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Old 12-05-2007, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys i have the 8130....so i want to get maps or gps for it without paying...is there a way?
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No.
Nothing is entirely free.

Navigation software requires you to pay for a BlackBerry Data Plan.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I think the OP was asking if he could get free GPS not free data. Right? If so, then yes, you can provided you are willing to use your own GPS Bluetooth receiver. The new version of Google Maps will allow you to specify any external paired BT puck.

But you have Sprint...I thought the internal GPS receiver was unlocked on the Sprint 8130 and only us VZW users had to use an external.

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Old 12-05-2007, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have a Blackberry Data Plan on your account then you can use the GPS with Google Maps, Blackberry Maps, Live Search for no extra fee.

If you want a voice prompted, turn by turn direction app, then you need to move up to a pay-for app. TeleNav is the best at $9.95/mo.
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Well I think the OP was asking if he could get free GPS. Right? If so, then yes you can provided you are willing to use your own GPS Bluetooth receiver.
You'd have to buy the GPS receiver right? It's not free.
You'd still need a BlackBerry Data Plan. Not free.

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The new version of Google Maps will allow you to specify any external paired BT puck.
So will any number of other mapping applications. They still all require a BlackBerry Data Plan. That's not free either.

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But you have Sprint...I thought the internal GPS receiver was unlocked on the Sprint 8130?
Again, you need a BlackBerry Data Plan. Not free.
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i was gonna post something here but decided to post in rants and raves instead


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Old 12-05-2007, 08:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow Penguin, nitpicking on semantics. Under that same logic any "free" app is essentially not free because you had to buy the device to run it on and the electricity to power it, etc. etc.

He was asking if there are free map applications that have GPS capabilities. The answer is yes.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow Penguin, nitpicking on semantics. Under that same logic any "free" app is essentially not free because you had to buy the device to run it on and the electricity to power it, etc. etc.

He was asking if there are free map applications that have GPS capabilities. The answer is yes.
You have no idea what they were asking. You're assuming, just like I am.
Either of us can be right, and neither of us can be right. Who knows?
My experience here has shown me that most newcomers who post here asking for "free" GPS are really concerned with skirting the system and using their device without paying the carrier for a BlackBerry Data Plan.

You're free to disagree with me all you want. I won't take it personally.
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My experience here has shown me that most newcomers who post here asking for "free" GPS are really concerned with skirting the system and using their device without paying the carrier for a BlackBerry Data Plan.
Fair enough.
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AmAze GPS provides free turn-by-turn, on-screen and voice. I've used it on my Pearl and it works well in "turn mode" (all you see is the current turn on-screen), not so well in map mode (seeing your route on the map).

It worked quite well w/my external BT GPS...it is a little slow at recalculating routes, but hey, it is free.
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My experience here has shown me that most newcomers who post here asking for "free" GPS are really concerned with skirting the system and using their device without paying the carrier for a BlackBerry Data Plan.
And from viewing previous posts from the OP I'd say that's the case here.
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hey does anyone knows if there are free maps i can download on my bb pearl w/out paying for it i really dont care about the gps i just need some maps just incase I am lost I dont have to stop at a gas station to get a map.
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hey does anyone knows if there are free maps i can download on my bb pearl w/out paying for it i really dont care about the gps i just need some maps just incase I am lost I dont have to stop at a gas station to get a map.
If you have a Blackberry Data plan then you can use Google maps, Blackberry Maps, Microsoft Live Search...there are many.

If you don't have a BB data plan, there are none.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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hey guys i have the 8130....so i want to get maps or gps for it without paying...is there a way?
You have Sprint right. You should have got the data plan that comes with the Sprint Navigation all for $30
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Someone just posted in the GPS forum about free maps, but I can't remember if there was a DM load option.
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hi all...
i have blackberry Pearl 8100. I do not have Data Plan but I have external GPS receiver. If i download Google Maps Mobile, can i use that map with external GPS?
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:44 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i have blackberry Pearl 8100. I do not have Data Plan but I have external GPS receiver. If i download Google Maps Mobile, can i use that map with external GPS?
No you can't. The maps are not loaded onto the phone, they're acquired from your cellular provider's data service. Much different than a laptop where the maps are internal.
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