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Green Portland laundromat embraces text messages

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Portland laundromat installed machines that text customers when their load is ready so that they are free to do other things.

"If you send a text message to this cell phone number with this machine number, the machine is going to recognize your cell phone," owner Connie Ihrke said.
For those worried over privacy, Ihrke said once that wash cycle is complete the numbers gone. And the texting service can also check if there are machines open before you head to the laundromat.
Besides making better use of time, it's also saving customers money. These high-efficiency machines use less detergent and weigh the clothes to determine the right amount of water.

Read more at KGW.

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