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Old 12-16-2007, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on getting a BB8310 from AT&T by next May. What do people on the board think of TeleNav? Tulsa, OK isn't covered(only Oklahoma City), do you think they'd have more cities by then? How much does it cost to have & use TeleNav? Is there other software I can download on an 8310 besides TeleNav?

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Old 12-16-2007, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Telenav is simply fantastic.
I'm sure you'll have absolutely no trouble with any US location. The maps provide full coverage.

For $10 a month, you'd be hard pressed to find a suitable alternative which does all that Telenav does.

There's plenty of free GPS-enabled mapping solutions, but none are as feature-rich as Telenav.
On my device, I have Google Maps and BlackBerry Maps (in addition to Telenav). Both free.
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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TN works great--in Tulsa, OK also.
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You might want to look at a real GPS device rather than a cell phone. Ten bucks a month adds up quickly. Check out this link: GPS Receiver Information, Software, and Hardware Reviews of Garmin, Lowrance, Magellan and other GPS Receivers
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And then you will be carrying two devices around. I use my GPS often, but not enough to buy a dedicated one and carry it on my person every day. I have had the 8800 and I currently have an 8310. TeleNav is awesome. I use it a few times a week but typically for small things. It has a pedestrian mode which makes it perfect for when you are trying to find an address somewhat near you, but you still want directions.

Best of all, at $10 a month you can try it for a month or two and change your mind and only be on $10 or $20. Buy a dedicated GPS and decide it is too much, and you'll be out at least twice that in re-stocking fees if they take it back.

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Old 12-16-2007, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Another shameless plug for TeleNav here. Yes, it has it's own little set of inherent issues (minor, though, most associated with bluetooth) but it's a great app and has worked well for me for quite some time.
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TeleNav is a great app...and nothing else comes close to the performance or ease of operation. I rode out the trial period on my new 8310...but had to realize that I didn't travel enough to justify the added monthly subscription expense...so I took it off my plan.

Google Maps works great for my personal (limited) needs now...but if I did much more traveling or my job took me around a lot of unfamiliar locations, I would re-subscribe to TeleNav in a heartbeat. It's simply the best I know of...
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I recently installed the New Mapquest Navigator on my 8310 and it is very comparable to Telenav. So far it's been a great application and until the end of the year you can subscribe to it for 4.99 mo. I have also used telenav and it is a wonderful application but Mapquest is going to give it some very strong competition. Also Mapquest downloads a corridor of information around the route to the phone and therefor does not need constant data connection as long as you don't venture off track.

I'd suggest downloading both and making your own choice. One downfall is Mapquest doesn't offer a trial, but @ 4.99 just cancel after the 1st month if you choose Telenav.

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I got it, but think its overrated. I mean I have a portable Garmin in my Jeep and hands down its better. People say "but then you have to carry around 2 devices"... well not really. The Garmin stays in my Jeep, I never "carry it around". As far as carrying GPS in my pocket I think thats overrated as well. I mean it can come in handy if you are in a new state or something to quickly find directions, but on my iPhone I had Google Maps and no GPS and it was only another 1 step (put in address where I am, other then "find current location") and I can get directions. Yeah its not really turn by turn, but how far are you actually walking anyway? In the days when rent-a-cars come with GPS's, Portable car GPS's are inexpensive I dont see the need for it on my phone. Though I'm part of the old school who thinks that i dont need ALL devices on one device. I still have a GPS for my Jeep, and MP3/Media player for my media and a cell phone for calls, txts and email and a laptop for the internet, and honestly I couldnt be happier, all my devices do what they do well instead of carrying around a device that does all things not-so-great. Made sure my GPS couldnt do bluetooth, play media files etc, it just gets me from point A to point B.

Just my 2 cents. I dont think its worth it
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But if you travel frequently, the cost of getting a GPS in your rental will outstrip the cost of Telenav. And GPS are not always available from rental companies.
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I too am a big TN fan. It's better than the DVD system in one of my cars and yes, I carry it from car to car and city to city and that is extreme convenience.
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I too am a big TN fan. It's better than the DVD system in one of my cars and yes, I carry it from car to car and city to city and that is extreme convenience.
With the reccomendation from a BIG DOG, my say so won't add much, but I love TN, too, and I've found it works better on my 8310 than it did via a puck/BT set up on my 8300, and better than the on-board with my 8800.
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But if you travel frequently, the cost of getting a GPS in your rental will outstrip the cost of Telenav. And GPS are not always available from rental companies.
True, but my Garmin is small enough to toss in my bag and bring with me. I do it every time I travel and going to get a rental (esp if one isnt available).

I've tried to use the TN many times, I really wanted to be a fan, even got a car mount for the curve to try to mount it in a good place and use it as my primary GPS and I will admit its ok in a bind, but to use as your primary GPS it not that great. Esp if you tend to use your GPS a lot.
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I have the 8310 with TeleNav and ATT service. I have decided not to have my Garmin Quest repaired. This thing does all the Garmin does better.

I have a question for the gurus, can you get the turn instructions from Telenav via Bluetooth headset? I do have the headset working with the phone, but have not found a way to receive music or GPS through it. Am I daff?
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Telenav works great, $10 a month not bad. We have a Tom Tom for the car, but it's a cool app to have when you have to travel on foot or mass transit to an unknown area. Telenav should be free for the first month, I have At&t, doesn't hurt to try it.
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