Another telecommunication company advertising local service and offering free caller id for 3 months. This time it is Sprint communications.
AT&T service has gone local set contains of 12 metrocards. There are essentially just 2 types of design: black and white with stylized intersection of two streets (AT&T local service and Now in N. Y.) and colourful with night scene of Times Square. There are two types of messages on those cards: ‘Order now and get 11 subway rides’ and ‘Order now and get a 20 min. AT&T prepaid card’.
Initially cards came with a little disclaimer in the bottom of the metrocard: ‘Offer expires March 31, 2000′.
Second batch of this set came with exactly the same design and messages but with Spanish version as well and offer was now expires on both versions on May 31, 2000.
This is very rare metrocard with circulation of just 10,000. It was sponsored by American Express and was given to its employees at Christmas time of 1999. It has never been sold at any of MTA booths or authorized retailers.
Each card has been stamped on the very top where there is legal statement from MTA: Subject to applicable tariffs and conditions of use.
Card is black and white and features image of Broadway, N. Y. A. T. Stewart dry goods store Christmas parade of the Expressmen of New York, 1851.
This metrocard so-called upside-down features advertisement from American Express to promote new credit card BLUE with chip inside. It had circulation of 1,000,000 and many different expiration dates. It has also 2 different versions of slightly different colours.
First colour variation:
Second colour variation: