E-PHONE

In January 2000 it was announced that Voyager Phone was purchased by E-Phone and that voyager cards would be replaced by E-Phone cards from 15th February 2000 according to a public release from Bob Barraket, the E-Phone Chief Executive.

2000 (February) VOYAGER REDRAWN GLOBE DESIGN

ephoneglobe$5.jpg (13806 bytes)

$5 Globes

ephoneOrigGlobe$10.jpg (14158 bytes)

$10 Globes

ephoneglobe$20.jpg (14076 bytes)

$20 Globes

ephoneglobe$30.jpg (14309 bytes)

$30 Globes

ephoneglobe$50.jpg (13507 bytes)

$50 Globes

Note: The above series has several printings which can be distinguised by their backs. The first printings have a large size e and are on plasticised carboard while later ones have a smaller e and are on thin plastic. Some cards have a three panels of instructions while others have four.

2000 (Late) White "e" AMENDED DESIGN

ephonewhiteletters$10.jpg (13676 bytes)

$10 White "e" printing

Note: The above card has a white e at bottom left instead of the usual red coloured e. The card also has a different back from the previous printings.

2001 OVERPRINTED "NOT FOR RESALE"

Ephoneglobe$5notresale.jpg (13961 bytes)

$5 Globes.

Note: The above card has the words "Not for Resale" in black type below the price.

Note: Cards showing the above Globe designs but with a green background colour exist with ephone branding. However they also have ezi-phone branding and all factors indicate they were issued by ezi-phone so they are listed there.

2000 HOWICK BY THE SEA

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$5 Howick

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$10 Howick

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$20 Howick

2000 MILLENNIUM FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD

ephoneMillFinan$2.jpg (13309 bytes)

$2 Sunrise

2000 E-PHONE REPRESENTITIVE GIFT CARD

ephoneBaguley$2.jpg (11953 bytes)

$2 David Baguley

ephoneBusinessHawarden.jpg (13231 bytes)

$2 Rosanne Hawarden

ephoneBus$2Lewis.jpg (11799 bytes)

$2 Ursula Lewis

ephoneBobBarraket.jpg (11783 bytes)

$2 Bob Barraket

ephoneSuzieDias.jpg (11639 bytes)

$2 Suzie Diaz

Note: It is believed that similar cards with other e-phone staff members names also exist.

2000 E-SCHOOL "STARS FOR SCHOOLS" CHARITABLE TRUST

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$2 E-School Card

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$5 E-School card

2000 EXCURSIONS ROTORUA TOURISM SERIES

ephoneDayTrippa$2.jpg (18248 bytes)

$2 Day Trippa

ephoneDayTripper$5.jpg (19610 bytes)

$5 Day Trippa

ephoneExcursion$10.jpg (14833 bytes)

$10 Mt Tarawera

ephoneDayTrippa$20.jpg (16164 bytes)

$20 Day Trippa

ephoneExcursion$30.jpg (16684 bytes)

$30 Tarawera crater

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$50 Geyser/waterfall

Note: Cards with similar designs were also issued under the Comunica brand.

2000 BALLOONS OVER WAIKATO

ephoneBalloon$5.jpg (15958 bytes)

$5 Balloon

ephoneBalloons$10.jpg (14843 bytes)

$10 Balloon

2000 E-PHONE HELLO JAPAN

ephonehelloJap$10.jpg (15938 bytes)

$10 Mt. Cook

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$20 Mt. Cook

Note:  These cards exist on a thick card with a heavy shine and a thinner card with a matt finish.

2000 MAXI-SAVE PUVANA CARD SERIES

ephonePuvana$5.jpg (14660 bytes)

$5 Flags & Globes

ephonePurvana$10.jpg (15071 bytes)

$10 Flags & Globes

ephonePurvana$20.jpg (15726 bytes)

$20 Flags & Globes

ePhonePuvana$30.jpg (15334 bytes)

$30 Flags & Globes

ephonePurvana$50.jpg (15605 bytes)

$50 Flag & Globes

Note: These cards have the flags of various Indian sub-continent countries and indicate that the cards offers special cheap rates to the sub-continent.

2000 E-CLUB GOLD TOLL CARD

ephoneClub$5plus$2.jpg (15187 bytes)

$5 Gold plus $2 bonus

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$10 Gold & $3 Bonus

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$20 Gold & $4 Bonus

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$30 Gold plus $5 bonus

Note: The $5 and the $30 cards in the above series were both quickly withdrawn as they had been loaded with the wrong amounts. The $5 plus $2 card had $30 plus $5 bonus loaded onto it while the $30 plus $5 bonus card only had $5 plus $2.50 credit loaded.

2000 (Printed 22-9-2000) E-CLUB GOLD CARD (without bonus)

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$10 Gold card.

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$20 Gold card.

Note: It is believed there were plans for a $100 value card but this has never been sighted.

2000 Maxi-Save Enlarged Numbers Globes Series

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$5 Large numbers

ePhoneMaxiBlueNew$10.jpg (13132 bytes)

$10 Large numbers

ephonebluelarge$20.jpg (13528 bytes)

$20 Large numbers

Note: The above series also differs from the earlier series in that it is printed on cardboard rather than thin plastic and also has a large bar code panel on the reverse.  It is possible that other values exist.

2000 Maxi-Save Globes Carboard folder series

Ephonemaxisavefold$5.jpg (25863 bytes)

$5 Maxi-Save

ephonemaxicard$10.jpg (25826 bytes)

$10 Maxi-Save

ephoneMaxisaveblur$20fold.jpg (26930 bytes)

$20 Maxi-Save

These cards were first noticed  in September 2000. They have stick on bar codes on their reverse indicating they were probably a short term or emergency printing.

2000 GLOBAL SHOPPING RED CARD

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($  ) Rechargeable Red Card

2000 (December) E-GLOBE MAXI-SAVE. Plastic Cards.

ephoneNet$5.jpg (12161 bytes)

$5 Globe

ephoneNet$10.jpg (12187 bytes)

$10 Globe

ephoneNet$20.jpg (12481 bytes)

$20 Globe

ephonemaxinew$30.jpg (11902 bytes)

$30 Globe

Ephonenewsingle$50.jpg (12671 bytes)

$50 Globe

In December 2000 ephone announced they were getting out of the phonecard business and subsequently came under the influence of NetTel. It is unclear if this is a partnership, a subsidiary arrangement or if the ephone name is henceforth only a marketing difference used by NetTel.  Some subsequent card have carried both NetTel and ephone branding while others have only had ephone branding.

2001 (February) E-GLOBE MAXI-SAVE. Cardboard Cards.

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$5 Globe

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$10 Globe

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$20 Globe

Note: the above cards differ from the previous series in that they are printed on cardboard rather than a thin plastic.

2001 (May) E-PHONE MAXI-SAVE SERIES

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$5 ephone Globe

NetTelephonelogo$10.jpg (13547 bytes)

$10 ephone Globe

NetTelEphoneLogoBlack$20.jpg (13680 bytes)

$20 ephone Globe

ephoneNetLogo$30a.jpg (13539 bytes)

$30 ephone Globe

EphoneNetTel$50logos.jpg (13367 bytes)

$50 ephone Globe

Note: these cards are the first incorporating both a NetTel and a ephone design.

2001 (June) E-PHONE MAXI-SAVE SERIES -New Logo

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$5 Value - NetTel colour Logo

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$10 Value- NetTel colour Logo

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$20 Value- NetTel colour Logo

The first printings had a back design with only a Auckland Local Access number while later printings from October 2001 give 6 different cities with local access numbers and a re-aranged back panel design with a white background at right. It is possible other values also exists.

2001 (December) LORD OF THE RINGS - The Fellowship of the Rings"

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$5 Lurtz

ephoneLR$1OAragorn.jpg (15116 bytes)

$10 Aragorn

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$20 Arwen

ephoneLR$5OHobbits.jpg (15409 bytes)

$50 Hobbits

ephoneLR$5Ringwraiths.jpg (15378 bytes)

$5 Ringwraiths

ephoneLR$1OGandalf.jpg (14663 bytes)

$10 Gandalf

ephoneLR$2OFrodo.jpg (14103 bytes)

$20 Frodo

ephoneLR$5OSaruman.jpg (15542 bytes)

$50 Saruman

ephoneLR$5Oorcs.jpg (16301 bytes)

$5 Orcs

ephoneLR$1OGimli.jpg (15360 bytes)

$10 Gimli

ephoneLR$2OLagolas.jpg (15430 bytes)

$20 Legolas

ephoneLR$5OGaladrial.jpg (15055 bytes)

$50 Galadriel

Note: the above card series shows scenes from the first of the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy called "The Fellowship of the Ring". It is likely that similar sets will follow for the two other parts of the trilogy due to be released in December 2002 and December 2003 respectively.

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