February 24, 2016

AAA Outage Making You Wait? Urgent.ly is Taps Away :-)

We all have our good and bad days. AAA is having a couple of the latter.

We all have our good and bad days. AAA is having a couple of the latter.

Seems a technical issue caused their phone system to hiccup, keeping members in California from getting help for hours. Ouch.

One way they could avoid that in future is by, well, modernizing around mobile devices (you know, apps) and not require people to call some phone number and wait (especially long in this case).

As for members, here’s a simple option: choose Urgent.ly. Why? No membership fees for starters, you can watch on your phone as help arrives and, for closers, no calling an anonymous phone bank hoping a technical glitch has not occurred.

We’re not perfect by any means, but as the company re-inventing roadside assistance we think we’re always trying harder. Like now: head over here and get your free iPhone or Android app and never worry about being stranded - by a car problem or faulty phone line.

Happy driving.

Many individuals and local authorities have already jumped on the opportunity to remind users to drive safely. There are even signs popping up on highways to encourage safer driving.

Luckily, there are tools out there to help the tech-obsessed (or the poke-obsessed) improve their driving. One of our favorites is an app called TrueMotion Family! The app analyzes your driving in order to provide you with a score - and insights as to how you drive. It's perfect for parents who want to monitor their teen drivers. The app gives parents the power to see where their kids drive, and produces a 'report card' on their driving in addition to an assessment of whether they were driving distracted (using their cell phone). Plus, families have access to roadside assistance on-demand from right within the TrueMotion app.

I don’t remember Ash, Misty, or Brock driving cars in their quest to be the very best, like no one ever was. And there aren’t vehicles any in PokemonGO. At Urgent.ly, we love the game and just like you, we’re prepared to travel across the land searching far and wide to catch 'em all, but we encourage you to put safety first in your travels! Remember that the power of Pokemon is awesome in augmented reality but automobiles are a powerful tool meant for use in the real world and require optimum focus to operate safely. In a world we must defend, you can start by driving safely, and catch and train ‘em all when you’re not operating a vehicle.

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