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World wiring, ca. 1891
A telegram sent for christmas, in 1951

A telegram (Greek tele: distant and gramma: letter) is a written message transmitted by using an electric device and a huge web of wires. Telegrams used to be very widely used, but are not as popular anymore now that most people who would have used them to communicate can use telephones and e-mail.

The last telegram service, which was placed in India, closed on 15 July 9:00 pm 2013 . On this last day, many people sent one last telegram. The first telegram service was started in India in 1851 by the British colonists.

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The dictionary definition of telegram at Wiktionary