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Is there nothing you can't do with a mobile today?

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Is there nothing you can't do with a mobile today?

Denmark to swap stamps for texts
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Danes sending a text bearing the word "PORTO" to the 1900 number will get in return a code that must be written on a letter in the place they would usually stick a stamp.

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Initially only letters up to 50g in weight can bear the mobile postal code. Getting a code will cost 8 DKK (£0.92p), the standard rate for a letter, plus the usual cost of a text message

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"We will, of course, still keep the Danish stamp tradition alive as the stamp adds qualities to a letter," he said.

The cost of a stamp remains the same but you do still have to pay the standard rate for sending the text.
My nearest post office is over a mile away so, for the odd urgent stamp I suppose I could go for the convenience but I usually have a stock of 1st and 2nd class stamps anyway.
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Re: Is there nothing you can't do with a mobile today?

Some of us even make phone calls using one...
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Re: Is there nothing you can't do with a mobile today?

Yup! sounds about right...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Is there nothing you can't do with a mobile today?

With my mobile connected to the internet (via home WLAN), I could print out electronically stamped mail, but the effort of doing so would not be worth the effort! I hope a similar solution as the Danish one, will arrive in the UK and soon. I don't have the time to get to a Post Office to buy stamps.
In Finland, it has been possible for some time to buy items from vending machines, using your mobile to make payments.