Welcome to the Test, Maintenance and Dummy Callcards section. Here you will find:
- Demonstration cards: These cards were supplied to Telecom eireann by various manufacturers and were used to test various phonecard chipsets with the Telecom eireann cardphone hardware.
- Dummy cards: These cards were printed however a chip was never installed. Little is known about why Dummy cards exist. A common theory is that cards were printed in a separate factory to where the chips were installed. A variety of demonstration cards exsist such as with a hole removed or with no hole removed.
- Test cards: As the name suggests these cards were produced to test the cardphone hardware. These cards differ from Demonstration cards as they will be encoded with a chipset known to work with a Telecom eireann cardphone. They were used for general maintenance tasks.
Can you help?... did you or someone you know work for Telecom eireann or the Eircom payphone division? I am currently actively seeking test cards both for my own personal collection and to include them on this website. If you have any of these cards please get in here for my contact details.
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