Vodafone UK has introduced a new mapping service after teaming up with Telmap and online navigation specialists Multimap. Customers can search for a destination on their PC using the Multimap website, before sending the information, for free via an online texting service to their mobile phone. Find & Go then provides maps, local searches and navigational directions free of charge. In addition both drivers and pedestrians have access to 3D maps and directions as well as "turn-by-turn" spoken instructions, though this will cost an additional £5 per month. The service also gives reference to millions of points-of-interest, such as hotels, restaurants and attractions.
Find & Go is currently available on 14 handsets. If the handset doesn't have GPS, a Bluetooth GPS key ring will need to be purchased in order for the service to be used. A three month subscription is included on the Nokia N78, 6120 and N95 8GB, while all other compatible handsets will receive a one month subscription.
The Free & Go service can be purchased from any Vodafone retail store, through telesales or directly from Vodafone live!.