TelstraClear

TelstraClear emerged in 2002 as a major force in the New Zealand phonecard market following their take-over of the previous market leader NetTel which itself had earlier taken over Ephone.

For a short while TelstraClear continued to issue and support cards issued in other brand names but in March 2002 the first TelstraClear branded cards appeared on the market with the rebranded TalkTalk card series previously issued by NetTel.

2002 TALK TALK ANIMAL SIGNS

TelstraclearTiger$5.jpg (13041 bytes)

$5 Tiger

TelstraSatTalkPhoenix$10.jpg (14035 bytes)

$10 Phoenix

TelstraSatTalkTurtle$20.jpg (13968 bytes)

$20 Turtle

TelstraTalk$30Kiwi.jpg (11107 bytes)

$30 Kiwi

Telstraclear$50Dragon.jpg (14235 bytes)

$50 Dragon

TelstraClearTT$50Dragonplus$5.jpg (14872 bytes)

$50 Dragon & $5 Free

Note: This series has similar designs to a NetTel series but differs in that it only has two logos at bottom left on the front as well as a different back. The $50 Overprinted card first appeared in mid 2003.

2002 EPHONE GLOBE DESIGNS

ephoneTCGlobe2$10.jpg (14139 bytes)

$10 Globe with 2 logos

ephoneTCGlobe2$20.jpg (13526 bytes)

$20 Globe with 2 logos

Note: the above designs were also used on ephone cards but the above cards have TelstraClear backs

2002 PACIFIC TALK

$5 Dolphin

TelstraclearPacTYalk$5Dolp.jpg (12380 bytes)

$10 Beach

TelstraclearPactalk$10.jpg (13773 bytes)

PacificTalkDolphin$20.jpg (15145 bytes)

$20 Turtle

TelstraClearPT$30.jpg (16669 bytes)

$30 Fish

2002-2005 TALKPLUS

TelstraClearTalkPlus$5Green.jpg (13612 bytes)

$5 Green Foliage

TCTalkPlusGreenery$10.jpg (13741 bytes)

$10 Green Foliage

TelstraSTalkPlus$20fern.jpg (14129 bytes)

$20 Green Foliage

TelstraClearTP$50.jpg (14072 bytes)

$50 Green Foliage

TelstrsClearTPOutsidediscount.jpg (14326 bytes)

$29.95  Outside Magazine

TCFernsezipay.jpg (14382 bytes)

$ (?) rechargeable ezipay

TCTalkplusHotDealUSA.jpg (13208 bytes)

$5 with Hot deal USA sticker

The $29.95 card came with the New Zealand Outside Magazine discount card provided free of charge by ANZ Bank to all their account customers.

2002 TALK TALK

TelstraClearTalkTBalloon$5.jpg (16135 bytes)

$5 Lanterns

TelstraClearTT$10lanterns.jpg (16723 bytes)

$10 Lanterns

TelstraClearTalkTalk$20Lanterns.jpg (17559 bytes)

$20 Lanterns

TCLanterns$50.jpg (16628 bytes)

$50 Lanterns

TClearTT$20plus10.jpg (16739 bytes)

$20 with "get 10% Free" sticker

TCTalkTalk$20plus.jpg (16473 bytes)

$20 with "$2 Free" red overprint

2002 E-PHONE

Telstraclearephone$5tog.jpg (11330 bytes)

$5 Paint Swirl

ephoneTogether$10.jpg (12019 bytes)

$10 Globes

TCEphone$20.jpg (11448 bytes)

$20 Purple

There is also a $50 card in this series

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$20 & $2 red free overprint

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$20 & $2 white free overprint

Note: These overprinted cards first appeared in April 2003. They are also found with a "Get 10% free" sticker affixed to their face. In 2004 a promotion was run giving free Kit Kat bars with $10 and above cards. This was indicated by a sticker placed on the front of cards with an expiry date of 30 June, 2004 as shown at right.

ephoneTC$10KitKat.jpg (12879 bytes)

The $10 card at right has a "Hot Deal USA 4c per minute" sticker affixed. This first appeared in May 2005. This sticker can be found on a variety of cards including TalkPlus and ephone.

TClearhotdealUSA$10.jpg (12125 bytes)

2002 PACIFIC TALK

TelstraClearPacificTalk$5fish.jpg (14059 bytes)

$5 Tropical Fish

TelstraClearPTfish$10.jpg (13584 bytes)

$10 Tropical Fish

TCPacificTalk$20fish.jpg (13833 bytes)

$20 Tropical Fish

There is also a $30 value in this set

2002 BUDGET BACKPACKERS HOSTELS

TelstraclearBBHClub$40.jpg (13177 bytes)

$40 Club Card

2002 Night 'n Day Foodstores

TCNightnDay$5.jpg (14683 bytes)

$5 Celestial Symbols

TelstraclearNightnDay$10.jpg (14069 bytes)

$10 Celestial Symbols

TCNightnDay$20.jpg (15168 bytes)

$20 Celestial Symbols

Note: Night 'n Day is a Christchurch based 24 hour convenience store chain.  They have previously issued similiar cards under NetTel branding.

2002 LORD OF THE RINGS - THE TWO TOWERS

TelstraClearLOTRFaramir$5.jpg (16521 bytes)

$5 Faramir

TelstraClearLOTREowyn$5.jpg (17007 bytes)

$5 Eowyn

TelstraClearLOTRGimli$10.jpg (17475 bytes)

$10 Gimli

TelstraClearLOTRLegolas$10.jpg (17349 bytes)

$10 Legolas

TelstraClearLOTRSam$10.jpg (16716 bytes)

$10 Sam

TelstraClearLOTRAragorn$20.jpg (17311 bytes)

$20 Aragorn

TelstraClearLOTRFrodo$20.jpg (16624 bytes)

$20 Frodo

TelstraClearLOTRSaruman$30.jpg (16440 bytes)

$30 Saruman

TelstraClearLOTRGandolf$50.jpg (14902 bytes)

$50 Gandalf

This set was first released on December 1st 2002 in a special limited edition folder. (2000 produced) Late in December eight of the cards were put on sale through NZ Post and Whitcoulls outlets with the release being extended to other outlets from January 1st, 2003. The $30 Saruman card however was only available as part of the limited edition folder. We have folders available for purchase at NZ$260 plus post/packaging (About US$150 total). This is the only Two Towers phonecard set issued in New Zealand.

2003-04 TALKPLUS ARRIVAL CALLING CARDS

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($  )  Beach scene

TalkplusArrivalplus$1free.jpg (13237 bytes)

Plus $1 free

These cards are supplied to tourists arriving in New Zealand

2003 HOLIDAY ACCOMODATION PARKS

ephoneHAPNZ$5oval.jpg (15618 bytes)

$5 Holiday Parks

TCHAPANZ$10.jpg (14722 bytes)

$10 Holiday Parks

ephoneHAPNZ$20.jpg (15113 bytes)

$20 Holiday Parks

Note: We expect other values in this series. These cards are branded Telstraclear on the back and ephone on the front. The "Get 10% Free" is a sticker added to the front of the $5 card.

2004 READY TO CHARGE CALLING CARD

TCEphoneBigBlue.jpg (15037 bytes)

Big Blue card

Note: This card is given away and has no call value on it when supplied. It is numbered however and can be charged by phoning a toll free number and using your credit card.

2004 CHEAP CHAT

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$2 Multicolour

CheapChat$5.jpg (14278 bytes)

$5 Blue

CheapChat$10.jpg (12800 bytes)

$10 Green

CheapChat$20Black.jpg (11677 bytes)

$20 Black

2004 FLIGHT CENTRE

TelstraClearflightCentre$2.jpg (12288 bytes)

$2 Complimentary

2004 KIWICAR RENTALS

ephoneKiwicabs.jpg (15991 bytes)

($?) Rental Car

2005 ephone ezi-pay card

EphoneEasiPay.jpg (9431 bytes)

($ ) Esi-pay rechargeable


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