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Subject: RE: UKNM: RIP Minitel
From: Bradley Crooks
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 16:27:16 +0100

Apologies about the speeling - that was my fault. "U" and "I" are next to
each other on the keyboard.....

Yes, things are changing fast now in France and the fact that people are
used to using Minitel will help the speed of penetration considerably not
detract from it.

The really interesting point from a UK/international perspective of course
is how hard it is to break into the French market - it is very insular. This
is not restricted to the Internet and many International companies have had
to 'go into' France on partnership deals with French companies to be

Business Development Director
Foresight New Media

-----Original Message-----
From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of Philippe
Sent: 22 September 1998 22:37
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
Subject: UKNM: RIP Minitel

Dear list members,

I have read some messages about the french Minutel.

The real name of this France Telecom product is : Minitel :)

It was an interesting marketing tool a few years ago.

1 : Minitel machine is free

2 : But conections are not, based on a minute fee : from 1,23 FF to 10 FF
and more !

3 : And the funny thing :
Each content provider receives half of the money resulting from their
connections. Yes that s true, everytime somebody is connecting to your
server, you are earning money.

4 : This is the reason why France is so slow to jump into the Internet. But
it is changing faster and faster. French users are more than a million now.
The biggest companies run their own WWW site.

Greetings from France

Philippe BLasco

At Terroir Virtuel : french wines on the web
Phone : 33 4 67 10 72 77 - Fax : 33 4 67 10 72 78
terroiratterroir [dot] com (Mailto:terroiratterroir [dot] com) - ICQ : 17067514
< http://www.terroir.com/ >

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