After developing ‘pay as you go’ accident and breakdown cover, RTR UK has added an iPhone App to its service. The Road to Recovery iPhone App now allows its members to rapidly access the service at the touch of a screen.
The App uses the GPS of the member’s phone to locate their position and then puts them through to RTR’s call centre, which despatch local recovery to the scene.
The RTR (Road To Recovery) scheme, which is free to join, aims to ensure the cost of recovery is 50-60% cheaper than contacting a local recovery operator direct, because all RTR providers sign up to a fair pricing commitment.
“We have now taken an innovative service and created an innovative way to access it through the App,” said Paul Hoyle, MD of RTR UK. “We think it’s the future of breakdown cover.”
The Road to Recovery scheme works by providing a central link between recovery operators, who benefit from higher volumes of business, and motorists who are spared the cost of a service they may never use but have the reassurance that it is available should they need it.
Currently the App is available for the iPhone and will be available on the App store shortly. It is also in the process of being developed for Android phones.