do you still send snail mail?

Philippines
January 31, 2009 10:10am CST
With the internet technology within a click of the finger. Communication can easily be done and you can have constant communication with your love ones halfway around the world in a few minutes. Emails, SMS and chat are only some of the few means of online communication. My question is, do you still send mail through the post office? When was the last time you sent a snail mail? what correspondence do you usually send over the post office? Please share.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
1 Feb 09
You are exactly right friend. In just a second you can send communication to family and friends around the world but what about those family members who have no access to the internet? Well, like those who are living in the provinces and can even hardly identify what is a mouse in the computer? hahahaha They are the people who needs to be informed about whereabout through snail mail. But I think only very few are using that this time. I do use it to communicate with my parents living in the provinces where internet is not available. Tye have cellphones but sometimes lost signals and I can not share everything by phone.. it's too expensive. I want a detailed sharing.. hhaha That's why I am still sing the snail mails once in a while.
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
thanks for your sharing friend. I totally forgot about the people from the provinces where the use of computers and the internet is not possible. Your right, snail mail still works for then given that the phone calls are quite expensive. IN writing a letter you can share details of your happiness, successes, fears am triumph. How often do you send letters to your parents from the province? I know you miss them so much. hope there will be internet access there soon so that you can chat and see each other in real time.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
1 Feb 09
heheh, I send snail mails sometimes once a month just to share my whereabout in detail and send some pictures too. I just let my sister check about the whereabouts of my parents every now and then. With my brother and sister I am not sending snail mails hahaha we do chat and email then share photos online.
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• Philippines
2 Feb 09
That is nice to hear my friend. that you are updated with the whereabouts of your family no matter you are far from each other. thanks to the technology for making this very possible. thanks for the share and have a great share.
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I very rarely send anything through snail mail these days. Most of my bills are paid locally, or online with my bill-pay service at my bank. I can call my dad and most of my family on my cell phone at any time without having to worry about long-distance charges, and all my calls are free on nights and weekends with my cell phone as well. I usually email or text message people as well. Snail mail is way too slow, and I only use it when I actually need to send something specific, such as an item or important papers. For simple messages or other communications, I usually choose to send an email, a text message, or to make a phone call, but unless I am calling my dad or other family or close friend, I usually make calling the person a last resort. I hate to talk on the phone. I would much rather take a moment to type the message required into an email or text message and send it on its way.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 09
that is true with the technology that we have today it is really easy to communicate or keep in touch with our family and love ones. Electronically we can receive it in just a few seconds and make our life easy and convenient. I on the other hand would prefer to talk especially if it is an immediate concern or messages that are quite confidential and needs ASAP response. Thanks for sharing.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I was just thinking about this the other day. i have stamps that I have had quite a while. I usually use email. Then I used to send bills through the mail. Now I do it all online and over the phone.
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
Hi friend, you can always collect those stamp as your collection. having to do these thing online is more convenient and less travel time. thanks to the technology that we are enjoying these days. Thanks for the post and have a great day. Happy Mylotting!!!
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I love getting letters in the mail, so I send them to friends. Even if it's just a few lines on a card. I figure if I send you something, you'll send me something. I still talk to those same people on-line and such but sitting down when the house is quiet, with a cup of tea, and reading a letter or note is great... almost better then chocolate.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 09
I can see that you are a very sentimental person and would like to receive real mails and cards. You can really say that the person who sent you that took the time to write and send the card to mail. though we feel the same thing with online notes but the feeling is really different if you are holding it. I am with you. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!!
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@syeryn (574)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Well, not unless I absolutely have to. I do everything electronically and the only time I use snail mail is when I have a package that needs to be shipped out.
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• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
i hardly send any snail mail anymore, only cards to some close friends who lives overseas, during festive seasons and birthdays.
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@messageme (2821)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I still send snail mail. There are some companies or banks if you so want to call them that that I have loans through that I can not make payment on line so I have to mail it in. Believe it or not my electric company doesn't even take debit cards for payment. Cash or check!! Makes me think they are living in the old days and need to catch up! I also have lots of relatives that don't have internet let a lone a computer so I still need to send them things in the mail too. I prefer to do that than to call them on the phone.