San Francisco based Dial Directions, is a voice-activated service that provides driving directions to all cell phone users. It's currently in beta and available nationwide in the 48 continental US states.
The company was started by "a team of industry experts in voice user interfaces, speech recognition and navigation" with the idea of making "location-based services (directions and more) easy, free, and available to all cell phone users." They say they'll eventually offer more location-based services.
While there are a number of other ways for cell phone users to get directions, most of them require a data plan or some kind of download. Dial Directions is easy and free.
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