Yell.com mobile maps adds Blue Badge parking

Published Date
18/02/2009
Author
Reason Digital
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Yell’s latest free-to-use Data charges apply mobile service, Yell.com mobile maps, which provides map-based information on businesses and services, has now introduced Blue Badge parking listings.

The downloadable application offers a range of innovative product features, and enables consumers to locate any address in the UK, get walking or driving directions displayed on the map, and search for any of the 2.3 million businesses available on Yell.com.

This latest feature allows people to find Blue Badge parking using the “Find Business” search box on Yell.com mobile maps. Simply enter keywords such as “blue badge”, “parking” or “car parks” and the closest car parks will be listed. Yell.com mobile maps currently has information on more than 2000 Blue Badge on-street parking spaces in over 2000 locations in more than 65 cities across the UK, provided by PIE (Public Information Exchange).

Yell.com mobile maps has a range of unique features including the ability to save business names, addresses and phone numbers directly to the phone’s contact list, and also to share this information with others via textmessaging – ideal, for instance, when organising a meeting. People can also contact businesses directly from the application with a simple click to call.

David Pearce, head of marketing for Yell.com mobile, said:

Providing Blue Badge parking information is just another example of how useful Yell.com mobile maps can be. We enable people to find Blue Badge parking in any location in the UK and then provide turn-by-turn directions displayed on a map on their mobile phone.

Freddie Talberg, CEO of PIE added:

Disabled people and those who care for them often find themselves in a position when a parking space is not available – but they won’t know this until they are already out and about. The combination of PIE’s up-to-date data with the instant availability of Yell.com mobile maps is an ideal partnership, and we look forward to assisting many more people while they are on the move.

The Yell.com mobile maps application is compatible with more than 100 of the most popular mobile phones and can be downloaded using a PC or directly from the handset.

To download the application using a PC, go to www.yellmobile.com, enter the mobile number and select download, (supported handsets are shown on this site).

To download the application using the mobile phone, either;

  • text the word ‘maps’ to 80248
  • or visit mobile.yell.com using your mobile’s web browser and download Yell.com mobile maps

Alternatively, simply ask another Yell.com mobile maps user to send the application to your phone, or use your phone to share the application with
others.

Yell.com, the online service from the Yellow Pages, also has Blue Badge parking listed across the country, providing a useful fixed and mobile internet service.

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