Article: Sweden to get rid of stamps, customers will instead pay to send letters via text message

This really short piece on discusses how text messages will now take the place of stamps.  Here’s the whole piece:

Snail mail is about to move out of the dark ages.

The Swedish postal service is planning to do away with stamps, replacing them with a text message payment system instead.

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.

“We are very interested and are just now looking into a solution,” Anders Asberg of the Sweden’s Posten AB told the Sydsvenskan newspaper.

No date has been set to introduce the new system, but Asberg said he thought it would likely begin over the summer.

A similar system is set to begin in Denmark in April.

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