On November 19, 1988 the 'Auto-Dial' phone card goes on sale. This new type of telephone card is designed to automatically dial a designated phone number whenever it is inserted into a public telephone. At first, use is restricted to certain types of public phones, but is later expanded to card-type phones of all types. These popular cards will find a wide variety of uses, including business calling, taxi, hotel and restaurant reservations, presents to boy/girl friends, etc.