This Gemplus international chip demo card is a general type demo, with a disposable type chip, produced for use in various countries, but this example is a card demonstrated in Australia.
Dates from around 1991-92 with chip appropriate for disposable phonecards.
Early in the 1990’s Telecom Australia began to investigate the emerging smart card developments with a view to future product development. Chip cards from NTT, Anritsu, Schlumberger, and Gemplus were demonstrated. Gemplus cards were later used for internal trials “FINE”, and “INPU”
It was not until 1997 that Telecom began to roll out upgraded telephones with chip cards nationally.