What EXACTLY do customers pay for?

In exchange for a fee of $5.00 per word (with a 5 word minimum) a customer (also called a "sender") can write a short telegram and address it to a person (called the "addressee") who has passed away not less than 30 days ago. Said telegram will be given to a terminally ill volunteer (called a "messenger") who is a competent adult who has been diagnosed, by a certified doctor, and who has a minimal survival prognosis of about a year or less. The messenger will memorize the telegram and pass a test to prove that he memorized it before passing away. The messenger also promises to do everything that can be done, after he passes away, to deliver the telegram, in the afterlife, to the addressee.
Since we can not
guarantee delivery nor prove that a telegram has been delivered, our customers do not pay for "deliveries". They pay for "delivery attempts". What we do guarantee is the following:
1) The messengers have memorized their telegrams before passing on.
2) The messengers have promised to do what can be done to deliver their telegrams to the addressees after passing.
With each purchase of an Afterlife Telegram, our customers receive the following at no additional charge:
1) A certificate of authenticity from AfterlifeTelegrams.com suitable for framing.
2) A signed pledge from both the terminally ill messenger who will deliver the message and the webmaster of AfterlifeTelegrams.com
3) Also at, no extra charge, the customer may choose to have a page, on afterlifetelegrams.com, dedicated to the memory of the addressee. (This is just an option - we will not build the page unless you want us to.) The page may contain the addressee's obituary, a short biography, family tree and up to 4 photographs. If you like we can also list the addressee's favorite joke, favorite recipes, favorite sports, etc... (Note: The webmaster of AfterlifeTelegrams.com reserves the right to edit any submitted material.)

AfterlifeTelegrams.Com ,,,, the afterlife message service.

How are the messengers supposed to deliver the telegrams after passing?

The messenger, after his passing, is obligated to seek out the addressees of the telegrams they have been entrusted with. How, exactly, this will be done is unclear. The truth is that no one knows what happens after someone passes away. Here is a list of "tips", based on pure speculation, that we give to messengers that we hope will help them to deliver their messages after passing into the afterlife:
- As soon as possible, get a pen and paper and write down all of your telegrams while they are still fresh in your mind. There may not be "pens" and "paper" in the afterlife, but there might be something equivalent with which you can record information.
- Make contact with the first intelligent person you find and request advice as how best to complete your task. By "person" we mean not only people such as you, who once lived on earth as humans, but anyone else who might be helpful. There might be other entities, such as angels, spirits, demigods or fairies, that are indigenous to the afterlife and who might be willing to help you. Animals, such as dogs, dolphins, apes, etc... might be inclined to help as well.
- It is possible that a "helper" of some kind might be assigned to assist you as you adjust to existing in a new world. (Like in the movie "Defending Your Life") Such a person would be ideal in helping you with your deliveries. If you are not able to deliver the telegrams in person in the near future, see if it is not possible for your helper to deliver them for you. If you do this, please follow up later to make sure the addressees received the correct telegrams.
- It is possible that the trauma of passing will cause you to have some memory loss. Should this happen, try to deliver as much of each telegram as possible.
- On earth people are separated by political, economic and ideological boundaries. For example it is safe to deliver a telegram to someone living in Canada but very dangerous to deliver a telegram to someone living in Iraq. It is possible that there are similar boundaries in the afterlife. While you are obligated to do what you can to deliver your telegrams, please use your best judgement as to the amount of risk you should take, without help, when traveling in the afterlife.
- More than likely there will be social, economic and informational infrastructures available to you and we encourage you to use these when possible. Keep in mind there might be rules in the afterlife regulating how and who you may contact. Do your best with what you have.
- There are a great many unknowns. Therefore the best advice we can give you is to be focused, resourceful, creative and (if necessary) aggressive. Good luck.

What steps, if any, have you taken to avoid taking advantage of people in grief?

Our service is
not intended for people who are still in the grieving stage . Therefore we will not knowingly provide service to someone who wants to send a message to someone who has died less than 30 days ago. We also do not provide service to people under the age of 18 nor anyone we suspect to be mentally incompetent.
Before we will give a telegram to a messenger to memorize - we will have talked to the sender by phone. If, at that time, we are given reason to believe that the sender is under age, incompetent or still grieving the loss of the person they are sending the telegram to - we will refund payment. After the telegram has been given to the messenger and payment has been accepted, it is no longer refundable unless the messenger should have the good fortune to survive one year passed the day the messenger received the telegram. In that case the fee is refunded and the telegram will be delivered for free.

What do you consider "terminally ill"? Who qualifies as a messenger?

All of our messengers are competent adults who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, by a certified doctor, and have a minimal survival prognosis of about a year or less.

I have a friend who might be interested in this site - how do I contact him?

If you want to learn more about our service - please click on these frequently asked questions:

How does this service work? What are the steps involved?

How much does this service cost?

What uses are there for "Afterlife Telegrams"?

How can you guarantee that the telegrams will get through?

Who are the terminally ill messengers? Can I meet them?

What do you consider "terminally ill"? Who qualifies as a messenger?

What steps have you taken to avoid taking advantage of people in grief?

Where do the fees go?

How are the messengers supposed to deliver the telegrams after passing?

Is this legal?

What EXACTLY do customers pay for?

Are telegrams kept confidential?

Can you deliver non-English telegrams to non-English speaking people?

How does this service work? What are the steps involved?

1) The sender (the person sending the telegram) clicks on the "start" button that is on the main page:
http://afterlifetelegrams.com
2) The sender is then shown a brief summary about service, restrictions and fees which MUST be read in order to continue.
3) Next the sender is asked a few questions to make sure she/he qualifies to use our service.
4) The sender then is taken to a form that she/he fills out. The form requires (among other things) a full name, phone number and the message to be sent. The form is then emailed to us.
6) Next the sender is taken to PayPal.com to pay for the message. This requires either a credit card, a checking account or a banking account.
7) Within 48 hours of receiving payment, we will contact the sender to confirm the telegram and to answer questions.
8) Next we will give a copy of the telegram to one of our terminally ill messengers to memorize. After given sufficient time for memorization, the messenger is tested to determine if she/he has indeed memorized the telegram. After passing this test, we will periodically quiz the messenger to be sure that she/he has not forgotten.
9) If, as expected, the messenger passes away within a year - the sender is then informed by phone that the telegram is "on its' way". (should the messenger have the good fortune to still be alive after one year - the sender's money is refunded and the messenger will then deliver the telegram, when the time comes, for free.)
10) After passing away, the messenger is obligated to do everything possible to seek out the addressee in the afterlife and deliver the telegram. Unfortunately there is no known way for the addressee to reply to the sender's telegram nor can we prove that it was even successfully delivered. Please keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to use our service.

How much does this service cost?

We charge a fee of $5 per word with a minimum of 5 words per telegram. We recommend when you write your telegram, you try to minimize the number of words used. For example, let's say you wish to send the following telegram to your grandpa Bob who passed away last Fall:

To: Bob B. Firestone
From: Frank J. Firestone
Message:
Dear Grandpa. Kathy and I just had a healthy baby boy and we have decided to name him after you!
Sincerely, Frank.

You can easily shorten this 22 word ($110) telegram to an 8 word ($40) telegram as follows:

To: Bob B. Firestone
From: Frank J. Firestone
Message:
Kathy had healthy baby boy, naming him Bob!

(NOTE: The words "To: Bob B. Firestone", "From: Frank J. Firestone" and "Message:" do not count towards the cost of the telegram. "Kathy had healthy baby boy, naming him Bob!" are the only words that count toward the cost.)

What uses are there for "Afterlife Telegrams"?

Here are some reasons that someone might want to send a telegram to someone who has passed on:
- Inform someone about a birth in the family.
- Apologize to someone they feel they have wronged while that person was alive.
- Invite someone to a seance that will take place at a certain time and place. (We sincerely doubt this will work, but it's your money.)
- Let someone know about an important event that they might have missed such as a wedding.
- Write things you regret not having said while they were alive.
- Let someone know that, after they passed away, you adopted their pets and you are now taking care of them.

How can you guarantee that the telegram will get through after the messenger has passed on?

We Can't...The truth is no one knows what happens when someone dies. All that we can guarantee is this:
1) The messengers have memorized their telegrams before passing on.
2) The messengers have promised to do what can be done to deliver their telegrams to the addressees after passing.
Here is a list of reasons why, despite our best efforts, your telegram might not get through:
- Reincarnation could cause a problem. By the time the telegram can reach the addressee, he could already be back on earth.
- The afterlife could be so chaotic and confusing that it might be impossible to find a specific person.
- We can not rule out the possibility that there could be no afterlife at all.
- Maybe there are no "directories", or any other way to find people in the afterlife.
- The addressee might have changed his name.
- If the afterlife is segregated into heaven, hell and purgatory - it is possible that the messenger will not be sent to the same place as the addressee.
- It's possible that people do not retain memories of their past lives.
- Maybe the addressee does not wish to be disturbed and has the means to keep the messenger from speaking to him.
- It also might be against the "rules" in the afterlife to seek out people you don't know.
- Maybe people who die in Illinois are sent to a different section of the afterlife than people who die in Alaska.- It could be that the addressee is a ghost on earth or has moved to a different plane of existence and can't be reached.
- The addressee may have evolved into a higher state of being and can no longer communicate with the messenger.
Here is a list of reasons why sending a telegram may be entirely unnecessary:
- Perhaps the addressee already knows the information in the telegram because he has been watching over you.
- Maybe the addressee receives messages every time you think of him or pray to him.
- It could also be that the addressee is now omnipotent and knows everything anyway.
Please keep all of this in mind when deciding whether or not to use our service.

Who are the terminally ill messengers? Can I meet them?

No. At this time we have only one messenger. She/He wishes to remain anonymous. The messenger's identity will only be revealed after they have passed away. Prior to that, only government officials and consumer protection agencies will be permitted access to the messenger's private information.

Where do the fees go?

The $5.00 per word fee is held in our PayPal Account until the messenger has passed away and the telegram is "on its way". Then , depending on the wishes of the messenger, it is either given to a relative, donated to a charity or used to pay for medical bills. (NOTICE: Because fees are not distributed until after a messenger has passed away, messengers technically are not "paid", nor are they "employed". All messengers are technically "volunteers" who work for free. The money, that AfterlifeTelegrams.com will give to a messenger's family or to who ever else the messenger chose to have it given to, is not "pay" - it is a "donation".) Currently we only have one messenger and his wishes are that we donate his fees to charity.

Is this legal?

Yes. Why wouldn't it be?

Are telegrams kept confidential?

Yes.

I have a friend who might be interested in this site - how do I contact him?

There is a "Tell-A-Friend" message box HERE that you can use to inform someone about our service.

Who runs your company? Where are you located?

Can you deliver non-English telegrams to non-English speaking people?

All of our messengers, that are currently on staff, can only read and speak English - but we will still attempt delivery to any addressee regardless of language. If, for example, you want a message delivered to your grandmother who only speaks Chinese - you must translate your telegram to English. Then send the translation to us with a note explaining that the addressee only speaks Chinese. After the messenger passes, she/he will attempt to have the telegram retranslated to Chinese before delivery or enlist the help of a translator to relay the message to your grandmother. (Remember - telegrams sent to us MUST be in English.)

Who runs your company? Where are you located?

AfterlifeTelegrams.com is primarily run and operated by Paul Kinsella from his home in New Athens, Illinois USA.
Paul Kinsella is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in several magazines including Boy's Life, National Review and The Saturday Evening Post. He is also an accomplished website designer whose other works include " NORMandCompany.com ", the " Stickman Murder Mysteries " and "OrcMagazine.com".

How do you find your messengers?

How do you find your messengers?

We don't actively search for new messengers. If someone is terminally ill and wishes to become a messenger, the only way we are likely to find them is if they contact us first. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a messenger, then you should visit HERE for details.

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