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Bus stop alert

wake up! wake up! you've missed your stop.
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Anybody ever fall asleep on a night bus and end up in the bus depot? It's a shame we can't rely on the good will of bus drivers to wake us up when we reach our stop. A shame, but not a disaster because your mobile phone should be able to do it for you. Just text the postcode or bus stop name for your destination and the number of the bus to bus stop alert. Then your approximate location is tracked as you slumber peacefully. A couple of minutes before you reach your stop, the nice people at Bus stop alert can give you a ring to wake you up. So useful it must exist already. What's the number somebody?
jamieb, Jul 16 2003

WakeUpLand.com http://www.wakeupland.com/
Here you go, the number is 1-866-256-2563 [netmanakre, Oct 04 2004]

Automatic Commuter Waker http://www.halfbake..._20Commuter_20Waker
halfbaked already by [MrTheRich] [krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

Bus transport http://www.halfbake...dea/Bus_20transport
also halfbaked by [rayfo] [krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

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       just be grateful that you were not in a train and shunted off into a cold, dark, eery siding for the night.   

       don't you have an alarm on your mobile? you must have a rough idea how long your journey will take.   

       +1 anyway :)
po, Jul 16 2003
  

       Genius. perhaps it should work for landmarks too, txt me when I get to the Lamb and Flag pub or Trafalgar square. Gr8t fr trsts who don't know where things are.
neilp, Jul 16 2003
  

       I don't want a tryst with someone who doesn't know where things are located.
po, Jul 16 2003
  

       Or falls asleep before he gets to the destination?
FarmerJohn, Jul 16 2003
  

       quite.
po, Jul 16 2003
  

       We've already halfbaked some very similar ideas, see links.
krelnik, Jul 16 2003
  

       sorry [po] trsts = tourists. I wll nvr typ in txt agn.
neilp, Jul 16 2003
  

       surely trysts are better in unknown terrains though..
neilp, Jul 16 2003
  

       U lrn fst. congrats
po, Jul 16 2003
  

       How about a note dangling from your neck over your chest saying in large letters: "PLEASE WAKE FOR BUS TO CHIPPING MOGDEN"? (My brother once fell asleep on a train and woke up in Colchester; went back to work on same train next morning, not going home).
git, Jul 16 2003
  

       On the buses in germany one is alerted to the fact that the vehicle is nearing a busstop by an audible announcement:   

       KLONG! Nächste Bushaltestelle, Arnulfsplatz or some such.   

       It is very loud and very annoying if you're trying to have a snooze but a least is said in a calm, gentle voice to appease all the busnutters.
squeak, Jul 17 2003
  
      
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