Players on the right line

TOP Premier League stars are featured on three special souvenir phonecard packs which are being launched tomorrow.

Manchester United's David Beckham and Eric Cantona, Newcastle's Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer and Liverpool's Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman are depicted on both the cards and commemorative packs which have been prepared by telephone company New T&T and Cable TV.

Each pack has a limited edition of 2,500 and sells at $98, which includes phonecard value of $50.

The packs have key data on the players and feature a team photograph in addition to instructions on how to use New T&T's IDD007 facilities.

Nine Cable TV service centres throughout the territory, mainly in MTR stations, will be vending the souvenir phonecard packs.

The phonecards will be valid for use until March 31, 1999.

New T&T's director of marketing Tony Cheung said: 'This is a first for retail phonecards in Hong Kong and we hope to show our customers that we provide quality service through this quality product.'