Post Office Moving Into Mobile Networks

Post office moving into mobile networks

Increasing business services and enhancing value to customers are philosophies many Post Offices around the world are adopting. Whether it’s banking, insurance, or a wide variety of other services, each additional reason to visit a Post Office has the potential to increase revenue. To that end, one particular Post Office is establishing a partnership with another to offer mobile phone services to its customers.

Correios, Brazil’s Postal Service, has established a partnership with Poste Italiane, Italy’s Postal Service, to operate a mobile virtual network in Brazil. As a mobile virtual network operator in Italy, Poste Italiane will leverage that experience and combine it with Brazil’s postal network to cater to the cellular needs of customers in the country.

A mobile virtual network operator “rents” bulk access from a network provider at wholesale rates and sells them at a markup to its own customers. Though a network provider has not been identified by Correios and Poste Italiane, the partners hope to finalize a deal within the next month and sell cellular services at Post Offices across Brazil soon thereafter.

Do you think USPS should sell cellular services at its facilities in the United States?

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

     /  April 9, 2014

    Why not? Anything to bring in the money…

  2. Jonn

     /  April 10, 2014

    It might be easier and less costly to get into the cell phone market. USPS can at least get into the pay as you go market. I bet it would be cheaper through the post office too. High cell phone bills are the worst.

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