Teletekst remains very popular in The Netherlands. In other countries (like Great Britain and Belgium) the local Ceefax initiatives have been shutdown. The succes of the Dutch Teletext app can be explained by the fact that the NOS (Dutch Broadcasting Company) released this app in the early days of smartphones.
And here are my three reasons why Teletekst still is my favorite app to follow the news:
- Limited: you only have to visit this one page to know what is happening in the world
- Speed: one Teletekst page is less than 1 kilobyte
- No ads: no annoying advertisements
As long Teletekst exists, I will be using it.