Oriental Telephone Company

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Oriental Telephone Company
FoundedJanuary 25, 1881; 142 years ago (1881-01-25)
    • Anglo-Indian Telephone Company, Ltd
    • Oriental Bell Telephone Company of New York

The Oriental Telephone Company was established on January 25, 1881, as the result of an agreement between Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, the Oriental Bell Telephone Company of New York and the Anglo-Indian Telephone Company, Ltd. The company was licensed to sell telephones in Greece, Turkey, South Africa, India, Japan, China, and other Asian countries.[1][2]


  1. ^ The Thomas A. Edison Papers: Edison Companies, Rutgers University. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ George, Daniel (18 September 2014). "Chennai's oldest telephone line is ringing loud at 100 | Chennai News". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 July 2019.