HOW TO SEND A TELEGRAM?
You can order a telegram online and it will be delivered to the recipient on paper. Enter the street address of the recipient and your message, and pay by credit or debit card. The telegram will be delivered by a courier to the door of the recipient, in a sealed envelope.
MOST FREQUENTLY USED FOR
CONTRACT CANCELLATION (41%)Top destinations are Vivint, Wyndham Resorts, Empire Today, Kirby, Armando Montelongo, Erie Construction, Blue World Pools, Sears, Monterey Bay Matchmakers, Power Home, Solarcity, Hansons Windows, Whitney Education Group, Elite Legacy Education, AT&T, Castle the Window People, Easy Rest, 24 Hour Fitness.
TELEGRAMS TO APO/FPO (25%)Please check DoD Directive 4525.6. Always use the country “USA” even if you know the geographical location of the APO/FPO. Telegrams are transferred to MPS (Military Postal Service) directly and are delivered with the highest priority. This is particularly beneficial if the delivery channel has a limited capacity.
SYMPATHY AND BEREAVEMENT (23%)The best option is to send your sympathy message to the funeral home. They will know how and when to present the telegram. If you only have the church address, please add the funeral date to the address field. Or, just send it to the family’s home address, especially if you are running late.
WEDDINGS AND CELEBRATIONS (7%)Using the business address of the celebration venue (hotel, restaurant, chapel, etc.) is recommended. Make sure you include the last name of the recipient couple or individual. You can add a requested delivery date below the address (“DELIVER ON [date]”).
SHIPS AT SEA
Cruise ships are especially popular ship destinations. Telegrams are transmitted over satellite link within six hours. They are then delivered to the recipient by the crew. Please include the cabin number, if available. If the recipient is part of a group, please add “c/o [name of the principal booker]”.
With the White House being the top address, many telegrams are delivered to state and federal representatives. For the latter, you can use either a Washington or local address. A telegram stands out, so there is a better chance the recipient will pay attention to your message than if you send an email or letter.
SendTelegram.com provides the international telegram service formerly provided by the FTCC, which was founded in 1895 with the objective of laying a transatlantic telegraph cable. As part of its legacy, SendTelegram.com is now using the FTCC’s historic telegraphic country prefix. SendTelegram.com is regulated by the FCC as an enhanced service provider under Title I (FCC Registration Number (FRN): 0025305764).
Initially, while Western Union was handling domestic delivery, the FTCC was responsible for international, financial, and government traffic. Since the Internet Division was opened in 1995, a telegram can be sent through this website to any destination—domestic, international, or on the high seas.
The cost depends on the length and destination, and starts at around $30 for a short telegram. You can click on “Price and Send Now” and test the pricing interactively—change the text as many times as you like before proceeding to payment.
The delivery speed depends on the destination. Please consult “Resources.. Delivery information by country” for details. Some examples: USA business address: same day; USA residential address: same or next day; Japan: same day, remote islands next day; Italy: same or next day. The cut-off time for same-day delivery is noon at the destination.
Unfinished (not paid-for) telegram submissions are canceled by the system automatically after five days. If you still wish to proceed, please follow the payment link in the e-mail receipt. The original submission date will stand.
Please contact us and a delivery specialist will take care of the problem. It is not unusual for companies to refuse acknowledgment of receipt, especially of cancellation telegrams. However, for 20 years, we have had a 100% cancellation success rate.
I would like the telegram to be delivered on a specific date (for a ceremony, funeral, celebration, etc.). Can I do that?
Yes. Please add “DELIVER ON [date]” beneath the address.
Email confirmations are not sent, but you can check delivery information through the tracking system.
Yes. Delivery is performed over satellite link within six hours. Please include the cabin number, if available.
Please check the separate payment receipt for the tracking number. Enter the tracking number on our website to see the delivery status.
Please use the contact form below to send your changes.
There is no need to use the pre-printed cancellation form. Just send a telegram, stating that you would like to cancel your contract. Include the organization’s reference information, such as your contract number.
Instead of using a street address, enter the APO/FPO address. Always use the country “USA” even if you know the geographical location of the APO/FPO. Please check the DoD Directive 4525.6 on this website for addressing standards and further details. Please note that internal distribution may be subject to current security regulations.
No. Until the late 1980s, Western Union was handling domestic delivery of telegrams, and the FTCC was responsible for international, financial and government traffic. After closure of retail operations by Western Union, we effectively replaced them in the domestic market. Our mode of operation and regulation by the FCC are identical to Western Union’s.