Definitive CardsBoth Telecom Eireann and Eircom released definitive ranges of Callcards. These definitive cards were quite common to find, as they generally had very large print runs. There were some exceptions to this rule, particularly when is comes to the earlier and later sets, as well as some chipset variations.

As Definitive cards were typically produced and run continuously for 3-4 years, numerous varieties of these cards have been produced. Varieties include different chipsets, addresses, batch information etc. included on the card. For example the Cottage definitive Callcards have at least 60 known varieties! The Cottage card was produced between 1991 and 1994.

As can be seen in the picture, some definitive sets were available in special collectable wallets and cardboard sleeves. This wallet pictured is entitled "Irish Legends Series 1994".

The Definitive sets include:

Culture and Landscapes

  • 5 Unit - Teddy Bear
  • 10 Unit - Irish Horse Racing
  • 20 Unit - Cottage
  • 50 Unit - EC City of Culture and Trinity College Dublin
  • 100 Unit - Rock of Cashel and An tOireachtas Dancers

Irish Legends (Mythology) Set

Comprising of four different phone cards, this set contained:

  • 10 Unit – Niamh from Tir na nOg
  • 20 Unit – Aoife and the Children of Lir
  • 50 Unit – Deirdre of the Sorrows
  • 100 Unit – Oisin Returning from Tir na nOg

Culture Set

Comprising of five different cards, this set contained:

  • 5 Unit – Tourism
  • 10 Unit – Literature
  • 20 Unit – Music
  • 50 Unit – Science
  • 100 Unit – Economy

Productivity “With us” set

Comprising of five different cards, this set contained:

  • 5 Unit – Work With Us
  • 10 Unit – Grow With Us
  • 20 Unit – Live Life with Us
  • 50 Unit – Relax With Us
  • 100 Unit – Learn With Us

Simply Talk

Eircoms final definitive set, this set consisted of five different Callcards, however used cash values instead of units. As this set was released just after the year 2000, earlier Simply Talk cards use both Irish Punt and Euro denominations

  • £3 Simply Talk and €4 Simply Talk
  • £5 Simply Talk + 20% Free and €7 + €1 Free Simply Talk and €7 + €3 Free Simply Talk
  • £10 + 50% Free and €15 + €5 Free and €15 + €10 Free and €15 Orange phone

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