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Lost and Need Directions? Get Google Maps for Cell Phones

SUMMARY: Display maps and directions on your cell phone.

Lost and needing directions? Before you go on a trip, you may want to consider trying out Google's Local for Mobile feature, allowing select cell phone users access to interactive Google maps and directions. The webpage offers instructions and lets you know which cell phones can use this feature.

Not affiliated with Google, the site Mobile GMaps claims to offer software that displays Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, and MSN Virtual Earth maps and satellite images on Java J2ME-enabled phones. If your cell phone isn't supported by Google's Local for Mobile you may wish to try out this software.

Note that when using such software and services you will still be paying your cell phone provider for data minutes where applicable. Also, if you are driving, be sure to pull over to a safe location before using these services! Don't try driving and fiddling with cell phone-based maps at the same time as it's hard to concentrate on the road. Be safe.

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