NEWCALL

Newcall joined the New Zealand phonecard market in 1998.

It's Thai owners  carved out a sizable share of the market in a short time by targeting particular user groups such as the Samoan community with a special "Manu Samoa" card issue.   They also targeted the Philipino sailor market.

1998 "It's on In NZ" SERIES

NewcallFlowers$5.jpg (17867 bytes)

$5 Complimentary

Newcall $5 cara.jpg (19253 bytes)

$5 Vintage Car Club

Newcall $10 Horses.jpg (18985 bytes)

$10 Tauherenikau Races

NewCall $20 flowers.jpg (76863 bytes)

$20 Flower Show

1998 MANU SAMOA RUGBY TEAM

NewcallManu$5.jpg (15250 bytes)

$5 Vaianga Tuigamala

Newcall Manu$10.jpg (18405 bytes)

$10 Brian Lima

Newcall Manu$20.jpg (20522 bytes)

$20 Peter Fatialofa

Newcall Manu$50.jpg (21043 bytes)

$50 "Siva Tau" War Dance

Note: this series was sold with 10% of the value being donated to the Manu Samoa Rugby Team. The $5 card appears to be particularly difficult for collectors to find.

1999 HISTORIC TELEPHONES

Newcall Phone$5.jpg (19491 bytes)

$5 London 1930 Call Box

Newcall Phone$10.jpg (18529 bytes)

$10 Western Electric 1890

Newcall Phone$20.jpg (15550 bytes)

$20 Western Electric 1930

2000 AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

NewcallAut$10.jpg (15011 bytes)

$10 Technology Student

NewcallAut$20.jpg (15154 bytes)

$20 Technology Student

2000 NEWCALL COMPLIMENTARY CARDS

NewcallRentcar$5.jpg (15158 bytes)

$5 Rent a Car

NewcallGoreCup$2.jpg (19120 bytes)

$2 Gore Cup

Note: The $2 Gore Trotting Cup card is the first by Newcall on thin cardboard rather than plastic.

2000 NEWCALL INTERNATIONAL CALLING CARD

NewcallIntcalling.jpg (13663 bytes)

($  Value)

2000 MABUHAY PHONE CARD SERIES

NewcallPinoyIst$20.jpg (8499 bytes)

$20 Mabuhay large Flag

NewcallPinoyold$20.jpg (10601 bytes)

$20 Kabayan

NewcallPinoy$25large.jpg (9245 bytes)

$25 Mabuhay large Flag

NewcallPinoy$25largea.jpg (11206 bytes)

$25 Kabayan

Note: These cards featuring the Philipino flag are targeted at Philipino sailors working on ships visiting New Zealand's main ports.

   2000 MABUHAY PHONE CARD SERIES AMENDED & NEW DESIGNS

NewcallPinoy$20.jpg (11547 bytes)

$20 "From cellphone"

NewcallPinoyKab$20.jpg (12554 bytes)

$20 Kabayan

Kabayan$20Blacktext.jpg (11163 bytes)

$20 Black value tablet

NewcallPinoy$25.jpg (13696 bytes)

$25 on $20 Kabayan

PINOY$30ovpt.jpg (10717 bytes)

$30 on $20 Kabayan

2000 COSMO KIWI CARDS

NewcallCosmoKiwi$20a.jpg (13267 bytes)

$20 Small size Kiwi

NewCallCosmoKiwi$20.jpg (13525 bytes)

$20 Medium size Kiwi

NewcallCosmoKiwi$20b.jpg (13879 bytes)

$20 Large size Kiwi

NewcallCosmo$25Kiwi.jpg (11513 bytes)

$25 Small size Kiwi

NewcallCosmoKiwi$25small.jpg (13775 bytes)

$25 Medium size Kiwi

NewcallCosmoKiwi$25large.jpg (13492 bytes)

$25 Large size Kiwi

It is believed that a  $100 Cosmo Kiwi card may also exist.

2000 SAMOA FLAG SERIES

NewcallSamoa$10.jpg (7332 bytes)

$10 Samoa Flag

NewcallSamoa$20.jpg (7582 bytes)

$20 Samoa Flag

2000 TONGA FLAG SERIES

NewcallTonga$10.jpg (6661 bytes)

$10 Tongan Flag

NewcallTonga$20.jpg (7013 bytes)

$20 Tongan Flag

2000 SCENIC LANDSCAPES SERIES

WorldCall$20Reservor.jpg (15921 bytes)

$20 Reservoir

WorldCallReservopir$25.jpg (15600 bytes)

$25 Reservoir

WorldCall$25Lake.jpg (18253 bytes)

$25 Lake Scene

NewcallWorldcallmountain$20.jpg (16461 bytes)

$20 Mountain

NewcallWorldcallmountain$25.jpg (16034 bytes)

$25 Mountain

NewcallWorldcallLakeIsland$25.jpg (16656 bytes)

$25 Crater Lake

On 11th  January, 2001, the Chief operating officer Guy Pierce said that Newcall had decided to cut its losses and concentrate on its other investments. It was quitting the telecommunications business and had sold its remaining  business to Telstra Saturn.

On the 10th of March, 2001 a notice appeared in all main New Zealand newspapers announcing the wind-up of the business.

A new business called Global Call eventually appeared and new cards will be found listed under that company name.


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