In the USA, a free mobile navigation service is competing with GPS services. DIR-ECT-IONS, the name of the service, can be used from anywhere in the country, and provides a nation-wide navigation service via a simple phone call. First you dial the service, say to the vocal server where you want to go and from where you want to start. A text message is sent back to you giving you details for the journey. No GPS and no mobile internet is used. It is simple, free, and truly operational.