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International Telegram or iTelegram provides telegram, mailgram and telex service. In the United States, iTelegram still operates the telex service which, until 2006, was marketed under the Western Union brand.[1][2] It acquired the Western Union telegram and Telex businesses following Western Union's bankruptcy proceedings in 1991.

In 2002 it acquired the telegram unit from Canadian company Allstream Inc. and renamed it as Telegrams Canada.

As of September 2012, the company maintains telegram services in 23 countries.[3]


  1. ^ Tynan, Dan. "Ten technologies that should be extinct (but aren't)". MSNBC Tech and Gadgets.
  2. ^ Staff, WSJ (July 15, 2013). "Hunted Lovers Mourn End of the Telegraph". International Telegram (iTelegram,) a Canada-based company, delivers international telegrams using telex lines leased from Western Union, which closed its service in 2006 to focus on its more lucrative money wire service.
  3. ^ "International Telegram – How to contact a telegram operator". Retrieved September 16, 2012.

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