ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bhutan Post takes advantage of SMS technology

Yesterday morning I received an SMS from Bhutan Post:
You may kindly collect your parcel from our General Post Office, Thimphu during working hours - BHUTAN POST - Your Friendly Service Provider
I rushed down to the post office and a package was indeed waiting for me. I found out that the IT department at Bhutan Post recently installed a system that sends out these messages to the recipients of parcels. A fine use of SMS technology, and another example of Bhutan Post's all-around fantastic service.

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