WHERE For T-Mobile

WHERE

Have you ever found yourself someplace new and not know what to find around you? Well, there is an app for that, and it is coming to T-Mobile phones.  T-Mobile will be offering the WHERE service through Web2Go for $2.99 per month.  Until further notice, only G1, Blackberry Curves, Samsung Memoirs and Beholds will be available to download this service.  Not familiar with WHERE? Well, they do a pretty good job of explaining what this app is capable of:

WHERE® allows you to quickly launch a mobile experience that puts the people, places and things you look for at your fingertips while on the go. Local content available through WHERE includes everything from the weather, news, and restaurant reviews, to the closest coffee shop, cheapest gas, traffic updates, movie show times and more. WHERE also helps you reach your destination with easy to use maps and directions.

WHERE makes you feel like a local, no matter what city you are in.

This seems like it could be a nice little add on for those traveling customers.  Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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  • SB7785

    How does this differ from Sherpa?

  • ImGunnaEatU722

    This is already on the g1. I use it all the time.

  • Marcus

    This is already on the G1 for FREE.

  • Mystictrust

    Yeah, sounds like Sherpa, why would any Android phone be “enabled” for this? Better yet, I wonder how many G1 owners will actually sign up for and pay for this? :P

  • aquaitious

    If this is already, and has been, free on the market for the past six months, who would want to start paying for it?

  • http://www.i-appreciate.org alt-mobile

    ummm I think I’ll stick to the free google maps…

  • noname

    I already downloaded this for free to my g1 a while ago. But I unistalled it bc I didn’t like it.

  • Andrew

    While this is available for Android, and thus the g1, it will soon be available for feature phones. As far as it relating to Sherpa, it is very close to the same thing.

  • kevin

    If this is available for curve 8320 w/o a data plan super, I may skip jumping to sprint for a pre because for 3 lines on a $25 data plan/each per month sprint would be much cheaper than tmo. It sounds like “where” is all I’d want with to do with data when away from wifi. Don’t understand the point of an extra fee for the G1 tho, anxiously awaiting more details but not expecting much….

  • Jay

    A bit off topic, but does anyone know what happened to the $24.99 unlimited data with 400 texts messages??? I renewed my 2 year contract with a MyTouch today but they told me that plan no longer comes with text messages. WTF!?! So I had to bundle the $24.99 with the $4.99 300 text message plan.

    Does anyone know what happened to that plan??? Will it come back with 400 text messages???

    At these rates T-Mobile is becoming less and less attractive to me… their plans are about the same price as Verizon now and costs more than Sprint.

  • GS

    Jay,

    I renewed my two year contract to get HTC Touch Pro 2 on August 17th. They gave me a $24.99 plan that included unlimited data and 400 text messages. Before Touch Pro 2, I had myTouch 3G for a week and they also gave me the same plan for that phone as well. I did not have a data plan on my account before these two phones.

    The current data plan I have is called “T-Mobile Smartphone Unlimited Web + 400 Messages”. The description the t-mobile web site gives is “Get unlimited Web access, bundled with any 400 domestic messages. Includes Unlimited Web access and 400 domestic text, picture, e-mail, or instant messages”.

    I would say just call T-Mobile cust service and ask them for it.

  • Christopher

    @Jay

    It went away back in May or June when T-Mo began to require data plans. I still find it pretty cheap, but then again, my Unl Txt/Data @34.99 didn’t change at all.

  • http://www.symbian-freak.com christexaport

    Where is available for Symbian 3rd Edition phones via free download as well. I wonder if they’ll block usage of the app without the subscription?

  • 30014

    Where has been available in the android market for at least 6 months as a free download and service. Who’s going to pay for something that they can get for free.

  • fastball5050

    @ JAY

    Call customer care and ask them to put the “required 400 messages and data” plan for 24.99, because they should have put that on there when you renewed your contract. It is T-Mobile’s error. They will get it fixed

  • KEssex

    Isn’t this just like live search that comes with windows mobile phones?

  • Ritchie

    I dont see why they need to practice ATT laws, why charge for everything? The only reason im with TMo still is becasue of the myfavs, i dont make alot of calls im more of a data guy. I would love a family data plan like verizon, att, or sprint. If things dont change i believe to move to Sprint, and get family data plan where everything comes with data, tv, radio, nfl mobile, gps and web. It will save me money with me having three lines with sprint. I hate customer service with sprint but im willing to take a hit for something that will benefit my family phone experience.

  • Chris

    Sounds like the old t-zones if you ask me.

  • FILA

    WTF are you kidding. Its already on the Android Market for Free mutha, and I use it, its a very good program. They gonna start charging us for it. WTF come on seriously. Im pissed right now I dont even know what to say, what next, im gonna get a window on my phone that says i need to pay for it monthly now. Come On

  • Mikie

    This is crazy…Try Bing…you can find directions by voice or typing…looking for a store or place to eat…just speak it …then it will dial it or sms the number…endless options…Why are they selling this…for dummies?

  • http://www.twitter.com/DtheArtist Dave

    I have it on my MyTouch 3G & I love it. And it was free for me, idk about later on thou.

  • Jay

    GS, Christopher, and Fastball5050

    Thank you for the feedback. I checked T-Mobile’s website, they have an “Internet Only” plan listed for $39.99. I didn’t see any data plans for 24.99. I will be calling T-Mobile and ask them about the “T-Mobile Smartphone Unlimited Web + 400 Messages” plan. Thank you again.

    Jay

  • Dre

    Where is already available in the Market for FREE. I have used it a few times and its a really good concept (similar to Sherpa). It differs in that u can also get traffic info and gas prices and movie/theater info, news, weather etc. Personally I think the app needs some improvement — I have had some trouble with the app determining my correct GPS location and it has given me landmarks that are all over the place so I have started to use Google Places Directory more often however I kept the app because I really love the traffic feature which is very good about telling u when there is an accident or construction on highways. Once they get the places (Yelp) feature ironed out then this would be the ultimate app because its so comprehensive

  • jamssx

    I have to agree with most of these comments. It’s not even going to available for WM phones, but Bing/Live Search has done this for years. Why pay for it?

  • Juan

    There is a little confuccion about this, where is works as bing, sherpa, and googlemaps and there is not charge for the service if you have a data plan already, the $2.99 charge is for customers that doesn;t have a data plan but wants to have access to it.

  • Megabonix

    Where is a GREAT app in the Android Market. I actually use it a lot and its much better than Sherpa. LOTS of different information in one app. I’d say it’s in the top 5 apps I have to have on my MT3G.