Ready for take-off: O2 now puts navigation on your mobile phone for free

-Download option for existing customers for more than 40 mobile phones
-Free navigation for all customers
-Pre-installed navigation software for GPS-enabled mobile phones
MUNICH. Telefónica O2 Germany gives its customers a complete navigation system, effective immediately. It doesn't matter whether you are travelling by car or on foot: almost any GPS-enabled mobile phone will become a pocket-sized route planner with Telmap Navigation - including the latest traffic information from ADAC.
Telmap Navigation uses spoken and graphical navigation instructions to guide the user to the desired destination in a precise and step-by-step manner. It is as reliable and easy as a conventional navigation system in a car. The solution is also ideal for pedestrians. For example, you can navigate to the most important sights when visiting a city and at the same time it will show you any bars, restaurants or hotels that are close by. O2 offers this service to its customers for free - regardless of whether it is a prepaid or fixed-term agreement. The only fees are for the mobile data transmission. Thus, using the mobile surf flat rate from O2 is recommended. The requirement is a GPS-enabled mobile phone. Effective immediately, the application is preinstalled on many new GPS-enabled mobile phones. Customers who are already using GPS-enabled mobile phones can download the new solution directly to their phones at http://wap.telmap.com/o2de/. Corresponding clients are already available, for example for the Motorola Milestone, HTC Touch HD2, Samsung Galaxy and Sony Ericsson W995. A version for Palm WebOS is planned for the summer of 2010.
Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has 49 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.