AT&T Navigator brings true turn-by-turn navigation to Apple iPhone for $9.99/mo.

Somanumbatching AT&T today announced the availability of its location based services app – AT&T Navigator, powered by TeleNav – on Apple’s iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S. Using the latest iPhone OS 3.0 software the app brings full audible and visual turn-by-turn navigation service over AT&T’s 3G network.

AT&T Navigator provides a roster of features, including: map updates, speech recognition, ETA updates, more than 10 million business listings, real-time traffic alerts, one-touch rerouting, daily gas prices and more.

AT&T Navigator has been one of our most popular and best-performing apps since we launched it last year,” said Mark Collins, vice president of voice and data products for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, in the press release. “With the new iPhone OS 3.0 software, we’re expanding the advantages of true turn-by-turn navigation – both voice and on-screen directions – to millions more customers. We’re bringing greater convenience to drivers and travelers nationwide, including providing regular, automatic updates to map information at no charge so customers have the latest at their fingertips.”

AT&T Navigator provides:

• Automatic Content Updates: No manual updates required. The latest map and navigating details are automatically available to subscribers at no extra cost.

• Voice and On-Screen Turn-By-Turn Directions: Real-time voice and visual guidance, including street names, automatic re-routes, ETA and total mileage updates. Drivers can also choose among multiple route options, including ‘traffic optimized’; ‘fastest’; ‘prefer streets’; ‘prefer highways’ and ‘pedestrian mode’ to ensure the most customized navigation experience.

• Speech Recognition: Touch and talk capability for instant turn-by-turn directions to destination.

• Traffic Alerts: Real-time route monitoring and proactive searches every five minutes for traffic congestion or incident. Voice and on-screen alerts, plus faster route options provided.

• 3D Maps: Full-color 3D moving map brings navigation to life. Maps provide details on current location, plus streets and interstates within driving distance.
Business Listings: One-touch access to more than 10 million business listings from YELLOWPAGES.COM. Plus, access to business ratings, phone numbers and one-touch dialing.
In-Route Customization: Users have the advantage of finding convenient rest stops for gas, food and other needs along their current route – saving both time and mileage.

• Online Trip Planning: Preplan trips, save addresses and manage travel accounts online at http://www.navpreplan.com. Save locations and send directions straight to iPhone.

AT&T Navigator was recently recognized by global growth and consulting company Frost & Sullivan as the 2009 Consumer Location-Based Service Navigation Application of the Year because of its aggregation of a premier list features into one intuitive application.

As with AT&T Navigator subscriptions on other devices, the app will be billed directly by AT&T (US$9.99/mo.) and included on the customer’s monthly AT&T Mobility bill. AT&T Navigator works within the United States.

Note; Deleting the app from your iPhone does not stop the monthly subscription charge. To cancel the subscription and fee, you must visit att.com/directbill or call AT&T at 800-331-0500.

The app is available via Apple’s App Store here.

Source: AT&T Inc.

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