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Zephyr Cove, NV, United States, 2009/07/24 - Consumers taking travel confirmations on their cellphones via SMSwith ResTXT. ResTXT (Reservations via TeXT) is a service that keeps your cellphone number private, while copying travel confirmations to your cellphone via SMS - ResTXT.com.
Starting this summer, more travelers want to have the convenience of carrying their airline, hotel, and rental car travel confirmation with them in a text message on their cellphone or PDA, but are concerned about giving out their wireless phone numbers to avoid text message spam and cellphone telemarketing.
ResTXT (Reservations via TeXT, restxt.com) is a free service that keeps your cellphone number private, while copying travel confirmations to your cellphone via text message. Started by a frequent traveler and wireless security expert, it’s a simple way to automatically have your check-in information always on your cellphone or PDA when you arrive for a flight, rental car, or hotel stay, without disclosing your cellphone number.
Reservations via TeXT is unique in that it’s FREE, it works on any device with text messaging (including smartphones/PDAs) in the US and Canada, with no download, and has strong security and privacy features that more expensive download-only services for smartphones don’t have.
It’s simple to use: by signing up at ResTXT.com you receive an email address that you give instead of your regular email when making a travel reservation. ResTXT splits your reservation confirmation, and sends an abbreviated copy to your cellphone, and a normal copy to your regular email. If you already have your travel reservation and want a cellphone copy, just forward it from your regular email to your email@ResTXT.com and ResTXT will automatically split the email into cellphone and email copies.
How many times have you shown up at the airport, a hotel, or rental car counter and been asked for your confirmation number, or wondered if the rate you received for a hotel or rental car was what you were quoted? Instead of having to print out copies of your reservations or having to open and search your laptop, you can have just a short summary of your confirmation handy in a text message on any cellphone or Blackberry/iPhone/PDA, along with the quoted price (so you can verify you’re getting the correct rate), the vendor’s contact phone number for help, and the address for hotels.
ResTXT encrypts and never releases your cellphone number to anyone, and doesn’t keep past travel receipts, which would be considered a “honeypot” of information that hackers might try to access, say security experts. The ResTXT system has strong security to only let you or authorized travel companies forward travel confirmations to you. Each message includes a tag-line ad for a local business, such as an offer for a great restaurant near your hotel.
ResTXT is free, but users are responsible for any charges from their wireless carrier.
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