Western Union Stopped Sending Telegrams STOP

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by mister jason™ on

No telegram for you!

A few weeks ago, I thought it’d be fun and neat to send a friend a telegram for his birthday. I mean, who the hell sends telegrams these days? I ended up sending an email anyway, but a few times since then it’s popped into my head to see if you could even do this anymore. I still hadn’t remembered to check when I was in front of a computer until I saw this news story today.

Short answer: nope.

Era Ends: Western Union Stops Sending Telegrams
Western Union started sending telegrams 145 years ago. I neither sent nor received one. That makes me a little sad. I wonder if any other companies still offer telegram service.

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A post-hardcore rock-n-roller, graphic designer, amateur chef, typography nerd, coffee connoisseur, radio guy, motorcyclist, skateboard commuter, and a reluctant adult. He lives in Portland Ore. USA with the lovely Dr. Adrienne and Otto T. Dog.