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Saturday, March 12, 2011

SMS Codes for Postage in Europe

In Readwriteweb: Could it be that postage stamps are on their way out?  I am a long time student of the history of the postage system , and this makes sense. Of course as long as we still need the ability to send physical information on paper.  We continue to progress in a connected world.

" ... Licking a stamp could become so last century, if a logical plan in Europe ends up spreading as far as it could. Danish letter mailers, beginning April 1st, will be able to send an SMS to that nation's Postal Service and receive a short code back, confirming that they have paid to mail a letter. They'll write that code on the envelope and then the post office machines will scan that, instead of a stamp. Sweden says it's working on a similar system ... "

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