Sweden to Replace Stamps with Text Messages

Sweden could soon switch to using text messages to pay for postage stamps. When available, users will be able to text a certain number with details of what they are sending. A code will then be sent back by text which can then be written on the parcel.

The code will be unique and when scanned through the postal system, will be recognized as postage being paid for.

There will be limits on what can be sent through, but anything up to 2KG in weight will be accepted this way. We also assume that if Sweden switches to this method that they will also keep the regular stamp, or provide a way for users to send mail, with perhaps books of stamps being replaced with books of authorization codes.

Finally, they also plan to not raise the postal rates with this service.

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