1290 Postal Services were invented in Italy by the family Tasso / Thurn & Taxis
The family became the pacemaker in European Postal Services for 500 years,
the Postecenter mooving to Brussels and Frankfurt
1671 At the old Hotel de Villeroy Bourbon VB / Cremerie de Paris was created
the Royal French Postal Services
The Paris Post Mansion was the seat of all Postal Operations in the Bourbon Territories (Kings of France)
Anselm Franz von Thurn & Taxis (the Postmaster in the Whitepages Logo)
came by horse from Bruseels and Frankfurt to organise Post exchanges.
The VB mansion still exists.
Cremerie de Paris reopened as an avant-garde Internet cafe
now turned into a Brand Museum
where famous companies organise Pop Up Store Expos.
The place is the home of a Two Letter dot com (VB.com)
the Phone Book of the World and Whitepages.com.vn
The man in the Logo is the "old" Postmaster that came by a long time ago.
His great x 6 grandson helped ut to relaunch the centuries old Telecom history
restarting as avant-garde Phone Repair Boutique.
1876 The phone was invented in the US by Alexander Graham Bell
Bell loved to be with young people and we had the chance to know one of his young friends.
Aimée de Heeren was 19 when she met Bell, 83 when she met the editor of ths website
and over a 100 when she initiated the VB Whitepages project.
1886 -1891 Construction of the central Post office in Saigon (today Ho Chi Minh city)
by the French architects Alfred Foulhoux, Auguste-Henri Vildieu and Gustave Eiffel.
The Post office is operated by the Administration des Postes Françaises.
1888 Inauguration of the first Vietnam Telegraph line
connecting - over a distance of 2000 km - the South and the North of the Country.
1891 july 14 Inauguration of the Central Post Office
by the French Governor General Jean-Marie de Lanessan.
The Post office in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City)
and the residence of the Gouverneur General in Hanoi
are the first places in Vietnam to have a phone line.
1893 Vietnam becomes part of French Indochina.
1940 Vietnam invaded by Japan. The French Postal administation controlled by Japan.
1945 After the end of WWII. France reoccupies the southern part of the country.
1951 September 24 Vietnam became a Member of the International Telegraph Union
Today International Telecom Union.
1954 Vietnam divided into 2 countries. Southern Vietnam and Communist Northern Vietnam.
1959 Vietnam war begins, Telecom infrastructiur is destroyed. US tropps arrive.
1964 International dialing codes issued
to make it possible to place international calls without Operator assistance.
Vietnam becomes part of the World Telecom Zone 8 (North Asia).
In a ITU conference in Geneva is decides to attribute the country code +84
1969 US troops withdraw from Vietnam. Death of Ho Chi Minh.
During the 1960s war destroyed most of the Vietnam Telecom Equipment.
1976 Declaration of the Republic of Vietnam.
1992 A new constitution is adopted allowing more economic freedom.