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Old 04-08-2009, 09:18 AM   #141 (permalink)
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I just got an email from Handango, I believe, that shows the Garmin now at a MONTHLY rate. Have they changed their offering????
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:45 AM   #142 (permalink)
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I just got an email from Handango, I believe, that shows the Garmin now at a MONTHLY rate. Have they changed their offering????
looks like a new pricing scheme....
the garmin web site doesn't offer it, tho, i'm not sure what's in the works....

they might be looking to compete with Telenav. I found that Garmin's customer support is more responsive than Telenav's, I like that.
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As you see, when I'm trying to connect my BBB to this program (MapSource) to get the Unit ID it's failing to connect it to my phone for some weird reason. It's saying: "There are probably some devices found, however, none have the capabilities.''

I putted the files that are needed on a blank SD card, but nowhere I can't find it in my phone (I see the files in media > pictures > Garmin > files, but none of them I see icon's or either the .exe file to install it. (I see the map files)) But when I put the blank card in the phone, and then back in my pc, I see Blackberry files onto it.

How am I supposed to install the .exe file if I can't see it? Neither "search" option is helping me out, it's used for text messages/memo's/jobs/tasks/messenger and so on.

Nor opening the .exe file by desktop isn't helping. It's giving the "Garmin mobile XT.exe is not a valid win32 application" error.

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:33 PM   #144 (permalink)
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I used the trial for 3 days and bought it. it's a great app.
any chance someone has a activation code... trying to get one to work...
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:50 PM   #145 (permalink)
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any chance someone has a activation code... trying to get one to work...
Asking for pirate software on a public forum is not advisable.

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:10 PM   #146 (permalink)
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I don't like Garmin because you simply can't plan a trip from point A to B. You have to use current GPS location
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:43 PM   #147 (permalink)
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I don't know what I would do without google maps? How can yo justify charging $99 a year for something when you get all the basic features you need with GPS for free?
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I don't know what I would do without google maps? How can yo justify charging $99 a year for something when you get all the basic features you need with GPS for free?
Maps are great, but they aren't a navigiation system Having one is a lot easier when you are driving alone. Besides, you do no thave to spend $99 a year. You can get Garmin for a one-time fee of $80. Telenav is $10 a month, which is a ripoff although I like it much better than Garmin.

Try Nav4All. I did and didn't like it. But it is free.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:21 AM   #149 (permalink)
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I've been using Garmin Mobile GPS on my 8830 for about a week. I like Garmin as that's what I have in my car. Had a problem at first that it took 8-10 minutes for satellite acquisition. Talked to Garmin and Alltel. Alltel said to try the free trial of TeleNav. I downloaded that software and immediately the Garmin satellite acquisition began connecting immediately. Really weird. I'm going to wait awhile before deleting the TeleNav app; hopefully Garmin will still work the same. Really like it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:57 AM   #150 (permalink)
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I've been using Garmin Mobile GPS on my 8830 for about a week. I like Garmin as that's what I have in my car. Had a problem at first that it took 8-10 minutes for satellite acquisition. Talked to Garmin and Alltel. Alltel said to try the free trial of TeleNav. I downloaded that software and immediately the Garmin satellite acquisition began connecting immediately. Really weird. I'm going to wait awhile before deleting the TeleNav app; hopefully Garmin will still work the same. Really like it.
Do NOT NOT NOT remove Telenav. You will bork Garmin! I did exactly that. Telenav installs services you need to use the on-board GPS system. Alltel does not supply those services for whatever reason when they sell you the handset. If you uninstall Telenav, Garmin will revert to taking 15-20 minutes to acquire. AND you will not be able to reinstall Telenav, even as a demo.

How do I know this? I did it and screwed myself. I ended up buying a bluetooth GPS receiver so I could use Garmin. Even so it was cheaper than Telenav. No, it is not as convenient since now I have to turn on the receiver and you only have navigation when you have the receiver.

So don't take Telenav off.

If anyone knows how I cna reinstall Telenav as a demo, I would like to know. Obviously something is stored somewhere but I don't know where.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:02 AM   #151 (permalink)
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So if I understand you correctly you have to continue paying $10 per month for TeleNav in addition to the one time charge of $99 from Garmin?
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:09 AM   #152 (permalink)
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So if I understand you correctly you have to continue paying $10 per month for TeleNav in addition to the one time charge of $99 from Garmin?
Unless simply leaving the demo on fixes the problem, yes. I would definitely try that. Just never run Telenav. If Garmin goes goofy when the demo term expires, then yeah.

I got the Telenav demo then bought it. I also tried Garmin and decided I liked the idea of the one-time $80 fee and cancelled/deleted Telenav. Immediately Garmin was borked. I called Garmin (who incidentally was very helpful, unlike Telenav) and they explained the situation - Alltel is in bed with Telenav. I tried to reinstall Telenav as a demo and of course I couldn't. I wondered what would happen if I had simply left the Telenav demo on my device without ever using it, but now I won't know.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:10 PM   #153 (permalink)
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hey guys, might be a dumb question but how do i get a gps satellite signal for my bb 9000 ?
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:41 AM   #154 (permalink)
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You just need to be outdoors. Are you not getting anything if you go to Options->Advanced Options->GPS and access the menu and choose Refresh GPS? This really should be a separate thread unless you're asking about getting GPS signal with Garmin.

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I don't know what I would do without google maps? How can yo justify charging $99 a year for something when you get all the basic features you need with GPS for free?
Directions that advance automatically
Voice prompts
Automatic rerouting
...and I'm sure other features I can't think of off the top of my head.

Google Maps is great if you have a copilot to deal with it but it's dangerous if you're the driver. It's not a suitable car nav app IMO and Google seems to realize this since Android 2.0+ ships with Google Nav.

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Do NOT NOT NOT remove Telenav. You will bork Garmin! I did exactly that. Telenav installs services you need to use the on-board GPS system. Alltel does not supply those services for whatever reason when they sell you the handset.
I think that's really a CDMA issue. There are threads on the CDMA lock issue. I've removed Telenav from my 8310 several times in the past without any such problems.

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Old 01-03-2010, 06:07 PM   #155 (permalink)
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I found a site that offers the Garmin for free as a jad file. It works well on my Tour.
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I found a site that offers the Garmin for free as a jad file. It works well on my Tour.

what is that site?
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:34 PM   #157 (permalink)
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This was talked about, I think on Engadget, it's a one time fee for the life of the device, so when you change BB you loose the license.

Garmin to BlackBerry owners: a hundred bucks and you'll never get lost again - Engadget Mobile
THATS A HARD PILL TO SWOLLOW...Ive had 4 Tours...
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:57 AM   #158 (permalink)
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Garmin doesn't charge for updated maps since the info resides on their servers, not on the BB. Once you buy it for $100 or whatever they are now charging, it's yours for the life of your phone. I believe you have 30 days to return it if you don't want it.

I have no idea if it works on the Storm. You can call Garmin and ask.
I've had it over a year on the Storm 9530. No issues at all except battery life which is to be expected from any nav app.
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what is that site?
There is no 'free' download except the trial version of the software. Here is the link:
THIS IS FOR THE STORM ONLY
http://my.garmin.com/phoneservice/dl...6/gmbb95xx.jad

I used the other link to the BlackBerry Lounge mentioned earlier and was able to buy this software for $79 instead of $99 - Thanks for sharing that.

Although my BB (9550) was not on the specified list to download the trial, I found that when I purchased the software this link downloaded the application, which then prompted me to give the registration code that was sent to me, or it would just activate for the 7 days as the trial version.

As mentioned earlier it does seem to suck up your battery, more than BBMaps, I assumed because it gives turn by turn directions.

Is anyone aware of a mount for the 9550 for your car?

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Old 01-14-2010, 12:36 PM   #160 (permalink)
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Is anyone aware of a mount for the 9550 for your car?
I have one of these for my 8330 and am quite pleased.

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