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Alltel extends GPS support to adventurers

Network operator Alltel Wireless has launched its Trimble Outdoors application that enables customers to use advanced GPS features on their mobile phones during outdoor activities.

The Trimble Outdoors application turns a wide range of Alltel GPS-enabled handsets into flexible, off-road navigation and journaling tool for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, hunting and other outdoor activities.

The application, available for a daily rate of $1.99, enables customers to review and plan trips online. It also enhances user safety and navigation by sending trekking routes, maps and waypoints wirelessly to the phone for use as a guide during trips.

Customers can track their current and previous routes with a GPS bread crumb trail, mark and edit waypoints during their journey, and utilize a built-in digital compass to display co-ordinates, speed and heading. Maps generated by Trimble Outdoors can be accessed in topographic, street and aerial views.

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Kristi Crum, director of data and content services at Alltel Wireless, said: Without any additional equipment to carry around, Alltel customers can enjoy the freedom to explore new and exciting parts of the country. With our new Trimble Outdoor application, customers can have more fun while staying safe and connected to friends and family who want to share in the adventures.

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