Phonecards or Telephone Cards are specialised cards in the shape of a credit card. These cards are purchased for their exclusive use to make telephone calls from public telephones. They contain technology that carries ''stored value'' enabling its user to make phonecalls. These cards are very popular with tourists.
Phonecards is an exclusive area of collectables as they are designed with printed advertising material. With their worldwide use, these cards ''advertise'' tourist locations of a country, unique national or local events, popular sporting events, and much more.
Here is one example:
A phonecard from Greece with a tourist scene from the island of Mykonos