March 7, 2011
Text messages to replace stamps in Sweden
The Swedish postal service is allowing customers to pay their postage via text message instead of stamps, according to The Local, Sweden's news in English.
... A similar system is set for launch in Denmark on April 1st allowing users to send a text message, prompting a special code to be sent back.
The code is then written down on the letter and serves as proof of the postage having been paid, the Sydsvenskan newspaper reports.
... According to Anders Åsberg, heard of marketing and development with Swedish postal service Posten AB, the risk of forged codes is no greater than it is with traditional stamps, as both must eventually be read by postal service scanners.
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