Going to an unfamiliar part of town? Aircel Pocket Finder is a service that lets you know your location so you
always know exactly where you are. You can also find the nearest restaurants, coffee shops etc. Not only that,
it also tells you where your friends and family are.
Finding your way is a cinch now!
You can access the service through SMS, Phone, WAP or a downloadable application.
To start the service you will need to send the short code to 54654.
Once the service is activated you will need to send different short codes for different services.
To find a friend, SMS in the format <FF> <10 digit mobile number of friend> to 54654
The recipient mobile number will get a SMS from 54654 with the text "Your friend <your 10 digit mobile number> wants to add you as a friend. SMS "Yes" to accept and "No" to reject."
If your friend accepts, you can then track their location.
Your friend can choose to unsubscribe be sending "Unsub" to 54654.
For local search SMS in the format <FIND> <Name> to 54654 where <Name> is what you are looking for e.g. Bank, ATM etc.
Simply dial the *567# and get the pocket finder menu. On the menu you can then opt for the service as per the format stated in the return string. All services are available on the return string
Just access the Aircel Pocket Internet page (www.pocketinternet.in) and can click the link for pocket finder under "Services". You will be directed to a WAP page from where you can choose the services (subscribe and unsubscribe) and manage your profile.
Simply SMS "Finder" to 54654 or 5800000 and you will receive an SMS with a link to download the application. On clicking the link the application downloads to the phone and you can access all of the services.
Rs 10/- for a subscription of 30 days.
Usage charges will be extra.
What is Aircel Pocket Finder?
Aircel Pocket Finder is a revolutionary location based service brought to you by Aircel which helps you can find your current location on a map, check for local information around your position and at the same time find your friends' location and information around them. It also allows you to share your current location with friends and family.
What all does Aircel Pocket Finder offer?
Aircel Pocket Finder offers you the following services:
Find Me : Helps you find your current location and share it on Twitter/Facebook
Local Search : This helps you to search for information on petrol pumps, ATMs, hospitals etc. You can get driving directions to them, look for their location on the map, or simply get their contact information.
Friend Finder : This helps you to add friends and share locations between each other. It also allows you to call/send messages to friends.
What are the benefits of this service?
Aircel Pocket Finder is a revolutionary location based service which helps you find relevant information around you. It helps you keep in touch with your friends and family by keeping you aware of their location, thereby giving you complete peace of mind. Finding information, sharing your location, finding your friends' locations and reaching your friends location was never so easy.
How can I access Aircel Pocket Finder?
Aircel Pocket Finder can be accessed by sending the SMS keyword "Finder" to 54654. You will then receive a link from which the application can be downloaded onto the phone.
What happens when I open the application?
One opening the application for the first time, it requests your consent for the subscription charges. Once you click OK, you are subscribed to Find Me, Friend Finder and Local Search. Once you are past this, just click on any of the icons and you are good to go.
What are the charges for this service?
You will be charged Rs 10/- for 30 days of subscription. The subscription stays till the time you unsubscribe. At the end of each month, an SMS is sent to you intimating you of the subscription renewal.
Usage charges will be extra.
What is the accuracy of the location shown on the maps?
The location is accurate to between about 400 to 500 meters.
can't open the application, its shows some error.
Please call Aircel support at 121 and raise an issue with them. Please do not forget to mention your handset model, mobile number and the error faced.
When I open the download link, it say's your handset is not supported.
If your handset is currently not supported, you can still access Pocket Finder via WAP or by dialling *567#.
Due to a number of new launches, there are times when you may not find an application for your handset. But please rest assured our teams are continuously working to provide applications for all the platforms and this shall be updated soon.
I have not subscribed for a GPRS plan, can I use the service. Will it run trouble free?
To use Pocket Finder via WAP or the application, you will need to subscribe to a GPRS plan. However, if you do not have a GPRS plan you can still access Pocket Finder via SMS or USSD. Simply SMS “Finder” to 54654 or dial *567#.
I have Wi-Fi in my home/ office. Will I be able to use this service on my phone if I try and access it using my Wi-Fi?
This is an Aircel Exclusive service only and can only be accessed using Aircel Mobile.
Who can see my location?
Only friends and family members who you have authorized to view your location have access to it. All location sharing has to have the user's consent.
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