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Westminster’s text-a-loo service

It finally goes live…

Link: The Press Association: SMS help to find toilet

A “SatLav” mobile phone service which alerts people to the nearest public toilets has been launched.

Westminster City Council’s scheme works via text message requests from shoppers, workers and tourists.

Texting the word “toilet” to the number 80097 prompts a quick-response text with details of the nearest facilities and their opening times

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4 replies on “Westminster’s text-a-loo service”

I reckon this is genius. A basic irresistable human need, fulfilled by the most basic, simple and pervasive communications method around.

But they could have chosen a better shortcode…like 52889 or 22727 (74487 would probably be a bit too far)

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