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musiclee@verizon.net 08-05-2007 11:24 PM

Telenav Alternative For Free ...
 
Hello..

Just wondering if there is another GPS app. which will "talk" and is Free?

I came from treo , with Tom, Tom, and had all GPS free (no monthly fee)

I tried BB Maps, not bad
Googla maps is a bit better but has no audible prompts.

I guess i gotta cough up $10/month

Ideas, thanks....

JSanders 08-05-2007 11:26 PM

I don't know of another free gps app.

musiclee@verizon.net 08-05-2007 11:37 PM

i think if telenav and garmin was $5/month, many more people would get it.

at least i would
i guess i'm beaing cheap
but i'm just used to having it for free on my treo :-)

Stinsonddog 08-05-2007 11:51 PM

If you are self employed - deduct it and then it's only $6.

Lowrider 08-06-2007 04:24 AM

InfoSpace talks

Pentarus 08-06-2007 10:14 AM

Try Nav4All... Not the prettiest interface.. But it works and offers turn by turn voice instructions.

Entropy666 08-06-2007 12:44 PM

Yeah infospace is free and it talks. Seems to fit the bill

musiclee@verizon.net 08-06-2007 12:58 PM

so i wonder which is best nav4all or infospace?

fsa3 08-06-2007 02:44 PM

The mapquest navigator trial is great...

musiclee@verizon.net 08-06-2007 02:58 PM

mapquest navigator
don't hear too much about this one on this forum

i went on site
it does not list the blackberry pearl as one of the supported devices ??

and how much is the mapquest service?

seems cool, not sure how it compares to telenav, and garmin

musiclee@verizon.net 08-06-2007 03:02 PM

in one section of mapquest it says it's free
could it be?
talking GPS for free?

if so, then why does it say 30-day trial?

JSanders 08-06-2007 03:03 PM

a Free, 30 day trial.

musiclee@verizon.net 08-06-2007 03:11 PM

ok, but how much is it after the 30 days?

it seems mapquest does not give you that info, until you try it and get hooked on it?

rivviepop 08-06-2007 06:53 PM

There are plenty of free GPS apps, for clarification you're looking for a driving oriented turn-by-turn app that talks -- I've tried Nav4All, it seems to work well.

There's a freebie mapper called J2MEMap that handles GPS as well, and I hear the latest version of Google Maps can now do GPS via bluetooth puck.

musiclee@verizon.net 08-06-2007 07:24 PM

google maps is nice but it does not "talk"

nremondelli 08-10-2007 09:21 PM

I downloaded mapquest navigator a while ago for free. i t has been waaayyy past the 30 days and it still works and it is still for free. Have no idea why. Was it free at one time?

akosnitzky 08-11-2007 08:09 PM

Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830: BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

To be clear, Verizon 8830 can use these programs?

GT5L 08-11-2007 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akosnitzky (Post 630615)
Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830: BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

To be clear, Verizon 8830 can use these programs?

Nope the internal GPS is disabled on the Verizon's 8830

Jennesy 08-12-2007 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nremondelli (Post 630014)
I downloaded mapquest navigator a while ago for free. i t has been waaayyy past the 30 days and it still works and it is still for free. Have no idea why. Was it free at one time?

Past 30 days? and no prompt to call customer service when trying to navigate?

Well the first time my 30 days was up I was told to call customer service, and they told me that they still have not begun charging monthly for blackberries. So she instructed me to delete it from my BB and re-download it to get another 30 days.

Why they havnt begun charging is beyond me, but I also dont know if they're already charging for other phones.

Either way, Yes it is free (for now) if you dont mind re-downloading month after month, and thats just a minor inconvenience for such a GREAT app.


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