New countries will be added to the service thoughout the year.
Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, launched a global version of its popular VZ NavigatorSM service. Beginning today, VZ Navigator Global:
* Provides business and leisure travelers the ability to find locations and access turn-by-turn directions in North America and Western Europe, including Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – additional countries will be added to the service throughout the year.
*Alleviates stress or confusion caused by reading road signs or directions in an unfamiliar language – VZ Navigator Global customers can choose either English or Spanish as the default language, and miles or kilometers to mark distances.
*Will be initially available on the BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) while VZ Navigator Global capabilities will be available later on additional smartphones.
*Find restaurants, gas stations, banks/ATMs and other popular spots in these countries using Local Search.
Pricing and Usage Plans
VZ Navigator Global is available for US$ 19.99 per month, which includes global and domestic use. Customers are encouraged to have an Unlimited Global Email plan or feature on their accounts, as global pay-per-use charges will apply when downloading or using the application. Unlimited Global Email Features are US$ 64.99 monthly access when added to an existing voice plan or US$ 69.99 monthly access for data only. To ensure the application is functioning, customers must download VZ Navigator Global prior to travelling abroad.