A home security Austin TX locksmith can tell you that he is a 24 hour locksmith, but if he can't get to you quickly, that's no good. So what if you call him at 4 am on a cold winter morning because you're out on your paper route and you're locked out in the cold.
There are emergency locksmiths for a reason, and they need to be mobile and ready to go.
People in smaller cities might be at a disadvantage due to a lack of options and full-time locksmiths that are always on the go. People in larger cities also have a disadvantage when waiting on someone from far away to get there. If a locksmith has to drive several miles, not only do you have to wait, but it can also cost you extra.
How long have you waited for a locksmith before? I have waited over an hour myself a couple times, and I know that I shouldn't have done that. Yet, I wasn't fully aware of what to expect, what to do and how to think about my situation at that time. This was a long time ago when I was young and always locking my keys inside my car.