Vodafone expands mobile location services

Vodafone UK and Telmap, the world leader in advanced mobile mapping and navigation solutions, have teamed up with Multimap, the UK's specialist online mapping service, to introduce Find & Go.

The launch of Find & Go conveniently converges PC location based services with the mobile phone.

Vodafone customers can for the first time search for a destination on their PCs on the Multimap website and send the search result to their mobile phone free of charge.

Using this information customers can then obtain driving directions from Multimap's Driving Direction Service or receive directions for turn-by-turn pedestrian or driving navigation using the Find & Go service.

Multimap's Driving Directions Service is available exclusively on Vodafone live! for the next three months.

Through mobile network positioning Vodafone's Find & Go makes it much faster for customers with GPS embedded handsets to identify their current location and search for places or landmarks immediately, without the need to wait for their phone to pick up the satellite signal.

This means searching for locations is now possible even when a customer is indoors or out of the GPS signal range.