USPS Text Tracking Cost

What is USPS Text Tracking:

Text Tracking is a service provided by USPS to track the package using any mobile phone. By using this service, The customer can get the updates of text packages by text messages. It is one of the most effective way of tracking USPS package.

How to request USPS Text Tracking:

  • Simply send a text to 28777 with the tracking Number. After this USPS sends a reply, That reply will be the latest information about the package.
  • Visit USPS Tracking website and register with your credentials.

What are the differences among the notification options?

  1. Mobile device initiated request: when a customer requests Text Tracking via their mobile device, USPS will provide a single text response with the latest tracking activity for the package. If a user would like additional updates on that package, a subsequent request needs to be sent.
  2. USPS Tracking initiated request:

Option 1: A user may request all activity on their package, which means USPS will send a text message to user’s mobile. Generally, users can expect up to 11 scans on their package. Each scan will be provided in an individual text message.

Option 2: a user may request notification of delivery or delivery attempt. “Delivery attempt” would encompass such tracking activity as a delivery attempt by the carrier, when the item is out for delivery, or if it had to be returned to the sender. Users can expect one individual Text Tracking message for each instance of delivery or delivery attempt.,

Cost of USPS Text Tracking:

SMS messaging is a free service but not available in all areas. Your internet service provider will charge you an amount for sending a text to USPS. USPS and the mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. For more help, you can follow the below steps: For help or information on the UPS Notifications text message program, send “HELP” to USPS.


From the above article, it’s clear the service of text tracking is free but Network providers charge some amount as their fees. For more articles on USPS, Kindly visit

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