Popular consumer advocate and author Clark Howard is host of a nationally syndicated radio program called, what else, the Clark Howard Show. Since the late ’80s he’s been all about educating listeners on how to save money, avoid shysters and generally get their financial houses in order.
Clark pulls no punches, which is why we at Urgent.ly were thrilled when we heard Howard talking about us on his show. Howard honed in on the unpredictable nature of roadside membership clubs by highlighting his “love-hate relationship with AAA.”
“Sometimes they’re there… bam – Love,” says Howard. “Sometimes it seems they never show up – Hate.”
He goes on to note that waiting and wondering is a major drawback.
“Getting good, reliable information from AAA when you are delayed with somebody coming,” he says, “has been kind of an aggravation.”
Somebody decided what works for Uber versus the taxi industry can work for roadside assistance versus AAA…
With Urgent.ly, consumers are shown where there driver is using their phone’s map so they know at all times what the wait will be.
Urgent.ly’s model of on-demand roadside assistance beats the auto clubs on value as well: Aside from transparency into driver location, we offer flat-rate upfront pricing on a pay-per-use basis and only charge after service is complete to 100% satisfaction. That means no paying subscription fees for services you never use.
Howard’s show is ranked among the top broadcasts in the nation, with millions of listeners (according the Talkers, “The Bible of talk Radio”); when he speaks people pay attention. Needless to say we’re stoked by Howard’s take, and we’re happy to share both the entire broadcast and the segment about Urgent.ly.
Tap the play button above to hear Howard talk about Urgent.ly. For the full broadcast, listen here: http://www.clarkhoward.com/list/clarkhoward/clark-on-demand/clark-howard-show-podcasts/etG/ (got to 11.12.14)
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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