Can you still send a telegram?
Yes, you can still send a telegram because iTelegram still operates the telegram service. Why do telegrams still exist? People send telegrams for legal notices but also for social correspondence, such as sending wedding congratulations. Today's telegrams are minus the beloved "Western Union" name, because the service has been branded iTelegram since 2006. Telegrams still use the telex network to transmit and receive telegrams worldwide.
Shoutout to my brother for sending me a literal telegram in the year 2022. pic.twitter.com/gkjPAP6QYS— Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) February 7, 2022
Did you know?
Telex is a network of dial-up modems running at 300 bits per second. That's very, very slow compared to internet speeds today. But it's fast enough to send telegram text and it also works with older computer systems from the 1980s.