posted on Feb, 3 2006 @ 08:42 AM
After 145 years in the business , Western Union has transmited its last "STOP" . The company annouced on its website that all telegram services
would cease on 27th Jan 2006 , citing the rise of the internet and ubiquitous mobile phone ownership .
The Internet strikes again.
And now, thanks to the ubiquity of e-mail and instant messaging, Western Union is getting out of the telegram business,
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
i have sent fewer telegrams than i have toes , but those i sent were of vital importance or meant a great deal to either me or the recipient , its a
commercial descision i know , but i wish we still had the chance to indulge , as a telegram says a lot more than any other form of communication ,
IMHO anyway .