Ufone has jumped into Navigational Services, soon after Mobilink launched its Mobile Navigational System. Backed by naqsha.net maps, Ufone has got more of what Google Maps is offering. Though we have discussed before that community powered Google maps are getting more rich with time – however, at this point of time, Naqsha.Net has surely more points/addresses (POIs), available with UTrack offers.
“Get on the right track with UTrack Maps. With UTrack Maps its always the right way.
If you are new in town or are looking for the place everyone’s been talking about let UTrack maps guide you there. All you require is a GPRS enabled handset along with GPRS settings to access UTrack Maps.”
How to use Utrack?
Simply go to http://wap.ufone.com (Can be browsed from Phone only) click on the UTrack Maps icon and it will direct you to the UTrack Maps page. Simply choose a city from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Faisalabad or Quetta & start navigating at your own will.
In search bar, you can input Specific Street, colony, road, area, school, market, airport or any other popular place to locate.
System will give you back a list of results that you can view on map.
UTrack Maps offers the following main features:
Locate a position on map –Select a city from the UTrack Maps home page, enter a street number/name of residential colony/road/ and get the target location on map. You can also locate any popular place on the map by typing the name e.g. Sea view, Mcdonalds, F-8/1, Satellite Town, banks, Gulberg, Defence, HBL etc.
If there are more than 1 matches, you will get a detailed list of all the HBL locations e.g. HBL F-7, HBL F-11, HBL Dhamial Road etc. and select the desired branch. Click on “View on Map” button and get the desired location pointed on the map. After locating a specific location on map, you can make route to another point and get driving directions or search for businesses and points of interest like Ufone Franchises, Banks, ATM’s, Restaurants, Petrol Stations, Mosques and hotels within a range of 3 km. Radius Search (Search Nearby) – After locating a specific location on the map, you can identify popular POI’s including Ufone Franchise, Banks, ATM, Restaurants, Hotel, Petrol Stations or Mosques in the vicinity. Simply chose a category and get a complete list of restaurants/petrol pumps in a range of up to 3 km.
You can also chose to make a selected POI(point of interest) or search for other POI’s near start point/end point. Routing and Distance – UTrack maps also helps you to calculate a desired route i.e. enter a start point e.g F-10 and a destination, e.g Pizza Hut, F-7 and the route will be shown on the map. You will also get the directions and total distance (in km) for the route in text form.
For first two weeks, only standard GPRS rates will apply, however, later on, along with GPRS charges while browsing the WAP site,
In case you click to view a location on map, you will be charged Re. 1/- per click.
On clicking “View Route”, you will be charged another Rs. 2/- per click.
When you click on “Search” in the Search Nearby option, you will be charged another Re.1/- per click.
Additional Re. 1/- per click will be charged when you click on “View larger image”.