MapQuest is now available for your mobile phone. MapQuest Navigator is the name of the service, and MapQuest owner AOL hopes to compete with competitors Google and InfoSpace.
AOL is already working on agreements with Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless. MapQuest boasts as many as 40 million users a month at its website and hopes to translate that popularity into the mobile user population. Subscription fees are reported to be about US$4 a month.
One selling point of MapQuest Navigator is its combination of text and voice-prompt instructions, making point-to-point driving directions easy to follow with both eyes and ears.