Cricket Navigator Navigation On Cricket Phones this Summer

CricketNavigator.jpgCricket will offer Cricket
, a new premium voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for Cricket customers. Besides navigation and mapping the service also offers gas pricing, traffic, entertainment, and hyper-local search. The service is free for

Here are the details:

  • Gas Savings – search for all nearby gas stations, and lists the results by
    both price and distance to current location.
  • Traffic –  Cricket Navigator identifies potential traffic
    holdups on a user’s route and then alerts the driver with information
    about the issue ahead. Cricket Navigator will then provide the driver
    with the option of a detour to assure a traffic snarl-free ride that
    will get them to their destination on time
  • Local Entertainment- When a user is on the
    road in a new city, Cricket Navigator can help travelers explore the
    nightlife and local entertainment. Users can search by a specific event
    venue, look for nearby bars and restaurants, or view show times and read
    reviews of movies playing at local theaters.
  • Hyper-Local Search – Cricket Navigator is
    pre-loaded with search features that let users avoid the hassles of the
    yellow pages and find any specific business or location. Users can
    search for anything from the nearest Cricket retail store, to the
    specific address of a friend or family member.

Cricket Navigator will be offered in Cricket’s new nationwide $50 and
$60 rate plans, and available as a bolt-on to the new nationwide $30 and
$40 rate plans.

 “Cricket users have been buzzing for a premium turn-by-turn
navigation solution, and we believe Cricket Navigator will be just what
they’ve been looking for,” said Jeff Toig, vice president/general
manager of voice/data services for Cricket. “We bring innovative
features to our customers while making sure we continue to provide the
best value in wireless.”

Cricket Navigator will be powered by TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
(TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure
mobile communication technology.

“Cricket Navigator is a feature-rich navigation product that Cricket
customers will quickly discover to be reliable and trustworthy, whether
they’re looking for something down the block or in a place they’ve never
been,” said Doug Antone, senior vice president of TCS’ Navigation and
Telematics Group. “Today, mobile consumers expect apps and mobile
services to deliver a compelling and intuitive experience.  Cricket
Navigator, powered by TCS, serves up a fresh navigation experience that
can meet such consumer expectations and more.”

Cricket Navigator can be downloaded from Cricket’s Games and Apps
catalog, and is currently available on the Samsung MyShot II device.
Over the coming weeks, the application will be rolled out to more
phones, and will be available on the majority Cricket devices by the end
of this summer.