February 2, 2008
SMS opens doors to toilets in some rest areas along Highway 1 in Western Finland
As a result of continued and endemic vandalism, the Finnish Road Administration has developed a system which allows travellers to open the doors to roadside toilets only by sending an SMS to the number given by the Road Administration. Helsingin Sanomat
"... There are instructions on the doors to toilets and shower rooms, advising prospective users to send a text message "OPEN" to the number given on the door. The call is directed to a modem, which then sounds a buzzer and opens the door.
The opening of the door costs just the normal SMS rate without any additional charges.
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