Vodafone has announced an upgrade to its satellite navigation service, now offering its customers free access to directions and places of interest.
Partnering with Multimap, the Find & Go service allows users to search for a destination on their home PC and then send the search result to their mobile phone free of charge. They then have access to turn-by-turn spoken driving or walking directions, route alternatives based on traffic conditions, and landmark information.
The service uses mobile network positioning as well as GPS, meaning it’s possible to get a fairly accurate position quickly, even when out of range of the GPS signal.
In fact, the turn-by-turn navigation service will still cost £5 per month, with three months subscription included on the Nokia N78, 6120 and N95 8GB and one month with other Find&Go compatible handsets.
It’s available now.