India is subdivided into 28 States and 8 Union Territories
The 2020 population is 1,376,400,000 people (17,7% of the World Population)
There are 21,28 million land lines and 1,161 billion cellular phones
In India area codes are two or three digits long
followed by a seven to eight long end number.
Mobil lines start with 6, 7, 8 or 9
To reach directory assistance for numbers in the same area you need to dial 197
For national long distance numbers in other areas of india you need to call 183
this service can only be reached from inside India.
The main phonecompanies in India are Jio, Vodafone India, Airtel, BSNL and Tata Teleservices
1671 - 1738 seat of the Royal French Postal Services.
Horses were carrying mail from our VB mansion in the heart of Paris
to hundreds of Pajot Rouille or Thurn & Taxis Post Relais in different countries ....
In the summer horses needed 33 h
to carry letters from VB / Cremerie de Paris
to Brussels and 125 h to Cornello in the Italian Alps.
When Louis XIV 3rd Bourdon King of France had a really important letter
he liked to come by in person as our house,
once owned by his teacher Nicolas V de Villeroy, reminded him of his childhood.
Also he wanted nobody between him and our postmaster Louis Leon Pajot.
1738 King Louis XV, envious of the succes of our avant-garde Telecom company,
withdraw the postal license.
Our old VB building fell asleep .... After the French Revolution it's magical hi-tech history was forgotten in Paris
but it remained in the memory of the Thurn & Taxis family.
1870 Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone. 1878 was launched the first Phonebook.
The expressions "Yellow Pages" and "White Pages"
appeared 1883 in the US and 1887 in France,
It was the time when the Eiffel Tower,
integrated into our Whitepages logo, came alive.
In many countries Postal Companies became state-owned and turned into PTTs
adding Telephone Services and Directory publishing.
Thurn & Taxis Post had already been nationalized in 1867
laying the foundations for German PTT (today Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post).
Spirit of Telecommunications had stayed in our walls,
asleep since a long long time even though
the water fountain for post horses was still in place.
1986Johannes Thurn & Taxis reactivated it using a few thalers
his family had received in compensation of their lost Postal empire
pushing us to open a little Boutique
for avant-garde Sony Phones
only 50 m from the old VB mansion. When you are just 20 and you have the keys to a Boutique in Paris
a lot of adventures are waiting for you ...
French PTT wanted to close down the store as they were unhappy about the glamour our iconic phones
but - unlike Louis XV - they coundn't bypass European trade laws in conflict with their former Telecom monopoly.
1993 A little jewel left by Coco Chanel contributed
to get a bank loan for the historic Cremerie de Paris N°1
where we soon opened the
first Internet Cafe in France.
Many US tech pioneers came by desperately looking for a web connection.
At the time local Hotels had no internet access.
We run into impossible to meet people, one was on the first flight to the moon,
another one was the assistant of Dr Jon Postel, inventor of the .com system
but most of them were still very young travelling through Europe with a backpack.
2004 We started Whitepages.fr for France followed by Whitepages.it for Italy. 2005 Aimee de Heeren helped us to get Whitepages.com.br. for Brazil.
This happened during Internet Lessons at our Cafe.
Aimée had a magical link with Telecom History knowing Bell as a young woman back in 1920
and helping her country in 1964 to get the double digit country code +55.
It's only in 2010 we were able to get Whitepages.in for India with the help of Beatrice von Boch and Donata Reisig.
our VB mansion turned into a Meeting Place of the World's most famous Brands
Spectacular Pop Up Stores. show the latest products and inventions.
From time to time we run into people we had already met at our Internet Cafe, it's only that at the time we did not know who they were or who they were going to become,
maybe they did not know it themselves
Discover the Cremerie de Paris Expos while surfing through our directories ....
Above Videos for Starbucks that introduced "Chilled Coffee" at Cremerie de Paris N°1.
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