Bbc Teletext To Be Switched Off in General Discussions Posted February 4, 2020 20 hours ago, makapaka said: Teletext has been replaced by the internet. zero need to keep it. In your opinion. And no it hasn't "been replaced by the internet". You shouldn't generalise, or patronise, many use it for a quick look at the news because the TV is on and they are waiting for the next programme to start. In addition, for those who haven't got / don't want a smart phone, text is very useful for finding out the weather (or whatever) without having to fire up a PC or, if on holiday, having internet access at all.