Text a Tradesman

Weve all been there – stuck for a plumber or builder and unsure of where to turn for a local and reliable service. Now Problem Solved, the UK directory of recommended and vetted tradespeople, has teamed up with mobile marketing agency Incentivated to provide a location-based mobile service to help solve the problem.
The mobile service enables consumers to text the name of the required service (e.g. PLUMBER) followed by their POSTCODE to 66066 to receive a message with the contact details of three reliable local tradespeople. There are eight trade keywords available at launch: Builder, Plumber, Electrician, Decorator, Roofer, Locksmith, Tiler and Handyman. The service is live now in beta form, and will be fully up and running by the end of August.
The Problem Solved directory includes 70,000 tradespeople in 120 categories. Membership of the directory is open only to those who have been independently recommended and/or those who can provide three top-class references.
Problem Solved aims to make it quick and easy for busy people to source reliable, local tradespeople says Problem Solved MD Alison Cork. We recognised the potential of extending the service to people on the move, and were impressed by the capabilities of Incentivated in understanding our needs and delivering a smart mobile solution.
Incentivated MD Jonathan Bass adds:
We relish the opportunity to work with forward-looking, innovative companies. Problem Solved offers a tried and tested online service which will exploit the mobile channels strengths in delivering time- and location-specific information directly to the handset.

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