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Old 08-06-2007, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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....
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know of another free gps app.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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
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If you are self employed - deduct it and then it's only $6.
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InfoSpace talks
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Try Nav4All... Not the prettiest interface.. But it works and offers turn by turn voice instructions.
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Yeah infospace is free and it talks. Seems to fit the bill
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so i wonder which is best nav4all or infospace?
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The mapquest navigator trial is great...
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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
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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?
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a Free, 30 day trial.
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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?
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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.
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google maps is nice but it does not "talk"
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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?
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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?
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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
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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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