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  1. We gave you a teaser about a week ago, and now for the millions of Garmin Personal Navigation Device users out there, you can plan on MapQuest and send trip planning results directly to your Garmin GPS unit. The service went live April 10 and it adds to the great ‘Send To’ features including Send to Cell, Send to Email and soon to come: Send to OnStar.

    Remember you just choose the Send to GPS feature in the ‘Send’ pull down in the upper left of your maps or directions page.

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    You’ll be able to send your route or trip planning results to one of many compatible Garmin devices.

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    To see if you have a compatible Garmin device and to download the Garmin Communicator plug-in, check out all the details on our Send Maps and Directions to GPS feature page.

    Try out this new handy feature!

  2. Have you ever been heading across town, and wish you had access to those traffic helicopters to see where the jams are? Now you can check the hotspots with a quick glance to your cell phone. MapQuest for Mobile Web, one of the most popular mobile internet sites,1 now has Traffic Reports to go along with a new look and feel. We’ve also simplified the address and search fields to make it easier to enter your quest. And for those of you that take the ‘greener’ path, our Find Gas Prices feature now has a full slate of Alternative fuels including E-85, Natural Gas and Biodiesel.

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    MapQuest for Mobile - Map a Location

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    MapQuest for Mobile - Live Traffic

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    MapQuest for Mobile - Find Gas Prices

    Best of all – even with all these helpful, comprehensive features; MapQuest for Mobile Web is still a free service.2 To check it out on your device, you can either type in www.mapquest.com on your mobile web browser, or you can plan on MapQuest.com from your home computer and click on “Send to Cell” within any of your search results.3

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    2. MapQuest provides the MapQuest for Mobile Web service free of charge; however, your wireless phone carrier may charge data fees to access the mobile web.

    3. MapQuest provides the Send to Cell service free of charge; however, your wireless phone carrier may charge data fees to access the mobile web or for text messages. Some carriers block access to URL links within text messages; if you cannot click the link or you do not receive the text message, please check with your carrier.
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