I know there are lots of posts already about why VZ disables the GPS except for VZ Navigator etc. I'll stay away from that, but keeping in mind that VZ Nav is the only choice for Verizon BB users... Why does VZ Nav suck so bad?
Here are my complaints about the software. Does anyone else share the same frustration?
- The directions it gives are horrible - often times in my hometown it suggests I take several back/side streets instead of the 4-lane interstate (I can confirm that my preferences are set to prefer highways, etc)
- Why is the BB VZ Nav version so old? There is VZ Nav 4.0 out there with much more features and such, but us BB users are still stuck with 2.9.9
- And finally, maybe Verizon can't open up the GPS because their "network" can't even handle the limited VZ Nav traffic. It seems like 50% of the time I try to use VZ Nav it gives me an error that the GPS service is down. What it should say is the Verizon "network" is down, because the GPS satellites are still flying high.
I'm about to cancel this POS application and $10/mo service, but am wondering if others have the same frustrations.
For me, Google maps with triangulation serves me much better than VZ Nav sending me down alleys and side streets, only working half the time, and being a 2-year old version of software.
I really need something on my phone for navigation, because I travel for work and can't lug along a Garmin or other device all around the country.