Subject 515-5-1 TELEGRAPH COMPANIES
No telegraph company shall collect for its service in transmitting messages, exclusive of date, address and signature, between any two of its offices within this State, more than the maximum rate prescribed by the Commission for the class of service specified.
Telegraph companies doing business in this State, shall in each incorporated town or city in which they maintain offices, make delivery to all points within the corporate limits of such town or city, of all telegraphic messages to the addressee, or to someone authorized to accept the same, at his, her, or their place of business or residence, or leave a written notice thereof, in case there is no one at such place of business or residence to receipt for the same; and such delivery shall be made without extra charge, where the addressee's residence or place of business be within two miles of any main or branch office of the delivering telegraph company in cities or towns of 5,000 or more inhabitants, or within one-half mile of any main or branch office of the company in cities or towns of less than 5,000 inhabitants.
Telegraph companies are required to show on each telegram they transmit and deliver between points in Georgia the correct time, expressed in hours and minutes, that such telegram was received at office of delivery. And where the sender of any such message desires to show also the correct time of filing with initial office, the transmitting company shall carry said information free, except in night letters.
Where a message is tendered for immediate transmission to another office of the same company and it is known, or can be ascertained from office records, that the office to which the message is to be transmitted, is, at the time of such tender, closed, or likely to be closed before it can be transmitted, the receiving office shall, before accepting the message, notify the sender of the facts.
Where, for any reason, a message cannot be, or is not delivered within a reasonable time after receipt, it shall be the duty of the office accepting the message to notify the sender, if such sender's address be known, of the fact of non-delivery. No charge shall be made for such notification.