Lets get the bottom of it, NOW!

  techie4me 19:03 30 Nov 2007

LONDON (Reuters) - First came SatNav for lost drivers. Now there's "SatLav", a toilet-finding service to help people caught short in

On Thursday, Westminster City Council launched a new mobile phone text message service that will guide Londoners and tourists to their nearest public lavatory.

Anyone who sends the word "Toilet" to 80097 will receive a reply giving details of their nearest public convenience.

Student Gail Knight, 26, came up with the idea for an innovation competition run by the council.

"When I'm out with friends we're always ducking into McDonalds or department stores to use their loos but we feel a bit bad about it," she said. "I thought a text service would be really useful for people on the move."

The service is available across the Westminster, an area that includes many of the capital's most popular sights, such as Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.

Unlike in-car devices that rely on satellites to pinpoint someone's location, the SatLav uses mobile phone technology. All that comes at a price, however. Rather than spending a penny, people will be charged 25 pence per text.

  FungusBoggieman 19:16 30 Nov 2007

nothing new here my satnav man f20 had it over a year and it arleady guides me to the nearest tiolet its called servises

  HCOOH 20:11 30 Nov 2007

Should be intersting when 2000 desperate people all converge on the only convenience in the ares at the same time.

  Colin 20:36 30 Nov 2007

Amusement aside, it does highlight the severe lack of public toilets in this country – though I don’t know if it’s better anywhere else. When you do find one it's a cross between Star Ship Enterprise or some disgusting, stinking, badly lit hell hole. What's the problem? We all have to use them, but they’re regarded as some “nasty” place. The main toilets in my city centre have special lighting apparently so that druggies find it difficult to see their veins when trying to inject.

  Coffee Adict 21:13 30 Nov 2007

'Should be intersting when 2000 desperate people all converge on the only convenience in the ares at the same time.'

Could be even more interesting when the olympics arrive.

  Brumas 21:45 30 Nov 2007

It will be a new Gold Medal event - the new triathlon. Find a car parking place , a public Toilet and finally the necessary coinage to enter ;o)

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