Some might consider the humble telegram to be outdated technology but an Australian entrepreneur is confident the medium is ready to make a comeback, The Age reports.
Since its launch three years ago telegramstop.com has sent more than 22,000 telegrams to letterboxes around the world.
The company behind the website, Madewell Enterprises, says the most popular market for telegrams is the US followed by Britain and Australia.
Popular reasons for sending a telegram include weddings, births and birthdays; they are also used regularly to send special messages to soldiers serving across the globe.
To send a telegram users fill in an online form, pay a fee and can then expect to have their message delivered in four to six days time.
According to the article the service is also being used as a promotional vehicle with jeweler Tiffany and the makers of the film Cowboys and Aliens using telegrams to attract attention.