In 1978 France Télécom, the country's PTT, began designing the Minitel network.By distributing terminals that could access a nationwide electronic directory of telephone and address information, it hoped to increase use of the country's 23 million phone lines, and reduce the costs of printing printed phone books and employing directory assistance personnel.Millions of subscribers paid AOL monthly for the ability to sign online. The "You've got mail" notification became the sound Americans associated with their first email accounts, as well as a movie with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
In February 2009, France Telecom indicated the Minitel network still had 10 million monthly connections.
France Telecom retired the service on 30 June 2012.
A trial with 1,500 residential telephone customers began in Ille-et-Vilaine in May 1981.
The Electronic commerce or e-Commerce as is known today evolved as businesses (end to end process) started to shift from real time market to digital market.
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