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Old 10th Dec 2018, 6:58 pm   #44
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Default Re: Government bans fax machines in the NHS

Originally Posted by kalee20 View Post
Is Telex still in use? My company still has fax (not used much) but dumped Telex 25 years ago.
Last time I came across Telex was in the early-2000s: it was kept on particularly in the shipping world because - unlike faxes - a Telex was at the time globally recognised as legally binding from a contractual perspective - important if you're ordering stuff like 5,000 tons of heavy oil to fuel your ship when it docks at its next port.

Though discontinued as a subscriber-service by BT in the mid-2000s the "GMDSS" marine distress network infrastructure still supports Telex!
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