AAA announced today AAA Mobile for GPS-enabled phones. You’ll get turn-by-turn directions, AAA’s diamond ratings for nearby hotels and restaurants, and a geo-location feature that relays your whereabouts to AAA should you need roadside assistance.
GPS location is handled by Networks in Motion out of Aliso Viejo, California. The location service seems to be a very useful feature, especially if you were to break down in the middle of nowhere.
“With this service, AAA’s more than 50 million members don’t need to know where they are when their vehicle breaks down because the phone will send their GPS location to a AAA call center,” said Doug Antone, president and CEO, Networks In Motion. “Travelers also have useful information at their fingertips such as a hotel’s Diamond Rating or a restaurant where they can show their AAA card to save money.”
The service is $9.99 per month and currently only works on the Sprint network with the following phones: Samsung M500, Samsung M510, Sanyo SCP-7050, Sanyo M1, Sanyo SCP-8400, Sanyo MM-9000, Sanyo SCP-3200 and LG 550 (Fusic).