|Invention of the Phone
1876 February 14 Alexander Bell
George Williard Cory, Emma Nutt and her sister Stella Nutt
|1878 Expo Universelle / Arrival of the Phone
As already mentioned before France is the first country
to have an online directory.
In 1982 the French PTT launch the Minitel in France.
Every French phonesubscriber can use the system
to find national phonenumbers.
Popularity is growing rapidly.
The name of the directory is 11, later 3611
The phone arrives in Paris at the occasion of
1879 Ministry of the Postes et Telegraphes
1879 is created the ministry of the Postes et Telegraphes,
the first minister is Adolphe Cochery.
The same year is formed the Société Générale des Téléphones.
The ministry also controls the postal services which have been
created two centuries before, in 1671
34 rue des Bourdonnais / 9 rue des Déchargeurs Paris 1er
by the french families Pajot and Rouille.
1881 Development of the Paris Phone Network
1881 Paris has a network of 1.602 phonelines.
The owner, Henri-Joseph Scheurich, is interested in new technologies
and tries to have his Hotel in shape,
to be able to attract high profile customers.
Still Today the Meurice is one of the most elegant Grand Hotels of the World.
Les Demoiselles du Téléphone (Operators) could be reached
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