Warid launches location-based services

Warid Telecom has launched Location Based Services, which is a unique and innovative mobile phone service in Pakistan. A statement here on Wednesday said the service enabled Warid Post-paid and ZEM subscribers to locate the whereabouts of their family members, friends or colleagues through a Warid connection.

Similarly, the Place Finder Service locates place of interest like restaurants, hotels, banks, ATMs etc. The statement said the Warid subscriber could utilise the location-based facility just by sending an SMS.

It said that this informative and entertainment service was as easy as SMS and the subscribers using MMS and WAP enabled sets could also view the locations on a map. The map service is currently available for Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar. Warid plans to expand this service to other cities shortly, it was further stated.

Their Map service is more useful then the sms feature, with added advantage of no charges when using on wap. It only shows the main roads, but it points all locations relatively so you get the idea where they are located exactly

nice started

hope others company will b also follow

the location service isnt accurate doesnt work here in karachi. as all things in pakistan this also is defective but cleverly advertised. i use to be a fan of warid untill they started showind ads and stuff. i am sure its the brain child of new hirings at warid. poor souls see what they will do to something that was just fine.