A New Smartphone App Pays You To Stop Texting And Driving
I just bought a new Ipod Touch this week, and I’m addicted to all the free apps. When I saw this, I wish I had a smartphone!
Someone finally came up with the best idea for a smartphone app, because it’s finally figured out the best way to keep people from texting and driving. I guess trying to scare people with statistics hasn’t stopped them so maybe paying them will. That’s right Paying!
The app is called the Safecellapp. Right now it’s available for the iPhone and Android phones, with a BlackBerry version on the way. Safecell uses your phone’s GPS to figure out when you’re traveling more than five miles per hour. You get one point for every mile you drive without sending a text or making or receiving a call on the phone.
For every 500 points, you get a $5 gift card, which you can use at hundreds of different stores that have partnered up with Safecell, including Amazon, Sony, Marriott, Canon, Apple, and more. You can get up to $250 in gift cards every year. The app has a $12-a-year subscription fee. Sign me up!