Hit the Road with Waze

March 14, 2017
If you’re on the road a lot, navigation apps are probably already among your top used items on your smartphone. While native apps like Maps on iOS and Google Maps for Android or iOS have been the long-time staples, the crowd-sourced traffic app Waze is worth consideration.

Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. It features the turn-by-turn directions and search functions you’d expect from any navigation app, but also lets users share real-time traffic and road information to help alert other drivers of accidents, road closures and other hazards on the road. These user alerts are then factored in when calculating your fastest route and estimated time of arrival, and if possible the app will route you around an incident so you can make it to your destination without delay.

Even if you know where you are going, it can be beneficial to run Waze to both contribute to the community and hear about any issues in real-time. The app uses your speed and location to report back to the servers and identify traffic slowdowns.

Additionally, you can add friends with in Waze. This allows you to share your estimated time of arrival when meeting up and sync up arrival times. Other community features include community-powered gas price listings and information on local businesses.
Waze is available for free on Android and iOS. As with any time you’re behind the wheel, safety should be the number one priority. If you use Waze, set your location before driving to avoid distraction and interact with the app only when it is safe to do so.

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Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with more than 50 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.
Pete Kiefer, Major Account Rep
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