Bell has added TMC real-time traffic to compliment its GPS functionality in select phones.
With TMC Traffic, Bell customers are given turn-by-turn directions to a desired destination able to avoid heavily congested areas. In addition, when and an accident just happened while en route, the TMC service will notify you and suggest an alternate route – this is only currently available in Toronto.
There is also a overview map that gives you an indication of different areas by colour:
Red areas are slow conditions (less than 50 km/hr.)
Yellow is for slow (50-79 km/hr.)
Green is for smooth driving (80 km/hr. and faster).
The price plans and phone that the Bell GPS Nav service & traffic enhancements are available on:
BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, BlackBerry 8130 Pearl for $10 a month
Samsung m610, Sanyo 7050 and LG Muziq for $8 a month.
Monthly subscription: $10/month + data rate plan
Daily subscription: $3.50/day + data rate plan
Monthly subscription: $8/month + data usage charges
Daily subscription: $3.50/day + data usage charges