Garmin Mobile customers can now use their phone to search and access information for over 70,000 hotels. Hotel information is provided by Hotels.com and includes the hotel's discounted room rate, ranking, description, amenities and location. Once a customer selects a hotel on the phone, they can immediately call Hotels.com who makes the reservation at the reduced room rate. Garmin Mobile users can then receive turn-by-turn directions to the property with a few keystrokes.
Garmin Mobile was already offering dynamic content such as weather conditions and forecasts, real-time fuel prices and traffic information. For $9.99 per month, Garmin Mobile is currently available on select Sprint and Nextel mobile phones in the United States.