Nice new service for when you’re sailing along the Cote d’Azur. I’m sure there are many more to come since GSM/CDMA reception is no longer an issue, not even offshore…
“In France, a company called Seapass is testing an SMS reservation service with several thousand ship owners, allowing them to make their docking reservations by text message, at 5 different ports off the C�te d’Azur (Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, Les Embiez, Bandol, Sanary et port de Bouc.) Mobile users need only to send an SMS to a designated short code to: reserve a parking spot for their boat, request the weather report, request the sites to visit in the area, best beaches, best restaurants, historic monuments…”

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