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Is this the end of the landline?

MidiLibre/Scoop, Nov 13

Traditional ’T’ shaped fixed telephone sockets are to become defunct.

Is it the end of the fixed line telephones soon?

From this Thursday November 15, Orange will stop marketing subscriptions for the switched telephone network (RTC), the traditional telephone lines.

Orange has decided to gradually abandon the “prise T”, 139 years after the beginning of the telephone network in Paris. As from this Thursday, customers will no longer be able to buy a classic line without access to the internet.

Don’t panic though, if you are one of the 9.4 million homes who have a fixed landline, the transition will be gradual, and spread over several years.

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