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Exelvision Exeltel II

My Exeltel II (added to my collection in 1997)

Telephone/Terminal hybrid.  From what I can tell this was provided by “US West” to customers as a news/information terminal, I guess it never made it far out of test markets (Minneapolis, MN, where I am located, was a common US West testing area).

More information (translated French to English)

 

US West later became Qwest, which has now merged and become part of CenturyLink, who provides my telephone and vDSL2 service to this day.



2 Comments

  1. phil says:

    I have one too !
    I always wondered about this thing. I managed to make it remember my friend phone numbers and it could call them. Ive never made an acual internet connection though I was at one point trying to connect to a dial up server.

    • Ryan says:

      Back in the 90’s when I acquired this terminal, I used to dial into the local public libraries card-catalog and check-out system, I could request books, renew, etc..
      These days I dial into my personal Linux terminal-server box and can telnet, browse the web via lynx, and even check my gmail on it 😉

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