Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Pocket Realtor by Sprint Mobile

The Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999 *(E911) has helped a company called Smarter Agent and Sprint offer of a wireless phone application called Recently Sold Homes. Smarter Agent combines a cellphones E911 GPS capabilities with real estate content about properties, neighborhoods and interesting places around your (ie: cellphone) location, location, location.

Check out a screenshot of the application. The application can be purchased by anyone with a Sprint or Nextel phone (Coverage Area). You'll be able to conduct unlimited searches for a single monthly fee of $4.99, plus data charges from Sprint.

*The wireless E911 program is divided into two parts:

Part I requires carriers, upon valid request by a local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), to report the telephone number of a wireless 911 caller and the location of the antenna that received the call.

Part II requires wireless carriers to provide far more precise location information, within 50 to 300 meters in most cases.

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