Deutsche Post: Text Stamps

The Postman Always Texts Twice

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Philatelists beware - could this spell the end of the road for traditional stamps? Letter writers in Scandinavia will soon be able to request a unique code via text message, which they'll write on their envelope before mailing instead of affixing a stamp.

The system, from Deutsche Post, has been available in Germany for a while, but at a premium price point. However, cellphone stamps which will launch in Denmark and Sweden later this year will cost the same as normal first class stamps.

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