In Leicestershire you can find out where a public bus is at all times. No more standing around waiting for the bus, wondering when the next one will come.
“And in Leicestershire mobile phone users can send a text message containing a six-digit code unique to their bus stop to a local bus company.
Within 30 seconds a text message is sent back giving the location of the bus.”
Here’s the article.
P.S. Cell phone users in Europe and Asia use text messaging a LOT. Much more than in the US.