Jan 242013
 
 January 24, 2013  Posted by  Misc

Here’s a great new service for San Francisco residents that I think you’d be nuts to use.  Elizabeth Harrington reports:

 Don’t like the way that car is parked? A new service allows individuals in San Francisco to anonymously send text messages to strangers through their license tag numbers.

“Helping neighbors avoid the pitfalls of parking in San Francisco,” says CurbTXT, which allows people who sign up for the service to avoid receiving nasty notes on their vehicles.

“A lot of things can go wrong when parking a car in the city,” the company explains. “We think instant, direct, and anonymous communication can alleviate a lot of the parking issues people have with their vehicles and the vehicles of others.”

“Before CurbTXT, no one could reach you if you left your car’s lights on, for instance, unless they knew you and your car,” the company’s website says.  “Now with CurbTXT, anybody with a cell phone can be a good Samaritan.”

Anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous text message to CurbTXT subscribers, by texting the license plate of the vehicle and the state abbreviation.

The company provides this example: “CA3214567 you’re blocking my driveway – pls move.”

If the vehicle isn’t registered with CurbTXT, the company will let you know that your message was not received. Registered vehicles are supposed to display CurbTXT stickers.

What can possibly go wrong, right?

Read more on CNSnews.com

h/t, Joe Cadillic 

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