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Sprint Launches Push-to-Send Location Feature

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Jan 12, 2009, 3:01 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Sprint today announced a new service that allows Nextel customers to send their location information simply by pressing the Direct Connect button. NextMail Locator allows customers with compatible phones to add the GPS coordinates, physical street address and an interactive map of their current position to NextMail messages. The service costs $20/month for unlimited use. It is an enhancement to the existing NextMail service, which enables push-to-send voice messages to any email address from compatible Direct Connect phones.



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Jan 12, 2009, 3:43 PM

$20/month overpriced for a barely used service?

It seems to me that $20/month is pretty pricey for a service without too much use... I guess if you get kidnapped and they blindfold you and drive you somewhere and forget to take your cell phone away, you may have a chance now! Just 20 bucks a month! I can see the black-and-white cinematic Sprint commercial now...
This service is worth more than 20 bucks a month for unlimited usage.

Companies that use dispatchers: Plumbers, Construction, Installers, etc. need this service to pin point workers and calculate ETA's for the next customer in line.

It may also ...
As Basic3 mentioned, the $ is worth it for certain types of companies.

This is envisioned for field workers. If you read the full press release, it says customers can send location info to "a dispatcher, call center or another field worker". I thin...

Jan 12, 2009, 5:09 PM

Sprint Is Creating Even Greater Product Distinctions...

...Finally! This is the kind of stuff Nextel used to come out with on a regular basis. The best part is that it creates further brand and product distinctions within the company.

I personally don't require this service, but for those who do, it's great! The pricing will eventually come down. I'm loving my V950 and the ability to roam.

Choice is awesome!!! 🙂

I sent this article to several business contacts and customers ( I work for a Sprint Nextel Dealer ) and 9 out of 9 said sign me up.

Just because we don't use this service doesn't mean there aren't over 100,000 users that would love i...
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