Mobile Overview and FAQ

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This will only be used to send a text message. Charges may apply. Pre-paid phones are not supported.

 

Overview

Cars.com offers a mobile version of its website, designed to help consumers shop for and research cars while using a mobile device, such as a cell phone or a PDA.

Using the Cars.com mobile site, consumers can:

  • Search new- and used-car listings
  • Find dealers, locate them on a map and get driving directions
  • Calculate loan payments
  • View used Kelley Blue Book values
  • Look up new-car prices and specifications
  • Read recent car reviews

The content is the same as that found on Cars.com, but optimized for small-screen displays on mobile devices.

To access the site, go to www.cars.com using any mobile device equipped with an internet connection.

FAQ

How do I get to the Cars.com mobile site?

You can access the site through your mobile browser. Type in www.cars.com, and it will take you to our site.

Which carriers will support Cars.com wireless solution?

The Cars.com mobile site is available through any carrier that supports wireless phone web browsing.

Some carriers require consumers to subscribe to a data or internet package before browsing the web. Some carriers allow consumers to surf the web, but charge extra for accessing wireless content.

Is the Cars.com mobile site free?

The Cars.com mobile site is provided free of charge. Carriers may charge consumers extra to access the internet through their mobile devices. Check with your carrier.

What is data access?

Data access is the service that allows consumers to browse the internet from their mobile phones. Carriers typically offer this as a separate subscription service.

Do I have to download anything for Cars.com wireless?

Cars.com does not require you to download an application to your phone. You can use the mini-browser available on your mobile device.

Does my phone support mobile browsing?

Most phones sold today have mini-browsers included. If youíre unsure if your phone supports wireless browsing, check with your carrier or your phone's user manual.

What is Send to Phone?

This feature on the Cars.com Vehicle Details page allows consumers to send a listing to a phone or other mobile device. The consumer will receive a text message with a link to the listing on the Cars.com mobile site.

How does Send to Phone work?

From the Details page, consumers can enter their phone number to send the message. Moments later, they will receive a text message on their mobile device with a link to the listing. In order to access the listing, consumers need a mobile device with internet access.

Can anyone use this feature?

Anyone who has a mobile device with internet access can use this feature. Depending on a person's service plan, charges may apply for receiving a text message.

* SMS Messaging: Supported carriers include Alltel, Boost, Dobson Cellular Systems, AT&T, Cingular, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile® and Verizon. Pre-paid phones are not supported.