BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, launched a global version of its popular VZ Navigator(SM) service. Beginning today, VZ Navigator Global:
- Provides business and leisure travelers the ability to find locations and access turn-by-turn directions in North America and Western Europe, including Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – additional countries will be added to the service throughout the year;
- Alleviates stress or confusion caused by reading road signs or directions in an unfamiliar language – VZ Navigator Global customers can choose either English or Spanish as the default language, and miles or kilometers to mark distances;
- Will be initially available on the BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) while VZ Navigator Global capabilities will be available later on additional smartphones; and
- Finds restaurants, gas stations, banks/ATMs and other popular spots in these countries using Local Search.
Pricing and Usage Plans
VZ Navigator Global is available for $19.99 per month, which includes global and domestic use. Customers are encouraged to have an Unlimited Global Email plan or feature on their accounts, as global pay-per-use charges will apply when downloading or using the application. Unlimited Global Email Features are $64.99 monthly access when added to an existing voice plan or $69.99 monthly access for data only. To ensure the application is functioning, customers must download VZ Navigator Global prior to traveling abroad.
Existing BlackBerry Storm smartphone customers can upgrade to VZ Navigator Global by contacting customer service at 800-922-0204, speaking with a business specialist, or visiting a Verizon Wireless Communications Store.
Verizon Wireless works with Networks In Motion to provide VZ Navigator Global service, which takes advantage of the GPS capabilities available on the BlackBerry Storm smartphone. VZ Navigator Global is powered by Networks In Motion’s cutting-edge NAVBuilder platform, helping it to provide the best possible navigation and hyper-local search features.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 86.6 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 86,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Networks In Motion
Networks In Motion is an award-winning wireless navigation and hyper-local search company, powering some of the most innovative location based mobile products in the marketplace. Networks In Motion powers cutting edge location based services and search. NIM’s NAVBuilder platform is the most widely used mobile phone navigation service in North America. Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Orange County, Calif., with additional offices throughout the EU, in China and Silicon Valley. More information is available at http://networksinmotion.com.
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