Nov. 25, 2008
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 25, 2008 – On Cyber Monday, the first big online shopping day of the season, TeleNav will offer a one-day only service discount on its recently launched TeleNav Shotgun two-way, Internet-connected GPS personal navigation device (PND). Customers who purchase a TeleNav Shotgun on Cyber Monday, December 1, and use Cyber Monday coupon code ‘sgcybermonday’ (case sensitive) will automatically receive six free months of TeleNav Connected Service - three more than they would normally receive if they purchase the TeleNav Shotgun on another date or without using the Cyber Monday coupon code. Cyber Monday deals are often a good way to stock up on gifts for the holidays while also avoiding the long lines and crowded stores usually experienced on Black Friday. TeleNav Shotgun makes a perfect gift for business travelers because it leverages the wireless network to provide real-time, connected information such as traffic alerts, Internet content (maps and business listings) and updated gas prices. Whether it’s for a family member, for a friend or as a corporate gift, TeleNav Shotgun is a unique GPS device that can be used to help avoid the traffic headaches of a daily commute as well as help travelers navigate around new cities and business locations. TeleNav Shotgun is available for purchase on TeleNav’s Web site at www.telenav.com/shotgun or by calling TeleNav at 1 88 TeleNav 8 (1.888.353.6288).
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific, real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation, local search, mobile advertising, mobile commerce, location tracking and workflow automation. TeleNav's technology is available across more than 500 types of mobile phones, all major mobile phone operating systems and a broad range of wireless network protocols. TeleNav's service providers and partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, Ford Motor Company, NII Holdings, Rogers, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.
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Through TeleNav Connected Service(SM), TeleNav Shotgun monitors traffic conditions along drivers’ routes in major areas and proactively searches for congestion or incidents. Customers will be alerted to traffic delays, both audibly and on-screen, and can choose an alternative route to their location with one touch. Users can also access specific incident information and determine the traffic speed / flow of major highways along their route. TeleNav Shotgun even displays an updated estimated time of arrival (ETA) based on traffic, speeds and distance. TeleNav Connected Service also keeps content (maps and local search data) up-to-date so users do not have to separately download new information. TeleNav Shotgun comes with 11 million points of interest (POIs), one of the largest databases of business listings available on a PND. Categories are easy to search and include a variety of locations, including restaurants, hotels, airports, Wi-Fi hot spots and regular gas price updates. Users can also type in the name of a specific business. Business listings include phone numbers, saving money on 411 charges if they need to call ahead. Users can also preplan trips, save addresses and manage accounts online at www.telenav.com. Customers can save locations in their ‘My Favorites’ folder, which will be automatically downloaded on their device the next time it is turned on. Additionally, the new My TeleNav Internet browser plug-in for Internet Explorer®, Firefox® and Google® toolbars provides users an easy way to send addresses to their TeleNav Shotgun from any Web page. Users can simply highlight an address and click the TeleNav button on their toolbar. The address will be automatically added to My TeleNav for later use on the TeleNav Shotgun. Online access means that administrative assistants can help preplan business trips for the people they support as well. With the TeleNav Connected Service, TeleNav Shotgun users can take advantage of upgrades without having to purchase a new device. Updates will be delivered via the wireless network, so users don’t have to deal with the hassle of connecting cables and downloading software on a PC. Availability TeleNav Shotgun is available for $299. On Cyber Monday, December 1, new customers will also receive six months of free TeleNav Connected Service if they use Cyber Monday coupon code ‘sgcybermonday’ (case sensitive). Following the six-month free period, options for TeleNav Connected Service plans include: 2 Year Plan: $239 (equivalent to $9.96 per month) 1 Year Plan: $129 (equivalent to $10.75 per month) Month to Month: $11.99 per month Device owners not wishing to subscribe to TeleNav Connected Service following the six-month free period included with their purchase on Cyber Monday will be able to use the TeleNav Shotgun for GPS-enabled turn-by-turn navigation but will not have access to connected features such as real-time traffic and online preplanning. Editor’s note: TeleNav Shotgun images, b-roll and a fact sheet are available for download at: http://www.telenav.com/about/pr-shotgun/.Back to Press Release Index