Fonebank –Mobile phone recycling company
Fonebanker – Get Cash for selling mobile phone
Cart: 0 item(s) Your Account
News Categories
News Archive
Breakdown company launches iPhone and Android app
(16/12/2010 12:48:47)

Apple iPhone and Android device owners can boost their chances of rescue should they encounter a car breakdown by downloading a new app.

The AA has launched an application to aid mobile phone users should they become stranded following a problem with their vehicle.

By using GPS technology, the firm hopes that recovery times will be greatly improved as employees can find their targets a lot more efficiently.

Currently, much time can be wasted in finding the exact location of a stranded customer, particularly if they are travelling to places they do not know, thus finding it harder to describe their exact whereabouts.

The new app can locate the mobile phone users to within just a few metres and the technology can also decipher which way they are travelling along a carriageway.

Director of IT at the AA Andrew Gisby believes the system will have a really positive effect on the company's capabilities.

"This latest free app really is 'The AA in your pocket'," he remarked.

"In addition to providing excellent road traffic and AA product information, it helps us to deliver an efficient roadside service."

As well as the main rescue function, the app can also provide everyday use for motorists.

Reminders relating to car insurance expiry, MOT requirements and car tax issues can also be set using the gadgets.

This is not the first app developed by the firm, as it has already released a series of utilities that can aid drivers over issues including petrol prices, parking and route planning.

Learner drivers that possess either an Android or Apple device can download an AA app that guides them through the theory section of the driving test.

According to InfoWorld, the iPhone in particular is becoming increasingly popular among businesses thanks to the range of sophisticated apps on offer.

This has become even more apparent since the launch of the iOS 4 operating system, which has corporate security features.

<< go back to news stories
Need Help? Call on 020 7404 6440 or email
Leave Feedback 
Follow Us : 
Company Mobile Phones
Handset Terms and Conditions
Free Collection for 5 Mobiles+
How To Post
Data Removal
About Us
Buy Mobile Phones
iCloud Activation Lock Info
Full Terms and Conditions
Competition Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy


follow us on facebook follow us on twitter find us on youtube
For all questions about orders or general enquiries please contact:


+44 (0)20 7404 6440

Office Hours:
9.30am-5.30pm GMT
countries we operate in
COOKIES: Our site uses cookies. To find out what cookies we use and why we use them click here. If you carry on using our site we will assume you consent to us using cookies in this way.