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Airtel launches SmartDrive app, to provide navigation and real-time traffic info

New Delhi, Sept 12: Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Wednesday launched a navigation application – SmartDrive – that enables users to view their location on a map and plan the route from one place

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Updated on: September 13, 2012 13:31 IST
airtel launches smartdrive app to provide navigation and
airtel launches smartdrive app to provide navigation and real time traffic info

New Delhi, Sept 12: Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Wednesday launched a navigation application – SmartDrive – that enables users to view their location on a map and plan the route from one place to another.




“SmartDrive is assisted by a voice based turn by turn navigation that gives real time information updates on traffic situation on roads around,” the company said in a statement.

SmartDrive offers services such as search for points of interests like restaurants, theatres and shopping malls, and voice navigation. It also offers live traffic information. Currently, it is available in Delhi and NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore and will be made available in Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune by December.

Airtel subscribers can go to www.airtel.in/smartdrive from their mobile and then download the application or SMS smart to 54321 and then click on the link in the message. It is currently available for Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows, with an iOS version to be available soon.

While search and map views are being offered for free, a daily pack for navigation services costs Rs 10, its monthly pack would cost Rs 99. Live traffic services would cost Rs 3 per day while a monthly pack would be for Rs 49. Airtel is offering data browsing free till Nov 30, post which normal data usage charges will apply as per the data pack availed by the customer.

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