Tracey Solicitors ‘Calls for Justice’
Here’s one from the archives! Anyone remember Call cards?
Bet you didn’t know Tracey solicitors (Paul W Tracey Solicitors, at the time) commissioned their very own call cards back when the call card craze first hit Ireland. The cards were given to clients and as part of a client contact promotion and went on to become collectors’ items.
First introduced in Ireland by Telecom Eireann (now Eir) in 1988, throughout the years many different call cards were produced. Ranging from commemorative to advertising and special edition releases, call cards were widely collected throughout Ireland and worldwide during the nineties.
Tracey solicitors were one of only two legal firms to commission their own cards. The cards have gone on to become collectors’ items in later years.
The big question is do Call cards still work?
The answer may surprise you.
Call cards lost popularity back in the late nineties due to the increase in affordable mobile phones.
Gradually shops stopped stocking Call cards and ‘Eircom’ (now Eir) started to decrease the number of public payphones. By the end of 2009, Eircom have already removed half of all phone boxes.
The current payphone type ‘Eir’ implemented back in the early 2000’s functioned as both a coin and card payphone. Even to this day the card phone functionality is still active.
This means that Call cards with remaining units can still be used today subject to changes made in the unit values!
Bet you didn’t know that!