Post Office Discontinues Wireless Package Tracking Application
The U.S. Postal Service plans next month to discontinue a service that let customers check a ZIP code or track a package on wireless devices including Pocket PCs and cell phones. Meanwhile, package-delivery rival UPS said it is expanding its wireless services to more countries. Last month the company added access in several Asian countries, bringing to 35 the number of countries in which it offers wireless information. UPS wireless services include calculating shipping rates, tracking packages and finding UPS drop-off locations. FedEx also offers services similar to the ones the post office is discontinuing.
So, at a time when new wireless hardware is making wireless networks are getting major upgrades, the USPS has decided that there is insufficient interest.