My boss has asked me to send a telegram to a colleague of his for his wedding tomorrow. How the frig does one send a telegram??!! I have found one company online but you have to set up a business account with them and they haven't responded to my request to do so. I think 4pm today is the latest I can organise it - anyone any ideas?
A Telegram is also a fax or an email. I use to get people sending emails and faxes to the hotel where I use to work for the bride & groom!
Yeah thats the one I looked at - they only allow you to send from business accounts and you have to e-mail them to apply for one. I've done that and they haven't responded. It says if you don't want to send from a business account to go their UK website where they charge £1 per word! And words of more than 11 letters are charged as 2 words so even to say Congratulations would cost £2
) doesn't look like you need to do a business account.
Best of luck
I tried to send one internationally for a guest 4 yearss ago and was told that they don't do them anymore (Eircom and Canadian telecom people) so offered to do a fax or e-mail to the hotel instead. It's quite normal for the hotel to pass them on to the Bestman. Could you do a fax out nicely so they could save it?
Just saw TheOracle's post (you really are the fount of all knowledge
Sorry, just cottoned on it is probably the same crowd...in the olden days it was the post office, but I can'T see anything on the an post web-site...maybe try itelegram.com I think it is run by Western Union...
Yeah had a look at that too - super expensive. I know is not my money but I'd find it hard to pay $25 just for the privilege of sending it and then another $1 per word! Who uses these services for those prices?! Feck it, I'll just tell him I'll send an e-mail.
I'd send the message by fax or email and follow it up with a phone call just to double check it will be passed on!
I would clarify with your boss that he really wants a telegram sent and not a fax. In general it's faxes and emails that are read out at weddings now.
Maybe he'd be willing to move with the times on this!
That or just fax or email it in, we do that for staff/former staff alot from my job.
SSF, heres exactly what you do, you go into the kitchen, put on the kettle, get him out his favourite mug, and make him a nice hot cup of do it you f*ckin self