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Had an Openreach engineer call today to get directions to us to fix a broadband problem....ask if he use w3w and he replied...not really or not that much...which was a shame but he fixed the problem and we now get almost 2 meg...deep joy!
Just messaged both the large caravan/motorhome/camping clubs in the U.K. to ask if they could start using their three word addresses on all their sites along side the coordinates for the sites.Been away for a couple of weeks staying on their sites and obviously used w3w often. Met a fellow happy camper who had just downloaded the app and thought it was amazing .I have been banging on at the clubs for a while....Bless ‘em.....who dares wins?
The latest post to come up on my FB group...great for finding great places to park.
what3words was nearly mentioned on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine programme at lunchtime,in relation to pizza delivery,...but he couldn’t remember the name...aw bless.
We are seeing the three word addresses more and more at campsites these days....makes finding them very easy .
I watched the advert on the beach from Lincolnshire and showed it to a few friends, they all agreed it would make a great TV ad....so clever.I also wanted to say how cool is it that the LA fire dept now use w3w....obviously they are late to the party,but of course I never said that ..bless ‘em....nice one Ashley.
My wife is in a large FB group which tries to find more sites for Campervan/motorhome to park for the night for payment..the continent has thousands of them and they are called Aires...most are in the middle of towns or on farms or anywhere you can park a van.They are now getting more popular in the UK as a way of bringing money into the local area’s businesses.What we have now noticed is many of the sites are now including their 3word address as are many people in the camping/caravan world.
I was talking to a good friend of ours who is an Openreach Engineer team leader..he has been using the app for about five years now since I told him about it.He was using it at work between his own team unofficially which he said was really useful.Now Openreach is using it officially ...he said it is so useful for finding faults and meeting other engineers etc at various sites where postcodes don’t exist.He showed me the app they use on his work phone and what they can do with it...which was all pretty impressive I thought.He did say how he thought you could improve it and he would be willing to talk to someone with the idea..I said I would let you know and if you are interested to let me know...
People are really moaning about yesterday’s BBC article...on various groups.Dunno how many times I have to tell people it doesn’t replace O/S...someone has said you could always ask for an adjoining squares if a doubling up problem appears.Heard Chris on the radio yesterday and he gave a great explanation as usual.Suppose the BBC could have got someone whose life had been saved by w3w instead of just gently trying to rubbish you...such a shame.People are also moaning,on Facebook!..that it is a commercial enterprise..suppose they think you should a charity....although you are for the emergency services...I assume it is also free in other countries?
We are organising a Campervan meet this weekend at short notice but we still have twenty vans arriving.We told people in the group we don’t use postcodes because what3words rules.They all think what3words are a hoot and most in the group ..well over a thousand...have downloaded the app.We will show some of the older members in the group how best to use the app which should be fun.