Alltel Wireless Launches TeleNav GPS Navigator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. & SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Alltel launched TeleNav, Inc.'s TeleNav GPS Navigator. Alltel customers can now experience navigation via their mobile device. Initially available on the BlackBerry 8703e and the Samsung u520, TeleNav GPS Navigator provides customers with access to moving maps, voice and on-screen directions, information and directions to more than 10 million business listings (including gas prices and Wi-Fi hotspots) and pedestrian mode for use while walking.

"This innovative application offers another way for our customers to control their wireless experience. We are thrilled to team with TeleNav to offer this functionality in time for the busy travel season," said Scott Moody, director of data services for Alltel Wireless.

  • Voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions - As you drive, you will get guidance from a human voice. Receive automatic re-routing directions if you miss a turn. Users can also preview their routes before they begin driving and specify preferences including highways and streets.
  • Biz Finder - Find businesses and services, including Wi-Fi hotspots, ATMs, restaurants, hotels, parking lots, and shopping malls. Then navigate to them with the click of a button. Biz Finder also allows users to look up and call the phone number for a business.
  • Fuel Finder - Save money by finding the lowest gas prices within a five-mile or wider radius.
  • Full color moving maps - See colorful maps of specific GPS locations and pan and zoom the map to view the surrounding streets.
  • Destination entry - TeleNav GPS Navigator provides three methods for address entry - preplan your trips on www.telenav.com, type in your destinations directly into your phone using the keypad, or dictate your destination using TeleNav's voice recognition address input system.
  • Automatic map updates - TeleNav updates new map information to its customers automatically and at no additional charge.
  • Spot Marker - Find your car wherever you park it, such as in a large parking lot or on an unfamiliar downtown street.
  • My Favorites - Save multiple addresses for access later.
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