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Yahoo Sends Directions to Phones Via SMS

Yahoo! announced today that consumers can go to Yahoo! Maps and click the “Send to Phone” link on the driving directions page to send the full, step-by-step directions directly to their phone.

Yahoo Driving Directions via SMS for smartphonesAfter sending the driving directions to their phone, consumers receive a message with a link taking them directly to the full turn-by-turn driving directions. This new functionally builds on the successful implementation of the “Send to Phone” feature in Yahoo! Local for contact information and addresses for local businesses, as well as the launch of Yahoo! Search for Mobile across several major U.S. carriers late last year.  

This new service is available across most major wireless carriers - Cingular/AT&T Wireless, Sprint/Nextel and T-Mobile, at no charge for consumers. However, carriers may charge fees based on consumers’ data plans. More info on how the service works is here.

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Verizon

4s @ 2/17/2005 10:54:41 AM # Q
It will be interesting to se if they ever are able to get this working on Verizon.

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RE: Verizon
hkklife @ 2/17/2005 10:55:28 PM # Q
Naw, VZW is more likely to strike up an exclusive deal with Yahoo to get it onto their phones at a staggeringly expensive "VDirections" or some such nonsense. VZW are getting greedier by the day, especially in regards to anything data-related on their network. I mean, have you SEEN the VCAST prices? *GAG*!



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Doesn't work?

MikeInDM @ 2/18/2005 12:03:26 PM # Q
I thought this would be interesting so I tried it. When I clicked on 'send to phone' it gives an error message
'Internal SMS Error 3'

Must have a couple of bugs in the works yet.

(My phone is with AT&T/Cingular)

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Just a WAP URL?

GenericMan @ 2/18/2005 3:13:27 PM # Q
I have a T-Mobile phone but no data service. I received a message on my phone that said something like:

From CMU, to Home, 3.4 miles, 8 mins

http://wap.oa.yahoo.com/surl/a9adaad1aeb5

Without WAP service, this is useless. Even with WAP service, I can't "click" the URL to open a web browser on my phone. I don't understand how hard it is to send the directions as a text message (or a series of messages).

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New method to send directions via sms.

mahavir @ 6/9/2009 3:29:14 AM # Q
Source :
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D. Mahavir
No.4, 4th Cross Bhavananthiar street,
Sembakkam,
Chennai- 600 073
Tamilnadu,
India.
Mobile : 9790831964
E-Mail : d.mahavir@yahoo.co.in

New Technic to send directions to sms
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Here we describe a new technic to send directions
to sms.

You have to specify how many turning you have to skip...
Then specify what direction you have to turn...

For example, What this means...

12,U,3,L,3,R

Here first skip 12 turnings...
Then make a U turn...
Then skip 3 turnings...
Then turn left...
Then skip 3 turnings ...
Then turn right...

Easy!!!

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