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15 August 2011 09:57
The text alert service will provide information and advice for travellers in the event of a crisis
The UK Foreign Office with Vodafone UK has introduced an emergency text messaging service on trial basis for Britons travelling abroad.
The text alert service, which will be under trail for one year, has been launched to warn travellers of potential unrest or any dangerous situation that they may face in foreign countries.
In addition to having an adequate
travel insurance, travellers taking an overseas trip can also benefit from the special text alert service.
The customers of the operator will receive text messages if they are in a country where there has been a major crisis, such as a natural disaster or civil unrest. The service is free to all customers of the firm including other providers using the Vodafone network.
Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne said the new service is part of the Government's vision to deliver better consular services.
Mr Browne said: "We will soon have the ability to send text messages to all affected British nationals registered on our crisis database."
He added: "As well as this, we're also exploring delivering important information through a range of mobile and online tools, including smartphone apps, a travel advice site for mobile phones and making effective use of social media and digital tools."
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