NEW ZEALAND GSM CARDS.

These cards are used to hold smart chips which when inserted into a cellular phone enable to user to access cellular phone services anywhere within cellular coverage. The first company to introduce a service in New Zealand was the American Bell South Company which shortly afterwards was taken over by the English company Vodafone which has expanded the network.

We do not know the exact order of issue or dates of issue of these cards but they are arranged in what we consider to be the likely order of issue. For recent cards those with an orange colour are for use with pre-pay phones.

We show below the front of the cards at left and the reverse at right. We have few of these cards for sale and most are very scarce in intact condition.

GSMBellSouthFoundationf.jpg (28460 bytes) GSMBellSouthFoundationb.jpg (14812 bytes)

GSM.1.             Foundation Member card. This is New Zealand's first GSM card design

GSMBellSouthPromofront.jpg (29199 bytes) GSMBellSouthPromoback.jpg (22269 bytes)
This is a cardboard advertising or promotional card. It incorporates the date 1993 in its design. The individual numbers were used in a competition to win a GSM phone.
GSMBellSouthyellow2front.jpg (18242 bytes) GSMBellSouthyellow2b.jpg (14066 bytes)

GSM. 2.        This card has the chip embedded into the card itself and so the whole card had to be inserted into the cellphone.

GSMBellSouthyellow1front.jpg (17817 bytes) GSMBellSouthyellow1b.jpg (15681 bytes)

GSM. 3.         This card has a different shaped chip which is "Gemplus" branded.

GSMBSordf.jpg (26789 bytes) GSMBSordb.jpg (22210 bytes)

GSM. 4.                                  This card has a push out chip.

GSMBellSouthWeTalkf.jpg (18352 bytes) GSMBellSouthWeTalkb.jpg (16257 bytes)

GSM. 5.                                  "We're talking mobile"at foot.

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GSM. 6.                         "We're talking mobile"at foot. Embedded chip.

GSMBellSouthWeTalkPromof.jpg (18355 bytes) GSMBellSouthWeTalkPromob.jpg (8831 bytes)
This is a promotional carboard dummy card.
GSMBSsat1f.jpg (19506 bytes) GSMBSsat1b.jpg (16143 bytes)

GSM. 7.                With text "Not just talk" at foot.   Unknown chip design.

GSMBSsat2f.jpg (19664 bytes) GSMBSsat2b.jpg (18318 bytes)

GSM. 8.       With text "Not just talk" at foot.   Unknown chip design but diff to previous.

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GSM. 9.                      With text "Not just talk" at foot.   Square chip rounded cells

GSMBellSouthNotjusttalkf.jpg (21156 bytes) GSMBellSouthNotjusttalk2b.jpg (17310 bytes)

GSM. 10.                           With text "Not just talk" at foot.   Circular chip

GSMBellSouthNotjusttalk3f.jpg (18852 bytes) (Reverse illustration not available)

GSM. 11.                                 With text "Not just talk" at foot.   Embedded chip

GSMBellSouthHoriz.jpg (20553 bytes) (Reverse illustration not available)

GSM. 12.                                This card has an embedded chip and a vertical format

GSMVodaredarrow1f.jpg (14125 bytes) GSMVodaredarrow1b.jpg (20816 bytes)

GSM. 13.           Branded Vodafone with arrow at bottom left and rounded square chip.

GSMVodareddiffb.jpg (14363 bytes) GSMVodareddiffbb.jpg (13995 bytes)

GSM. 14.           Branded Vodafone with arrow at bottom left and unknown chip.                                               Card has perforations to access chip.

GSMVodaredline1f.jpg (14826 bytes) (Reverse illustration not available)

G.S.M. 15.             Branded Vodafone with vertical line at left and square chip.

GSMVodaorgflatf.jpg (17463 bytes) GSMVodaorgflatb.jpg (18669 bytes)

G.S.M. 16.                                          With arrow and flat text

GSMVodaorgembosf.jpg (24201 bytes) GSMVodaorgembosb.jpg (20708 bytes)

G.S.M. 17.                                   With new design and 32k chip.

GSM19front.jpg (24575 bytes)

GSM19back.jpg (31247 bytes)

G.S.M. 18.                                 With mainly red front and 32k+ chip

VodaGSM32kredf.jpg (16218 bytes) VodaGSM32kredb.jpg (21243 bytes)

G.S.M. 19.                  With red & White front, horizontal back & 32K chip

VodaGSMsim2f.jpg (26101 bytes) VodaGSMsim2back.jpg (28344 bytes)

G.S.M. 20.                         This card has the new sim2 chip.

GSMVoda21bf.jpg (16092 bytes) GSMVoda21bb.jpg (19410 bytes)

G.S.M. 21.                            With GSM Digital text at left.

GSMVoda32KSim222b.jpg (16487 bytes) GSMVoda32KSim222back.jpg (20463 bytes)

G.S.M. 22.          This card  is white and black and has a large Sim2 design

GSM23front.jpg (20105 bytes) GSM23back.jpg (20868 bytes)

G.S.M. 23.                         With large Sim2 chip branding.

GSMVodaSim232k03f.jpg (17127 bytes) GSMVodaSim232k03b.jpg (23688 bytes)

G.S.M. 24.    2003  With large Sim2 chip and GSM DIGITAL text at left.

GSMVodaSim2diffprepayf.jpg (19947 bytes) GSMVodaSim2diffprepayb.jpg (20285 bytes)

G.S.M. 25.    2003  Prepay with large Sim2 chip and GSM DIGITAL text at left.

GSM061f.jpg (18011 bytes) GSM061b.jpg (21636 bytes)

G.S.M. 26.    2005 with large Sim2 64k chip and GSM DIGITAL text at left.

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G.S.M. 27.     2005 Prepay (with large Sim2 128k chip?) and GSM DIGITAL text at left. Note the different call number (777...) on the reverse from that on G.S.M. 24 card.

GSM062f.jpg (18714 bytes) GSM062b.jpg (22663 bytes)

G.S.M. 28.  2005 with large Sim2 128k chip and GSM DIGITAL text at left

GSM063f.jpg (18251 bytes) GSM063b.jpg (21795 bytes)
G.S.M. 29.  2005 with large Sim2 128k chip (diff) and GSM DIGITAL text at left.
G.S.M. 30.  2007 with 128k Sim chip and GSM DIGITAL text at left.

G.S.M. 31.  2007 Pre-Pay with 128k Sim chip and GSM DIGITAL text at left.

We would appreciate reports of other designs and especially good quality scans of both front and back of the cards concerned.   Please email us at steve@phonecards.co.nz


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