TomTom Adds Roadside Assistance to iPhone App
The navigation company TomTom has added a new roadside assistance service to users of its stand-alone GPS devices and users of its application for the iPhone. TomTom partnered with Cross Country Automotive Services, which will provide the on-site assistance to motorists who need it. According to TomTom, roadside assistance will be available via an annual membership, or per incident. The per incident availability means motorists who use the iPhone TomTom app and find themselves in trouble can reach out for help for a one-time fee. The service includes towing to repair facilities, fuel delivery, and more.
T-Mobile Adds Free Roadside Assistance to SyncUp Drive
T-Mobile today improved the appeal of its SyncUp Drive product by adding access to Allstate Motor Club. T-Mobile is updating the mobile app that accompanies its in-car diagnostics and mobile hotspot tool to include free roadside assistance.
Verizon Wants You To Rattle Along with Its New Hum Devices
Verizon today announced a revamp of its Hum line of connected car devices. Moving forward, consumers can choose one of three new options to keep their car in touch with Verizon's network.
ZTE Mobley Hotspot Plugs Into Car Data Port
AT&T today announced the ZTE Mobley, a mobile hotspot for cars that connects via the OBD-II port. The Mobley is compatible with most cars model year 1996 and later and turns on automatically whenever the car is on.
Facebook's 'Community Help' Tool Lets People Find or Offer Food and Shelter After Crisis
Facebook today updated its Safety Check functionality with a new way to help people in need of assistance. The Community Help tool is meant to allow users to find and give assistance during times of crisis.
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