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Thread: Should door to door mail delivery end?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How do you send a certified letter through email to prove the recipient got it?
    Couriers could provide that service.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Carrier pigeons! Oh wait...

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Also, broadband is not available everywhere.
    Don't need broadband to pay a bill online. Regular dialup will suffice.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    End Saturday delivery. Raise the cost of a stamp to a dollar.

    Have an IPO. Let the people that run the post office be held accountable to stockholders.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieBunker View Post
    End Saturday delivery. Raise the cost of a stamp to a dollar.

    Have an IPO. Let the people that run the post office be held accountable to stockholders.
    Nice. That'd do it.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    OH REALLY???
    I can put a 46 cent stamp on a letter and put it in a local mailbox here in Colorado. About three days later my sister in New Hampshire has it delivered to her door ...
    UPS or Fed X can give me the same service for about $16.00.
    Tell me how that is better?
    While I struggle with the interwebz, my wife however can tap out an Email complete with attached photos to all my family and in mere seconds they all receive the 'letter'.

    She can do some sort of electronic bill pay for our credit cards... our local bill are done EOM by driving into the county seat and 'visiting' the electric company and catching up with the nice lady at the window, computer bill in a mail slot and of course the ladies at the COOP for our feed/fuel bill, always a stop at the grocery store...

    I can see businesses sending SOME correspondence by snail mail, but even that can be sent as a printable attachment. I live out in the country every day but Sunday they pay a fella good money to haul ads to me and a few others out here, I'm 8.5 miles from town, and by no means the farthest away. I drive a mile round trip to get the ads. I drive down 3 times a week, I wouldn't mind him doing the same.

    When we first moved out to the country the Rural Route couldn't be extended to our house- too far from the neighbors. I was not happy. These days I really don't have a real need for the USPS, most businesses I want to know are having sales send me Email alerts.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Don't need broadband to pay a bill online. Regular dialup will suffice.
    Funny thing about out here... SW Bell would charge us over $1,000.00 to run a phone line to the edge of our property and the rest of the line was for us to install. So we never had a land line. we had an early bag phone with ground plane antennae- by the minute rates with a monthly charge (our teen aged daughter was NOT impressed with 5 minutes phone calls a few times a week.)

    Now through broad band we have hi speed computer AND a microcell for 3G cell phones from AT&T. Throw in Direct TV, broadcast major networks and we are wireless. I know city folks can be blase about advancements but for us it is like lasers in the jungle....

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You are right and they do it with a bill being delivered to their door and then sending a check through the mail.
    You asked what they would do if they didnt have that option.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Also, broadband is not available everywhere.
    Who cares about broadband? You don't need broadband to get your e-mail. So long as you have a phone, you can get e-mail.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Who cares about broadband? You don't need broadband to get your e-mail. So long as you have a phone, you can get e-mail.
    Let them eat cake.

    People in rural areas without broadband who lose their mail service won't be able to get their netflix DVDs, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, voter information packets, packages etc. because the commercial delivery services will not find it profitable to deliver to such areas and a telephone modem is too slow. The postal service is required to deliver to everyone and that requirement makes it a tool for effective democracy. If the rest of us ever experience lengthy power outages or loss of broadband due to sabotage, war or disaster we will be glad to have a backup system.

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