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Get Voice-Activated Driving Directions on Your Cell Phone

July 16, 2007 6:49 PM | Services | Comments (2)

Want to get directions from your cell phone without purchasing a GPS (Global Positioning System) device. Well you are in luck. Dial Directions is offering a free voice-activated service that provides driving directions to all cell phone users. With one quick phone call from your cell phone, you can ask for directions to wherever you want to go.  

A text message is then sent with the directions instantly to your cell phone.  Dial Directions makes money by including a short advertisement at the end of the text message. For Dial Directions is being beta tested only in the San Francisco Bay Area and the greater metro areas of New York City and Los Angeles. Dial Directions works from any cell phone, on all carriers and handsets.

Using Dial Directions is extremely easy. All you do is dial the number DIR-ECT-IONS (that's 347-328-4667) on your cell phone, and answer a few quick questions about where you're going and where you're starting. 

You can give a specific destination address or intersection, or just ask for the closest location of any chain store.  Then within seconds, you'll receive directions via text message. That's it!

Anyone can use Dial Directions immediately. Just pick up your cell phone and dial DIR-ECT-IONS (that’s 347-328-4667)!  However, Dial Directions wants users to provide them feedback, and information like your cell phone number and carrier which will allow them to improve their service. Also, if you leave your e-mail address, they can keep you informed about new features.

Other features include finding the location of a chain store closest to you.  Currently, the service includes major national chain stores like 7-Eleven, Borders Book Store, Chipotle, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Shell Gas, Trader Joes, and many more.  They are continuing to expand their business listings.  


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This just keeps saying "all circuits are busy now". Anyone know of another way we can get directions on our cell?

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