Users of Sprint Nextel’s Direct Connect phones can now send their address, GPS coordinates and a map using the push-to-talk button.
Sprint said its latest feature is based on Pacific DataVision’s Locator technology. The companies previously worked together for time and date stamps. Location data can be attached to voice messages, officials explained.
“…Locator will allow mobile workers in industries such as transportation, utilities, field service and public safety to increase productivity by communicating their voice message along with their location to their home office or another worker without waiting for a call to be answered,” stated Danny Bowman, Nextel division president.
The service is available now for $19.99 per month in addition to customers’ regular calling plans.