Solidot | Belgium terminates the 19th century telegraph service


Belgium will close on December 29 has a 171-year history of Telegraph service. The technology of the 19th century continued to be a strange thing to the social media era, while Britain, which invented telegraph technology, closed the Telegraph in 1982, with the United States in 2006 and India in 2013 years. 10 of companies and individuals and bailiffs have made the Belgian telegraph system operational so far. The bailiff used it because they needed a system that could provide legal guarantees for the dispatch and receipt. The Telegraph is very expensive, 20 words will cost 23.75 euros, the Brussels cycle of courier costs will need € 0.9. It is not surprising that the Telegraph survives in a time when it is possible to send unlimited short messages by phone.