Airtel has launched Airtel Smart drive a paid navigation apps for their customers. Using Airtel smart drive you can navigate search Places of Interest and search the maps. Using Airtel smartdrive you can also get traffic updates live on your mobile.
Airtel, with the launch of Airtel Smart Drive, becomes the first operator in the country to offer such a product giving real time traffic flow information along with other valuable information.
Airtel customers can download the Airtel smart drive app from www.airtellive.com/smartdrive using their mobile or by sending SMS smart to 54321. Following are the subscription charges for Airtel Smart Drive
|1||Search and map viewer||Free|
|2||Navigation (Daily pack)||Rs/ 10 per day|
|3.||Navigation (Monthly pack)||Rs. 99 per month|
|4.||Live traffic (Daily pack)||Rs. 3/ day|
|5.||Live traffic (Monthly pack)||Rs. 49/ month|
|Data browsing is absolutely free till 30th November, post which normal data usage charges will apply as per the data pack availed by the customer|
As Google already started free voice navigation service in India then it is not seems appropriate that customer have to pay for this service for navigation, It would be ok if Airtel provide this service free to their customer.