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Securing Postage By SMS In Sweden

A curious hybrid of communication methods takes the hassle out of snail mail correspondence.

Stephen Fortune
Stephen Fortune on March 9, 2011.

The Swedish Postal system ‘Posten’ is set to trial a new method of postage and packaging whereby citizens use their cell phone instead of postage stamps.

“Customers will send a text and receive a code in response that will be written on a piece of mail to show the postage had been paid.The system will work for packages weighing up to 4.4 pounds”

No date has currently been set for when the system will be introduced in Sweden, though a Danish equivalent is expected to roll out from April 1st. Both Scandanavian systems take inspiration from a similar scheme introduced in Germany’s Deutsche Post in 2008

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[Via Gakwer]

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