MapQuest today announced a series of upgrades to its "Send to Cell" service that will let users create detailed driving directions and maps at their desktop and send them to any Web-enabled cell phone for free (Local carrier text message/data charges may apply). The service is available at http://www.mapquest.com on several major wireless carriers.
With the Send to Cell service, users can search for places and create maps and directions on their home or office desktop, and send that information to their cell phones by clicking on the "Send to Cell" link conveniently found through the MapQuest.com site. Then, while on the road, they can quickly access the information on their mobile device via a simple text link, and be directed to their turn by turn directions and detailed maps, all "right-sized" for their cell phones' Web browser.
Among MapQuest?s ?Send to Cell? features:
Users can create maps and driving directions utilizing advanced routing options (shortest time, shortest distance, avoid tolls, avoid highways), reverse directions and multi-point routing from the MapQuest.com? site, and send the complete information to their cell phone.
They can access the 15 million points of interest, places, driving directions and business listings from the MapQuest database and deliver the results to their mobile device, with ?right sized? maps and other mapping capabilities, including pan and zoom functions.
The service automatically detects if a user is a MapQuest Mobile subscriber and delivers the best browsing experience.
Users can easily access the maps and directions sent to their phones via a text message containing a URL link.
MapQuest is also making it easier for users to find places whether they?re on-the-go or on their computer by simply typing in one address ? http://www.mapquest.com. MapQuest automatically detects whether the user is on their phone or desktop, and directs them to an optimized MapQuest screen.