Pay Toilet by SMS

You can now pay toilet by SMS in Finland. The Finnish Road Administration has developed a system which allows travellers to open the doors to roadside toilets only by sending an SMS to the number given by the Road Administration.

Along Highway 1 in Western Finland, some rest stops have bathrooms that can be opened only via text messaging. Otherwise locked, a number is posted on the door to which you text “OPEN.” The door unlocks and you can do your business.

The opening of the door costs just the normal SMS rate without any additional charges, meaning that the government isn’t making money off the service.