Cape Town's Metrorail train service at the beginning of this month shuttered its free SMS update alert service, noting that it would look to provide information to commuters using other technologies. Today, on Twitter, the service announced that users can now follow line-specific information channels on Telegram.
Image credit: Metrorail
Users can then tap on the links in the tweets to open the relevant channels in Telegram. Users will need to installTelegram though, and create an account, before they can use it.
Telegram’s an interesting choice, considering that WhatsApp remains the primary messaging app choice for a slew of users in South Africa. But it does allow for swift, fluid updates. The app can also be employed on more than one device using a single account, something that WhatsApp can’t yet do.
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