The Planet 1 INMARSAT M satellite communications system was
on Pitcairn in 1998. Along with the installation, there was the
of this trial phone/fax cards.
The Planet 1 INMARSAT M satellite communications system has already
proved to be cheaper than the previous system. The card fax/phone
system has halved the price of calls from NZD 15.00 per minute to NZD
per minute. A very welcomed and exciting change for the islanders
and the Pitcairn Island Administration!
This trial set of phone/fax cards is an extremely attractive
set. The four cards are identical to the Views of Christian's
stamp issue which was painted by Lesley Harraway. As Lesley's
and present stamp issues have depicted Pitcairn so well and have been
most popular stamp issues among customers, it seemed fitting to produce
the first phone/fax cards with a set of her paintings.
The values of the new cards are (NZD) $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, as illustrated here. There have been 1000 trial sets produced.
This set of phone cards is now available through our Philatelic