When was Minitel discontinued?

30 June 2012
In February 2009, France Télécom indicated the Minitel network still had 10 million monthly connections. France Télécom retired the service on 30 June 2012….Minitel.

Minitel 1. Built 1982
Developer Postes, Télégraphes et Téléphones
Type Videotex
Launch date 1982
Discontinued 30 June 2012

Does Minitel exist?

Minitel was decommissioned in 2012 after 30 years of distinguished service. The terminals still functioned, but they could not handle advances in graphics technology, their modems were outdated, and the French had long since moved on to the internet.

What is Minitel Rose?

One of the biggest hits on Minitel was the so-called “Minitel Rose”, the world’s first electronic adult chatrooms, where people using pseudonyms patiently exchanged steamy messages that took what would now seem an eternity to appear on screen.

Did France invent the Internet?

Thirty years ago, France led the world into the 21st century, but the world hardly noticed. In 1981-82, two French inventions offered a glimpse of the future. So the French invented the internet? No, not exactly.

What helped the Minitel be successful?

Apart from ease of use, two other factors ensured Minitel’s success. First was that it was distributed free of charge by the then state-owned France Telecom (or its predecessor the PTT). It made a rule which said that the only institutions entitled to provide services on Minitel were registered newspapers.

What do the French call the Internet?

La toile (the web) and le net (the ‘Net) are two other French terms for the Internet.

Who invented internet?

Bob Kahn
Vint Cerf

What was it like before the Internet?

Before the internet, people bought music in the form of records, and we played them on record players. “Streaming music” meant we had a record player that could play a stack of records instead of just one. It was a big deal when we didn’t have to keep turning and changing records every 20-30 minutes.

What do French people call a laptop?

un portable
7 – More Weird French Computer Vocabulary A laptop = “un portable”. It can be confusing though because many French people use the word “un portable” for their smartphone as well. It should be “un mobile” for the phone, but we use “un portable” as well.

How long does it take to get service from Minitel?

All Minitel Service Agreements offer 24×7 emergency support, 365 days a year. Priority response time – Service agreement members will take priority in dispatching of calls. Problems are responded to within 1 hour for major repairs and within 24 hours for normal repairs. Repair service calls – No material or labour costs.

Is there a Support Center for MiniTool software?

MiniTool Support Center. We provide 24*7 technical support, but licensed customers and registered users have higher priority than Free Edition user. For fast service, you can follow the 3 tips: Add the full name of the product to the Subject of your email.

When did France Telecom stop using Minitel service?

In February 2009, France Télécom indicated the Minitel network still had 10 million monthly connections. France Télécom retired the service on 30 June 2012.

Which is the most popular service of Minitel?

The most popular service of the Minitel was the “Annuaire Electronique”; in 1985 about half of the calls on the network were to it. In May of that year a white pages directory for all 24 million telephone subscribers nationwide became available.