Thousands of England Fans, concerned at the potential dangers in South Africa this summer have been flocking to the Trafficmaster web site to check out International Rescue. This new service offers peace of mind for anyone visiting South Africa via a GPS based support service. By downloading a simple application, users can access a ‘soft key’ on a mobile that instantly contacts a 24/7 helpline should they get into difficulties. Uniquely, this sends their GPS co-ordinates to the operator who can then dispatch local security personnel, instantly.
To ensure everyone can access the service. Trafficmaster, the UK’s leading provider of traffic information has teamed up with FoneRent, the market leader in temporary mobiles to ensure everyone can be safe and secure at the event. Indeed, visitors can now take International Rescue just for the duration of the tournament. Rescue offers enhanced security as well as concierge services and FoneRent has provided a host of media, hospitality companies and teams with the new Rescue service and is seeing growing interest from Fans of all nations as the tournament approaches.
Terfel Roberts of Trafficmaster said, ‘International Rescue is an exciting new offer and operates across South Africa. We were overwhelmed by interest in Rescue on our website when we launched recently, especially from football fans and this reflects the concerns that many people have over safety at the tournament. However, it was also apparent that not everyone had a GPS mobile, enter FoneRent. They offered us a great option to get clients onto International Rescue with a rental phone and local airtime which also saves them around 70% on mobile call costs in Africa’.
David Gill, Marketing Director for FoneRent commented, ‘International Rescue is an amazing service which has definitely captured the attention of our client base, particularly for teams and media where security is paramount. Indeed, we have many well known companies and individuals using the service and the client list is truly international. As an example, talkSPORT, who are broadcasting every game live from Africa have supplied each member of their team with a Rescue enabled handset. Gill added, ‘FoneRent & Trafficmaster are helping thousands of people stay connected and safe at the World Cup and we are lucky to count several teams amongst our clientele. And although we all want to see an England win, an Italy v Germany Final would be very good for business.’