TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Western Union Stops Sending Telegrams

Western Union Stops Sending Telegrams
2 Feb 2006 07:57:44 -0800

After 145 years, Western Union has quietly stopped sending telegrams.

On the company's web site, if you click on "Telegrams" in the
left-side navigation bar, you're taken to a page that ends a
technological era with about as little fanfare as possible:

"Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all
Telegram and Commercial Messaging services. We regret any inconvenience
this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage. If you
have any questions or concerns, please contact a customer service

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