One of the most striking statistics about Hong Kong is how there are far more phones than people in the territory.
Many people have 2 phones – an iPhone and a Blackberry – but this cabbie has 6 phones.
He uses them to take calls like a one-man cab driver-cum-dispatcher. For several of them he uses the “walkie-talkie” function with a custom-built hands free system. These multiple phones do not make one feel wildly safe while driving along the cliff hugging bends on Hong Kong’s south side.
It has actually surprised me how cabs still take calls manually in Hong Kong. An automated system with GPS linking cabs to clients would increase efficiency and quickly eliminate the need for so many phones.
Someone please write an app so that this guy can have just one phone and concentrate more on driving!