MapQuest: Send to Cell

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Numerous local search destinations now have “send to mobile” for listings. But MapQuest has just launched “send to cell” maps. Here’s the announcement coming out of CTIA this morning. You get a text message and then a link to a WAP page that features the map and directions.

MapQuest has a range of mobile offerings, reflecting the segmentation in the market. This deeper online-offline integration of maps is kind of next step in linking the desktop to mobile devices.

There are no ads on any of the MapQuest mobile products but that will change eventually. MapQuest Director of Wireless Alan Beiagi said the company was evaluating a range of ad types.

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8 Responses to “MapQuest: Send to Cell”

  1. MapQuest : Send Maps to Cell Phone Says:

    [...] a fee for the service, although mobile carriers may charge a text message fee. According to Greg Sterling, MapQuest is however looking at different options for monetizing the service through mobile [...]

  2. CTIA: News and More News « Screenwerk Says:

    [...] addition to the new Samsung-made Helio device, and MapQuest’s “send to cell,” you can see other announcements here. Voice search provider V-Enable and InfoSpace will [...]

  3. MapQuest Introduces Send To Cell Service » D’ Technology Weblog — Technology, Blogging, Gadgets, Fashion, Life Style. Says:

    [...] a fee for the service, although mobile carriers may charge a text message fee. According to Greg Sterling, MapQuest is however looking at different options for monetizing the service through mobile [...]

  4. ResourceShelf » Briefs: Shopping Search Engine Management Changes; Says:

    [...] MapQuest: Send to Cell Note: Yahoo Local offers users the chance to also send a link to a map along with driving [...]

  5. Gary Price Says:

    Greg:
    Thanks for sharing the news.

    Over on ResourceShelf I’ve posted a look at what map/direction “send to phone” features that
    Ask, Google, Live.com Yahoo, Yelp and a couple of others offer.

    http://www.resourceshelf.com/2007/03/27/briefs-shopping-search-engine-management-changes/

    We also share a bit of web history pointing out that MapQuest was offering real-time traffic info back in 1999 and various wireless services from about the same time.

    Of course, aside from TerraFly.com, MapQuest was offering aerial imagery back in 2001. After it went offline for several years, MapQuest is once again offering aerial imagery provided by i-Cubed and Navteq.

    http://tinyurl.com/295waa

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  8. AN Other Says:

    Are you interested in maps and digital maps? Well if so you must visit http://www.promap.co.uk, the have a huge range of different types of OS maps with digital overlays and GIS data.

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