Sprint, North America’s third largest mobile carrier, announced the launch of NextMail Locator for select Nextel Direct Connect handsets.
NextMail Locator allows Direct Connect users to send GPS coordinates to any email address of their choice, just by pushing the Nextel Direct Connect button on their phone. Interactive maps and physical street addresses can also be sent.
Needless to say, in order to use the new feature, you have to own a Nextel or PowerSource handset that supports GPS (like the recently-launched BlackBerry Curve 8350i).
“NextMail Locator will allow mobile workers in industries such as transportation, utilities, field service and public safety to increase productivity by communicating their voice message along with their location to their home office or another worker without waiting for a call to be answered,” declared Danny Bowman, President of Nextel Direct Connect for Sprint.
NextMail Locator is available right away, only together with Nextel Direct Connect, and you have to pay $19.99 per month if you want unlimited usage.
Via Press Release
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