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GSM cards (From Cellplus)

Perfect condition= Without defects, Fine Used  = few light scratches, Average Used = few deep scratches or many light scratches.

The prices are for the cards without chip, but for a few of the cards I can also provide the chip seperately the price is beside the chip that is available for sale.

Cards with the price in Red means that there are only 1 or 2 of this available

Date issued

Reference No.

Front

Back

Card name

Chip

Chip price US$

Description

Producer

Perfect  US$

Fine Used  US$ Average Used  US$

Oct 1996

MACS1

Plain white

GSM

?  

1st SIM card issued

Orga

N/A N/A N/A

Oct -Nov 1996

MACS2

Cellplus

 

For very large GSM cellulars phones fixed to a car, memory capacity of chip 3-4 Kb

Gemplus

6

4 3

Nov-Dec 1996

MACS3

Cellcard

?    

Orga

N/A N/A 3

 Jan-Feb 1998

MACS4

Clouds

 

2nd generation of SIM cards (memory 8 k)

Gemplus

4

2.65 2

Oct-Nov 1998

MACS5

Clouds Glossy

?  

The issues below are glossy on both sides

Ods

N/A  N/A N/A

Jan-Feb 1999

MACS6

Beaches

?  

1st issue

Ods

 N/A N/A N/A

2 Nov 1999

MACS7

Complis SIM*

?  

New SIM card using plastic remote memory cards 'Scratch card' for recharge.

Ods

3

2 1.50

6 Feb 2000

MACS8

Beaches

0.75

Reissued identical as MACS6 but programmed differently for use with Scratch cards.

Ods

2

1.35 1

July 2000

MACS9

Back part is plain no design

Cellplus Logo

?  

Card is glossy

Ods

N/A 1.35 N/A
about Dec 2000 MACS9b Back part is plain no design Cellplus Logo 2nd issue ?   Reissued Ods N/A 1.35 N/A
Feb 2002 MACS10   Dual Nos. white card ?     ? N/A N/A N/A
Sept 2002 MACS11 Telecom  bldg     ? N/A 1.35 N/A

I have been unable to get the number issued of each card, I was told this information is confidential, but I think it is about 10 000 for each design.

*The 'Complis SIM' card  MACS7 came in a pack containing a free Scratch card Rs125, this card has the distinguishing feature of having a code bar printed at the back & the front has a slightly different colour from the other Scratch card Rs125 on sale. The SIM cards are for identification to the network & for connection to the service, not for prepayment of calls & when used the chip is removed from the SIM card. The free Scratch card of Rs125 with code bar at the back can be seen at the remote memory cards page.

Only the first Sim cards for use with gsm prepaid recharges offered a free recharge card (with limited mintage), the others after it all have the  free Rs125 calls programmed into the chip.

The chip is removed from the card when in use, for this reason it is nearly impossible to get the card with the chip in used condition. The only way to get the card with the chip attached to the card is to buy one mint.

GSM cards from Emtel

Date issued

Reference 

Design

Other side

Name

Chip

Chip Price US$

Description

Producer

Perfect  US$

Fine Used US$  Average Used US$

Approx 15 Dec1999

MAES1

Front of the card is plain white

White Glossy#

 

1st sim card for Emtel GSM cellulars. The chip had a memory of 8 kbytes

Schlumberger

N/A 2.50 1.50

Approx Feb 2000

MAES2

Globe

0.75

2nd Emtel SIM card (glossy)

Schlumberger

N/A

2

1

2000

MAES2b

same design as above

same design as above

Globe2

same as MAES2 but piece of card is matt

0.75

reissued matt card

Schlumberger

N/A

2

1

26 April 2002 MAES3 same design as MAES2b Kwepe! same chip design as MAES2 N/A Card is as MAES2b with  Kwepe! sticker on  the back for new Kwepe! service Schlumberger N/A 2 N/A
Jan 2003 MAES4 Kwepe! same chip design as MAES2 N/A Kwepe! Yellow ? N/A 2 N/A
June-July 2003 MAES5 Red card same chip design as MAES2 N/A Red card with Emtel logo ? N/A N/A N/A
August 2003 MAES6 Kwp! plain N/A Red&white card ? N/A N/A N/A

#This was the first GSM SIM card which Emtel issued for the new cellular GSM phone. It is a white card on both sides with no pictures, on the front side is plain white & the back side has the phone number written with a marker, and a tiny logo at a corner.

The SIM cards are for identification to the network & for connection to the service, not for prepayment of calls & when used the chip is removed from the SIM card. For these reasons it is impossible to get the card with the chip in used condition. The only way to get the card with the chip attached to the card is to buy one mint.

Since August 2003 Emtel is selling its sim cards with Rs125 phonecalls in its memory.

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Last update 3 October  2003

Joseph Wong Keng Yuen, 22a,Tamarind street, Roche Bois, Port Louis, Mauritius. Tel: (230) 242 4187 

1999 - 2003 Joseph Wong Keng Yuen.