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Old 04-25-2007, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so why is there a disclaimer about AT&T (Cingular) customers cannot use BB Maps on their 8800? is it beacause they want us to use TeleNav at $10 a month? anyone using BB Maps on their 8800 with AT&T (Cingular) data plan?
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does the disclaimer say you "cannot use" or that they don't support it?

It is because they (AT&T/Cingular) don't offer technical support for it. Unless something has changed, you can use it.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It says;
Note: BlackBerry Maps is not available on the AT&T network.

http://www.blackberry.com/devicesoft...y.do?code=maps
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Look in the GPS section of this forum. Short answer, yes, you can use BBMaps with the 8800 from AT&T but you need to make some minor modifications to files loaded on you Blackberry.

As for the software, you'll find plenty of comments; some from me, I didn't like the version I was using.

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Look in the GPS section of this forum. Short answer, yes, you can use BBMaps with the 8800 from AT&T but you need to make some minor modifications to files loaded on you Blackberry.

As for the software, you'll find plenty of comments; some from me, I didn't like the version I was using.

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I downloaded BBmaps OTA on my Cingular/ At&T 8800. Works fine. I didn't need to mod anything. Is there some functionality that's missing that I am not aware of? Why the need for the mod?
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yeah, nothing extra needed, works right after downloading for me.
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No added functionality....When the 8800 came out, it did not have bbMaps, but I think AT&T got enough complaints so now it works fine without the hacks that the industrious people on this board came up with....
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No added functionality....When the 8800 came out, it did not have bbMaps, but I think AT&T got enough complaints so now it works fine without the hacks that the industrious people on this board came up with....
True that! Now I just have to try the dental flaws thing for the squeeky rails ( )and I'll be all set!
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No added functionality....When the 8800 came out, it did not have bbMaps, but I think AT&T got enough complaints so now it works fine without the hacks that the industrious people on this board came up with....
Yea no mods neccessary - it worked from the get-go! Yes thank you for all that help us with those mods! But honestly I don't like BB Maps - its slow and doesn't refresh quick enough . . .. I have to admit TeleNav works great!
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I like Telenav also but what i can't get it to do is "find location" on a map. what i mean is I would like to be able to start an app that locates you with GPS and then displays a map of where you are. If you move, the map would follow you. BBMaps does that but I cannot figure out how to do that with TeleNav.
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I like Telenav also but what i can't get it to do is "find location" on a map. what i mean is I would like to be able to start an app that locates you with GPS and then displays a map of where you are. If you move, the map would follow you. BBMaps does that but I cannot figure out how to do that with TeleNav.
Same issue here. I love Telenav because of voice turn by turn directions but I dont think it just give you the map of current location and it also sets to turn off the screen until a new direction comes up. Would like to modify that too.
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anyone using BB Maps on their 8800 with AT&T (Cingular) data plan?
I have BBmaps on my at&t 8800 but I don't use it. There are too many times when it can't get a satellite fix or it doesn't update or can't download maps in a timely fashion. Telenav and Maqpquest Navigator don't have these issues in my experience.

You should be able to download OTA or use a modified alx file to get BBmaps loaded if you really want it. Aside from the current position map option that ld-runner mentions there's nothing that BBmaps offers that makes it worthwhile IMO.
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