Bharti Airtel, India’s top telecom operator launches smart drive mobile app in India that helps customers to get real-time traffic information and voice based turn by turn navigation, a similar service from industry leaders Nokia Maps India and recently launched Google Maps with Voice navigation.
Airtel says the smartdrive app will help customers to take the best route to their destination, if in case of traffic congestion on the normal route. They can use the live traffic information or take help of voice based turn by turn navigation to take the fastest way. With smartdrive users can easily search and get the exact location of their destinations (using mobile GPS). Also the app will help to find relevant services in a given area like finding nearest restaurants, shopping, lodging, medical and several other services.
Live traffic information on smartdrive app will let you know the current traffic situation on the roads in an easy to understand color coded format. Red means traffic is moving very slow, Yellow means traffic is moving at a moderate speed and Green means the traffic flow is smooth. The live traffic information is only available to Delhi & NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore based users. Voice based turn by turn navigation will help users to get directions to any place, either by driving or walking which is available to pan India location.
Smartdrive app is available to most platforms including Android, Symbian, Java, BlackBerry, Windows and will soon be available on Apple iOS. Airtel customers can SMS smart to 54321 and get a link to download the application.
Now on the pricing part, both LiveTraffic and Navigation service are available in monthly and daily subscription packs. For live traffic info pack customers can opt for Daily pack for Rs 3 per day and Monthy Pack for Rs 49 per month. Voice based navigation pack are available under Daily pack of Rs 10 per day and Monthly Pack of Rs 99 per month. As an introductory offer Airtel customers get data browsing on smartdrive app absolutely free till 30th November, post which normal data usage charges will apply as per the data pack availed by the customer.
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[Source] – Airtel smartdrive