart Schlumberger Now in use

 

CAR (2) Smart Schlumberger -

 

CAR Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Chile Smart Gemplus -

 

Chile Magnetic Tamura -

 

China Magnetic GPT Shenda Telephone

 

China - - Shenzen

 

China - - Beijing

 

China - - Guangzhou

 

Cyprus Magnetic GPT -

 

Czech Smart GPT Prague CityCard

 

Colombia Magnetic Tamura Barranquilla

 

Colombia Smart Alcatel Bell Local Company

 

Congo Smart Schlumberger Braziville

 

Cook I. Magnetic GPT -

 

Costa Rica Magnetic GPT -

 

Costa Rica Smart Schlumberger -

 

Croatia Smart Amper, Gemplus -

 

Cuba Smart Schlumberger -

 

Curacao Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Cyprus Magnetic GPT -

 

Denmark Smart - KTAS

 

Diego G. Magnetic Ascom Autelca Cable & Wireless

 

Djbouti Smart Schlumberger Chip in AFNOR Position

 

Dominica Magnetic GPT Caribbean Series

 

Egypt - Gemplus Africa Telecom

 

Egypt - Schlumberger Special Event Cards

 

Egypt Magnetic Amritsu -

 

Estonia - Landis & Gyr Estonian Telecom

 

Estonia Magnetic Alcatel Bell On Trial

 

EG (3) Smart Schlumberger Chip in AFNOR Position

 

Falkands - Datacard Cable & Wireless

 

Falklands Magnetic Alcatel Bell On Trial

 

Faroes - DZ Danmark -

 

Fiji Magnetic GPT Fintel (C&W)

 

Fiji Magnetic GPT Post & Telecom NZ

 

Finland Smart Avant Avant Electronic Purse

 

France Smart Solaic, Gemplus France Telecom,

 

Schlumberger Chip in ISO Position

 

France Smart Monetel -

 

France Smart Smart Ingeniere Private Cardphones

 

Fr.Poly Smart Schlumberger -

 

Gabon Smart Schlumberger -

 

Gabon Magnetic Ascom Autelca -

 

Gambia Smart Schlumberger, -

 

Gemplus

 

Gibraltar Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Ghana Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Ghana Smart Schlumberger -

 

GB Smart Delphic Cambridge Telephones, plan to

 

launch Cardphones & Chipcards

 

GB Smart GPT, Gemplus, BT start converting all card

 

Schlumberger and cashphones this year.

 

GB Optical Landis & Gyr BT, now being phased out.

 

GB Smart Siemens ACC, private site service

 

GB Magnetic GPT Mercury, being phased out

 

GB Magnetic Ascom Autelca Kite, took over from IPLS

 

GB - GPT BR Telecom, railway payphones

 

Greece Smart GPT, Gemplus -

 

Grenada Smart GPT Caribbean Series

 

Guatemala Smart Gemplus About to be introduced

 

Guernsey Smart GPT Guernsey Telecom

 

Guinea B. Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Guinea C. Smart Schlumberger -

 

Hong Kong Remote GPT Telecom

 

Hong Kong Magnetic Ascom Autelca -

 

Hungary Smart GPT, Gemplus -

 

Iceland Smart Schlumberger Radiomidun, ship to shore use

 

Iceland Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

India Smart Aplab, Urmet SGS-Thomson Module

 

Indonesia Magnetic Tamura Indonesia Telkom

 

Iran Smart Solaic Square Centred Contact

 

Ireland Smart Gemplus, Telecom Eireann

 

Schlumeberger

 

Ireland Smart Gemplus Superphone, Ferries & Buses

 

Isle of Man Smart GPT -

 

Israel Optical Landis & Gyr Bezeq

 

Italy Magnetic Urmet -

 

Ivory C'st Magnetic Ascom Autelca CI Telecom

 

Jamaica Magnetic GPT -

 

Japan Remote - -

 

Japan Magnetic Tamuru, Anritsu NTT

 

Jersey - McCorquodale, GPT Jersey Telecom

 

Jordan Magnetic Ascom Autelca? PTT, withdrawn

 

Kazakhstan Smart Schlumberger AlmaAta, Trial card

 

S.Korea Magnetic Ascom Autelca -

 

Kuwait Magnetic GPT, Tamura -

 

Latvia - Alcatel Bell -

 

Lebanon Smart Schlumberger Chip in AFNOR Position

 

Libya Smart Gemplus Chip in AFNOR Position

 

Lithuania Magnetic Urmet -

 

Lux'bourg Smart Schlumberger, -

 

Gemplus

 

Macau Magnetic GPT CTM

 

Macedonia Smart Schlumberger -

 

Madagascar Smart Schlumberger -

 

Malaysia Magnetic GPT Uniphone, smart cards soon

 

Maldives Magnetic GPT -

 

Mali Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Mali Smart Schlumberger -

 

Malta Smart Schlumberger -

 

Mauritius Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Mexico Smart Monetel, Gemplus, Telmex

 

Schlumberger,

 

Anritsu

 

Mexico Smart Amper, Gemplus, Telnor

 

GPT

 

Micronesia Magnetic Tamura FSMTC

 

Micronesia Magnetic Tamura MTC

 

Monaco Smart Gemplus, Solaic, -

 

Schlumberger

 

Monserrat Magnetic GPT Caribbean Series

 

Morocco Smart Schlumberger Alfatel, field trial

 

Morocco Optical Landis & Gyr For GATT Meeting

 

Namibia Smart GPT -

 

N.Caledonia Smart Schlumberger Chip in AFNOR Position

 

N.Zealand - - Global Telecom Systems,

 

about to launch 1st cards

 

N.Zealand Remote GPT Telecom NZ

 

Netherlands Smart Solaic, Gemplus, PTT Telecom

 

SDU Payphones accept optical,

 

magnetic & smartcards

 

Netherlands Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Nicaragua Smart Gemplus -

 

Niger Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Nigeria Magnetic Ascom Autelca -

 

Nigeria Smart Schlumberger, AVE

 

Gemplus

 

Norway Smart Schlumberger, -

 

Gemplus

 

Norway Magnetic - Long Distance railcard

 

Oman Magnetic GPT -

 

Pakistan - Landis & Gyr Telecom Foundation

 

Pakistan Smart Schlumberger -

 

Pakistan Magnetic Urmet Telips, partnership with

 

Telefon & Int. Payphones

 

Papua N.G. Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Peru Smart Solaic Telepoint

 

Peru Smart Gemplus Provincial Telco

 

Peru Magnetic Tamura -

 

Philippines Magnetic GPT Eastern Telecom

 

Philippines Magnetic DZ Danmark -

 

Poland Optical Landis & Gyr Trial Cards

 

Poland Magnetic Urmet Trial Cards

 

Poland Smart Schlumberger Trial Cards

 

Portugal Smart Schlumberger Telecom Portugal

 

Portugal Optical Landis & Gyr Telecom Portugal

 

Portugal Smart Schlumberger TLP

 

Puerto Rico - - Puerto Rico Telecom, mainly

 

for US islands

 

Puerto Rico Remote - Trescom, expected shortly

 

Qatar Magnetic Ascom Autelca -

 

Romania Smart Schlumberger Rom Telecom

 

Romania Smart Alcatel -

 

Romania Smart Gemplus Emcom

 

Romania Magnetic - Telefonica Romania, attendant

 

operated

 

Russia Smart Gemplus Moscow cellular Systems

 

Russia Smart Gemplus St. Petersburg, field trials

 

Russia Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Russia Magnetic GPT Peterstar, owned with GPT

 

Russia Magnetic GPT Nakhoda

 

Russia Magnetic GPT Sakhalin Telecom

 

Russia - Alcatel Bell Combelga, installation soon

 

Sao Tome Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

San Marino - Urmet -

 

Saudi Magnetic GPT -

 

Senegal Smart Schlumberger,

 

Gemplus

 

Seychelles Optical Landis & Gyr Cable & Wireless

 

Singapore Smart Gemplus, GPT -

 

Sierra L. Magnetic Urmet -

 

Slovakia Smart GPT Slovakian Telecom

 

Solomon I. Magnetic GPT -

 

Sth. Africa Smart GPT Telkom SA

 

Sth. Africa Smart Solaic Transtel

 

Sth. Africa Smart - Telkor, International Payphone

 

Conference

 

Sth. Africa - - Transnet Railways

 

Slovenia Smart Gemplus -

 

Spain Smart - CabiTel

 

Spain Smart - Telefonica

 

Sri Lanka Optical GPT -

 

Sri Lanka Magnetic Anritsu Sri Lanka Telecom

 

St Helena Magnetic GPT -

 

St Lucia Magnetic GPT Caribbean Series

 

St Kitts Magnetic GPT Caribbean Series

 

St Martin Smart Gemplus Chip in AFNOR Position

 

St Vincent Magnetic GPT Caribbean Series

 

Sweden Optical Landis & Gyr Stena Link Ferries

 

Sweden Magnetic - -

 

Sweden Smart - Televerket

 

Switz'land Smart - From 1996

 

Switz'land Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Syria Magnetic Urmet -

 

Taiwan Opticla Landis & Gyr -

 

Tanzania - Landis & Gyr Trial cards

 

Tchad Smart Gemplus, -

 

Schlumberger

 

Thailand Optical Landis & Gyr Field Trials

 

Thailand Smart GPT Lenso Phone, for International

 

Use.

 

Togo Magnetic GPT Rumoured to be changing to

 

smartcard

 

Tonga - GPT -

 

T&T (4) Magnetic GPT -

 

Tunisia Optical Urmet Field Trials

 

Tunisia Smart Schlumberger -

 

Turkey Magnetic Alcatel Bell -

 

Turkey Optical Landis & Gyr -

 

Turkey Smart Schlumberger Event Card

 

T&C (5) Magnetic GPT Caribbean Series

 

Ukraine Magnetic Ascom Autelca -

 

Uganda Magnetic Tamura -

 

UAE Magnetic Tamura -

 

Uraguay Magnetic Tamura -

 

USA Remote - ACI, small new company

 

USA Remote - AFSCOM, military

 

USA Smart Schlumberger Alaska, fish processing plants

 

USA Magnetic/ - Americtech, Known as Coinsavers

 

Remote

 

USA Remote - Ameratel, launch soon

 

USA Remote - American Public & Private Comms

 

USA Remote - Amerivox

 

USA Remote - AT&T

 

USA Remote - Bell Atlantic

 

USA Magnetic - Bell South

 

USA Remote - Cable & Wireless

 

USA Remote - Cardcaller, maybe withdrawn

 

USA Remote - CCT, minor player

 

USA Smart Schlumberger Comsat, ship to shore

 

USA Remote - Communications Gateway Network

 

USA Remote - Connect 1 Comms

 

USA Remote - Conquest 6, debit card

 

USA Remote - DCD Comms, dialback service

 

USA Magnetic Tamura FSMTC

 

USA Remote - Fone America

 

USA Remote - Global Telecomms Solutions

 

USA Remote - Gophone/Actionline, uses

 

Amerivox system

 

USA Magnetic Tamura GTE Hawaii

 

USA Remote - Metromedia Comms Corp

 

USA Magnetic Tamura MTC. Nt. Marianna Islands

 

USA Magnetic Tamura NYNEX

 

USA Remote - Peoples Telephone Co, prompts

 

in 12 languages

 

USA Remote - Phoneline USA

 

USA Remote - Phonetime

 

USA Remote - Quest Comms

 

USA Remote - Select Net

 

USA Remote - Sprint

 

USA Magnetic Tamura Teleconcepts

 

USA Remote - Renewal through credit card

 

debit

 

USA Remote - Telekey, uses 9 languages

 

USA Remote - Timemachine, uses autorenewal

 

USA Remote - Teletext, uses 9 languages

 

USA Remote - Varetic Telecom

 

USA Smart Gemplus US West

 

USA Smart Schlumberger US South

 

USA Remote - Western Union

 

USA Remote - Worldwide Comms

 

UN - - Telepax, cards for peace

 

related projects

 

Uzbekistan Smart Schlumberger -

 

Vatican Magnetic Urmet -

 

Vanuatu Smart Schlumberger -

 

Venezuela Smart Solaic, Gemplus CANTV

 

Venezuela Smart Solaic Yellow Pages

 

Vietnam - - Telecom Australia

 

Vietnam Smart Schlumberger Trials in Hanoi

 

Vietnam Magnetic Sapura Hanoi City PTT

 

W&F (6) Smart Schlumberger Chip in AFNOR Position

 

Yemen Magnetic Ascom Autelca TeleYemen

 

 

 

 

 

(1) British Virgin Isles

 

(2) Central African Republic

 

(3) Equatorial Guinea

 

(4) Trinidad & Tobago

 

(5) Turks & Caicos

 

(6) Wallace & Fortuna