AQA the top dogs of texting Brits with knowledge
BBC’s Watchdog may feature the smug, scarcely bearable face and voice of Nicky Campbell, but it’s the king of popular consumer telly. Of course, one day there’ll be a Bitterwallet TV show and Watchdog will be toast, but until then, grudging respect is due.
Anyway, in a complicated series of tests that the Watchdog gang have carried out, they have decided that Britain’s best text answer service is AQA 63336. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, if you have a unanswered question that’s troubling you, text it to 63336 (or one of its rivals such as Texperts or 118118) and within minutes, you should receive an accurate answer to your pesky question.
AQA scored an impressive 92.5% from 20 questions posed by Watchdog, queries as diverse as “In 1998, Which country became the first in the world to issue a synthetic bank note rather than paper?” and “What show did Jodie Prenger make her debut in?” Jodie who now?
We thought we’d try them out and texted AQA the question “What is the best text answer service in the UK?” Quick as a flash, they got back to us with the answer “AQA is the best UK text answer service.”
Smart arses. Let’s see how clever they are next time we’ve lost our car keys.