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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The end of postage stamps?

Are stamps the next thing to be made obsolete by the onward march of technology?

Denmark will introduce something called the Mobile Postage beginning on April 1. It’s as it sounds: rather than slap a plain ol’ postage stamp on a piece of mail, Danish folk will instead send a text message to the post office, which will then send back a postage code. You then write this postage code on your mail, and off you go.
The code will cost 8 DKK (just shy of $1.50 USD), and will initially only be usable on letters up to 50g (~1.76 ounces).

Sweden said that it, too, was considering introducing a text message postage stamp.

Seems like a really good idea to us

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