Chunghwa Post Co offers new ‘time capsule’ service

By Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 - Page 3

State-owned Chunghwa Post Co yesterday announced a new service which allows people to send letters or packages to be received at a designated time in the future — from 15 days to a maximum of 30 years.

Chunghwa Post president Wang Chang (王昌) said the new “time capsule” service could help people maintain their future expectations, hopes or messages that they cannot convey at present, and stow away objects they wish to give to people in the future.

Chunghwa Post will be responsible for retaining the mail for the sender and then sending it at the appointed time, he said, adding that all packages could be accepted as long as they conform to the current regulations and standards for parcel post packages.

The assigned delivery dates range from a minimum of 15 days to a maximum of 30 years, and the assigned delivery address is limited to domestic delivery only.

However, in addition to the standard postage fee, there will also be a storage fee for the service, Chunghwa Post said. For example, a registered letter that weighs 20g would be subject to a NT$25 shipping fee and NT$150 storage fee.

Chunghwa Post said it hopes the service can deliver mail that is full of surprises and feelings that touch the heart.