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Old 11-15-2007, 05:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry if this has been covered already. I did do a search on the forum but I could only find topics related to Google Maps and GPS not working.

When I use my 8820 with Google Maps and GPS, is this service free? I have an unlimited data plan so I was just making sure they're no additional charges with AT&T. Why would 8820 users use Telenav for $10/month when they could use Google Maps/GPS for free?
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Yes, the GPS with Google Maps is free. It does use data, but since you have an unlimited plan, you'll be fine.

People use TeleNav since they like the audio turn by turn instructions. Easier sometimes than looking at the BB - just listen to the BB talk to you and tell you when and where to turn.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, and google maps won't automatically go to the next step in the direction, you have to press the "3" key after you make the turn, merge, etc.

I honestly think the only thing google maps and a gps are good for is finding your current location when you find the directions initially. After that, GPS support is pointless.

There are other solutions out there. The 4 mapping programs I have on my 8820 right now are: Nav4All, BBMaps, Telenav and Google Maps. Nav4All will do audible turn by turns, but thinking about it now, I haven't even tried it out yet. Still within my Telenav free trial. At this point, Telenav is my software of choice, really is great. Unless Nav4All lives up to Telenav standards (which I haven't determined yet), Telenav is worth the $10/mo.

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