RIP Telegram Service By Magyar Posta - Vestige Of Analogue Age Comes To An End

  • 7 Apr 2021 10:08 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
RIP Telegram Service By Magyar Posta - Vestige Of Analogue Age Comes To An End
Magyar Posta will end its telegram services on April 30, the state postal service company announced on Tuesday.

Demand for telegrams has fallen sharply and it is no longer available in several countries.

The first telegram in Hungary was sent from Pozsony (now Bratislava) to Vienna in 1847.

An annual eight million telegrams were sent about 30 years ago but their number dropped to about 23,000 in 2020. The service was available at 2,600 post offices.

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