Originally Posted by seattleike
Or is telenav the only option? $10 a month seems like a lot. But it is cool....
The only free option with turn by turn voice instructions I've seen is Nav4all, Nav4All - Free gps navigation for your mobile phone!
. It works, but I find the UI very difficult to use, and keep in mind it is still a work in progress.
Regarding Telenav, at first I had difficulty accepting a subscription based service at $10.00 month, however, if you need a GPS and you use it, it is really well worth it IMO. It compares favorably to the cost of a stand alone unit, when you consider the expected lifespan of an electronic item, not to mention the maps and POI database always being current on Telenav. The last issue for me is that I always have my BB with me, thus I always have my GPS, it is never in the other car, or with a dead battery, or whatever.
On the other hand, if you don't really need the capability, and you're simply dealing with the "its a cool feature", then $10.00/month is pretty steep.