AT&T Launches AT&T Navigator
AT&T announced today at CTIA Wireless 2008, the immediate availability of its company-branded GPS-enabled navigation service, AT&T Navigator. The AT&T Navigator featuring audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, including full-color moving maps, using GPS directly from your wireless phone. Working with TeleNav, the service is available on GPS-capable PDAs and handsets.
AT&T Navigator also provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search. You simply press a single button on your phone and speak the name of the business or address you want to find, and AT&T Navigator will provide voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Integrated speech recognition is currently available on BlackBerry devices. AT&T plans to make this feature, along with other value-added services, available on more handsets in 2008 and beyond.
You can get an estimated time of arrival for every route, plus constant updates as you go along so that you always know how long the trip will take – and can tell friends when to expect you. AT&T Navigator also provides both flow (average speed of traffic along your route) and incident information (auto accidents, freeway construction, etc.) along your route, so you have the ability to navigate around any issues and save time.
AT&T Navigator is currently available to AT&T customers with compatible handsets as a free 30-day trial. If you wish to continue the service after the trial period has ended, you can either pay a monthly subscription charge of $9.99 for unlimited routes or, for Motorola Z9 users, you can use the service with the $2.99 Day Pass option.