Sprint launches GPS service for Nextel users

Sprint Nextel launched a new push-to-send GPS service for its Nextel Direct Connect users that will allow customers to send GPS information to any email address by pushing the Direct Connect button on their phones.

The service, called NextMail Locator, adds the GPS coordinates, physical street address and an interactive map to NextMail voice messages, which can be sent to any email address. The service is powered by Pacific DataVision, and is only available on certain Direct Connect phones, namely those with GPS features, such as the recently launched Research In Motion BlackBerry Curve 8350i.

Sprint said the service is available on an unlimited basis for $19.99 per month, in addition to the customer's monthly plan including Nextel Direct Connect. Sprint also launched a new ad campaign in conjunction with the service.

For more:
- see this release
- see this Sprint Direct Connect ad video

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