Microsoft is providing Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2 and Orange customers with a location-based search that can be used on any mobile phone. ‘Find My Location' can be accessed with any internet-enabled phone, providing step-by-step directions, local maps as well as various services near to your location, such as restaurants, bars or cash points.
To access the service, visit the Microsoft website from your mobile web browser or alternatively text 'MSN' to 63463 to get a link sent direct to your mobile. The service uses cell ID technology to locate your nearest landmark or tube station. Once your position has been located, you are able to search for local businesses, directions and even your local weather forecast. As the service works directly from a mobile phone's web browser there's no need to download anything. 'I got lost' will soon no longer be a valid excuse.