I'm not a big text message fan, in fact I don't even have it on my phone! So, go ahead and call me old fashion, but I must admit, this is a great idea that even I would start texting for!

The Swedish postal service plans to give customers' tongues a rest by allowing them to pay their postage via mobile phone text message instead of stamps.

A similar system is set for launch in Denmark on April 1st allowing users to send a text message, prompting a special code to be sent back.

The code is then written down on the letter and serves as proof of the postage having been paid, the Sydsvenskan newspaper reports.

via Text messages to replace stamps in Sweden - The Local.