Whatever happened to The Eircom Callcard Club?


The Eircom Callcard Club staff in 1999 from left to right:
Tony Power, Marian Nolan, Victor Moore, Stephen O'Leary


I came across this article hidden deep in the Internet and so I wondered “Whatever happened to the Eircom Callcard Club? I’ve made a few calls to see if I can track down some of the club staff to get an interview with them. In the meantime, here’s a lot of useful info about the Club.

The Eircom Callcard Club was established in 1990 as the Telecom Eireann CallCard Collectors' Club. Its aim was to accommodate the growing interest in Callcard collecting in Ireland. In September 1999, the club changed its name to the Eircom Callcard Club in line with the new Eircom corporate identity. The club had a massive 19,200 registered collectors.

Club members received 3-4 newsletters per annum, free of charge, and were issued an annual brochure in April. A standing order facility was also offered, where you would receive every Callcard that Eircom issued.

Additional quantities of all limited editions Callcards were produced for exclusive distribution through the Eircom Callcard Club. They also stocked back issues of many Callcards.

According to their site at the time, Eircom issued on average 30 visuals per year and that their member profile ages were young with over 60% of all customers aged between 16 and 34.

Eircom hosted an annual Callcard fair in aid of The Irish Brain Research Foundation with over £14,000 raised in 1999 for this worthy cause. In 1999, over 2,000 people attended the one day Fair.

Their website http://callcard.eircom.ie was shut down at the end of 2008, having not been updated since the summer of 2001.

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