Global Chipcard Alliance (Telecom Eireann)
Pictured is the Irish Edition Telecom Eireann Global Chipcard Alliance (G.C.A) Callcard.
The Global Chipcard Alliance was founded in October 1996 by US West Communications, PTT Telecom Netherlands/Unisource, GTE, Bell Canada and Telekom Malaysia. The GCA was committed to worldwide inter
operable networks, increased chip card functionality and widespread installation of terminal systems.
The GCA issued a special 10 card circular folder, with phonecards from all participating membership countries, including one from Ireland (pictured above).
Please see to the right, an example of the GCA card set. (Credits: SCCC)