ATT customers can now stay on the beaten path not only in the U.S. but when abroad, as well. ATT today announced the availability of ATT Navigator Global Edition, the only GPS-based service available from a U.S. wireless carrier to provide international navigation capabilities. The services will be available for smartphones on the company's network. The navigation services will be available in most countries in Europe, US Caribbean and even include 6 cities in China where the Summer Olympics events are taking place. Here is more info:
Beginning today, AT&T Navigator Global Edition can be used in 20 countries on AT&T-powered smartphones featuring built-in GPS capabilities. AT&T Navigator Global Edition's coverage area includes most countries in western Europe, North America and the U.S. Caribbean as well as the six cities in China that will host Beijing Summer Olympics events. The new international navigation service is available in conjunction with the domestic AT&T Navigator solution on the AT&T Tilt, BlackBerry 8800, BlackBerry 8820, BlackBerry Curve 8310, BlackBerry Pearl 8110, BlackJack II and MOTO Q 9h global smartphones.
AT&T Navigator Global Edition provides customers with many of the same features as AT&T's popular domestic GPS-based navigation service, AT&T Navigator. Customers can get spoken or text-based turn-by-turn directions ? in English, German, Italian or Spanish ? and are rerouted automatically if they miss a turn.
AT&T Navigator Global Edition also features a local "business finder" service, which allows customers to find the locations of businesses by category or by specific name with the click of a button using AT&T Navigator's GPS-based navigation capabilities. AT&T Navigator's business finder database contains more than 19 million businesses and services located in the U.S. and abroad, including ATMs, hotels, restaurants, gas stations and airports. This feature also allows users to quickly look up and call the phone number for a business, saving time and money.
IBM was among the companies that participated in a customer trial program for AT&T Navigator Global Edition before its launch.
AT&T Navigator Global Edition will be particularly useful to customers traveling to China in August for the Summer Olympics. AT&T customers will be able to use AT&T Navigator Global Edition in the six cities hosting Olympics events ? Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Shenyang, Tianjin and Qinhuangdao. AT&T also is providing AT&T Navigator Global Edition service to select athletes and their families and to the eight grand-prize winners in AT&T's "How Are You Connected" to Team USA sweepstakes.
AT&T is an official sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team and provides significant financial support as well as products and services to the U.S. Olympic Committee. AT&T is also the official telecommunications services partner of the U.S. Olympic Team in Beijing, and the company is an official partner of several national governing bodies, including USA Track & Field, USA Gymnastics, USA Swimming and USA Diving.
AT&T is the leading provider of international wireless services. AT&T has the largest international wireless footprint of any U.S. carrier, providing customers with the ability to make or take wireless calls in more than 200 countries and access e-mail, the Web and other data applications in more than 145 countries, with access to mobile broadband 3G networks in more than 60 countries.
Pricing and Availability AT&T Navigator Global Edition, which includes domestic service, is available through AT&T retail stores nationwide and AT&T direct business sales channels for $19.98 per month. For more information on AT&T Navigator Global Edition, please go to www.att.com/locationbasedservices
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