August 21, 2014
Swiss Post lets customers buy stamps by SMS
The Swiss Postal Office will introduce SMS-based mobile franking as a permanent service on 1 September, after a one-year pilot project in which customers bought postage for over 100,000 letters.
The service available through all mobile communications operators will continue to cost CHF 1.20 per A Mail standard letter sent to a Swiss address.
Users text the keyword "STAMP" to the number "414". The code they receive must then be written down in the upper right-hand corner of the envelope and the letter posted in any letter box within 10 days. The code can also be requested through the Swiss Post smartphone app. Swiss Post has been offering WebStamp, a different service allowing users to print stamps bought online, since 2006.
[via Telecom Paper]
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