India's telegram service goes dark after 163 years

Associated Press
India's telegram service goes dark after 163 years

In this Friday, June 14, 2013 photo, a staff member of the central telegraph office shows an old telegraphic equipment which is no longer in use, in Mumbai, India. Just three decades ago - before reliable landlines were laid and well before the age of cheap cellphones arrived - the telegram was king across the vast Indian nation. On Monday, July 15, 2013, the state-run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of email, reliable land lines and ubiquitous cellphones. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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