A BBC News broadcast about the closure by India, of it's 160 year old #Telegram service, was the inspiration behind a new Berkshire Internet Start-up, #Telegramwire; which is hosted along UK's M4 Berkshire Corridor - home to UK's top technology companies.
#Telegramwire is a Worldwide, cloud based, Letter Telegram service, which gives control back to customers, by letting them create and send, original and thoughtful contents in the form of letter telegrams or telegram cards to friends, families and loved ones. Telegramwire's Telegrams, are suitable for celebrating a range of special and exciting moments including birthdays, christenings, engagements, bar mitzvahs, weddings, new baby, get well and so forth.
Unlike pre-printed or online greeting cards which tends to recycle the same "production line" sentiments and poetry, Telegramwire gives customer the freedom to create unique, contextual and personalised greeting telegrams. This sender and receiver centric approach, encourages customers to do two things: (a) deploy their creative writing skills to create memorable telegram greetings that a recipient would value (b) the opportunity to engage the receiver, no matter how brief, on the common ground of memory; in order to write something meaningful and personally relevant; and which achieves something of an emotional connection between sender and receiver.
Telegramwire carefully laser prints each telegram message, on a retro-style Telegram Form, using a unique and evocative font dating back to the 1930s! The finished letter telegram is then despatched in luxurious and uniquely branded Letter Telegram packaging via Special First Class Mail, Air Mail or Signed-For Courier. The whole experience is designed to make the sender and receiver feel connected; in particular - the recipient is left feeling very special as a result of the sender's originality and thoughtfulness.
It costs only £3.99, EUR4.80 or US$6.55 + P&P for one telegram from any country in the world to more than 190 countries Worldwide. This price point compares favourably with greeting cards, especially with some greeting cards costing over three times as much as a Telegramwire telegram. Besides, it is not uncommon for some telegrams to be framed and cherished for their sentimental value. By comparison, no matter how pleasing a greeting might be, it is rarely framed. Framing as a keepsake, is a unique gesture reserved for telegrams only.
Because life is full of many special moments worth celebrating, Telegramwire's main purpose is to provide customers, with a unique and innovative channel to celebrate these exciting moments. Since the 1800s, Worldwide telegrams have always enjoyed the unmatched distinction of conveying the most important news. For instance, in the days before Smartphones, Text Messaging, Email and The Internet; telegrams were the first messages to be read out at weddings, engagements, Christenings, Bar Mitzvahs, and so forth etc. The goal of Telegramwire is to bring back the wonderful feelings of telegram exclusivity and nostalgia to our customer base - both senders and receivers - during the most important moments in their lives.
Yemmi Agbebi, MBA, CEO and Founder of Telegramwire said '...Rumours of the demise of the Telegram, as Mark Twain once observed in a similar situation, are greatly exaggerated. The telegram and it's evocative symbolism are very much alive and can be found at Telegramwire "