Telegram Service End Was NOT Kept Quiet (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2016-03-27 22:22 (#18FB4) AC: Western Union dispatched its last telegram on Jan. 27, 2006, after 155 years of continuous service, and largely kept quiet about it.Me: I remember lots of nostalgic posts, stories, etc. from that time. Maybe you were expecting advertisements crowing over ending such an iconic if obsolete service? Re: Telegram Service End Was NOT Kept Quiet (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2016-03-31 17:02 (#18X66) I really wanted to send a telegram last year, and discovered that Western Union was out of the biz. I should have kept searching... That would have been perfect for the occasion. I guess an email worked well enough, but lacked the formality of the telegraph and required STOP formatting. Maybe I should have hired a sky writer? But then how do you make sure the recipient looks up?