According to recent reports, almost 130 million people in the United States owned a smartphone during the three months ending in January 2013. That represents 55 percent of all mobile phone users in the country.
Mobile phones have definitely come a long way from just making calls and sending texts. It seems these days there is an app for everything from getting real-time sports scores to monitoring your exercise routines. In fact, the average smartphone owner checks his or her smartphone 150 times a day.
In an increasingly connected society, people need to be able to conduct business on the go. That’s why MetroGistics developed an iPhone app – the first on the market – back in 2010. As a forward-thinking vehicle transport company, we are always looking for ways to employ technology to make the customer experience as easy as possible.
Available for free through the App Store (you can find it by searching for “MetroGistics”), the MetroGistics iPhone App can give you instant quotes from anywhere you can get a signal. If you like the quote and want to book an order, our contact information is right at your fingertips. You can tap the screen to call us directly or send us an email, and we will provide a prompt response.
Many of our customers also use the app to track and trace their shipments and get ETA’s 24-7. This is all done through the smartphone, with no laptop or PC required. All you have to do is type in the last 6, 8 or full 17 digits of the VIN of the vehicle you want to track. The returning information will include the current status, a dispatch comment (including pickup and ETA), and a recap of the origin and destination of the shipment.
For smartphone users who don’t have an iPhone, you can still access our mobile application through http://www.metrogistics.com/mobile/ on your mobile Web browser.
If you prefer to converse directly with one of our service reps, we’re available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central Time seven days a week through our toll-free line at 1-877-571-6235.