|Mon Mar 30, 2009 - 2:46 PM EDT - By Jennifer Chappell|
If you you do a lot of traveling by air, you know that your loved ones worry about you and want to know when you've landed safely. I read via IntoMobile about a neat beta program called ArrivedOK, which is a mobile tool for travelers that instantly notifies your friends and family when you've arrived at your destination.
Many people use their cell phone to call or send a text message to let people know when they've arrived. But there are times when you get too busy to remember to do that, and your loved ones begin to worry. They might call you to make sure you've landed safely, and the call might be one of those expensive international roaming calls. Ugh.
ArrivedOK tracks your cell phone in the visiting mobile network when you switch it on upon your arrival. Then the 'Arrived OK' SMS message is sent to your list of recipients. Cool!
Below are the quick steps that make ArrivedOK work:
New message from ArrivedOK.mobiJohn Doe ( 14082478825) arrivedOK to Frankfurt. Hey, I'm on my way home! Miss U! John.
My brother-in-law travels quite frequently for his job at Volvo, so I'm sure that my sister would love for him to have ArrivedOK. She tries to keep up with his flight schedules online when he's off to Sweden or wherever else, and I'm sure she worries a lot about him. I'm terrified of flying myself, but if I ever get up the nerve, I'll be sure to get ArrivedOK on my Palm smartphone.
You can go here to learn more or to become a beta tester.
Note: ArrivedOK service deliver messages to subscribers of GSM/UMTS networks only. ArrivedOK message will not be delivered to landline numbers or those in CDMA, iDEN or other (different from GSM/UMTS) networks.
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