Re: Telegram Service End Was NOT Kept Quiet (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org in Cincinnati Bell to shutdown telegraph service, dating from 1800s 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?