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Old 01-30-2007, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have telenav and just recently downloaded mapquest navi for the 90 day trial. Haven't really used mapquest yet but does anyone have an opinion on which is better? I do admint though the voice prompts are alot clearer with mapquest. I always have a hard time hearing telenav clearly.
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For whatever it's worth, I've tried both for a month and cancelled TeleNav. I like MapQuest Navigator better. The only negative would be that you can't access your address book like with TeleNav.
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What will the cost of Mapquest be after the trial period? I can't seem to find that answer anywhere.
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Ive used both and I like Mapquest better although about 2 years ago i swore off mapquest because they got me lost on a few occasions but that was just printing the directions off there website. Im guessing with the GPS age thier maps have got more accurate, but there are a few places that have not been updated in the Orlando area.
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Well I just tried getting location inside my building and telenav can get a signal but mapquest cannot get a signal while inside my building. Not sure if that would make any difference though. I'm starting to like mapquest. Does mapquest find business and things like that too?
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That's odd. The software doesn't actually receive signals -- the GPS receiver does (which should be the same).
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Well I just tried getting location inside my building and telenav can get a signal but mapquest cannot get a signal while inside my building. Not sure if that would make any difference though. I'm starting to like mapquest. Does mapquest find business and things like that too?

Hope you didn't get lost that you needed directions.
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Mapquest is 30 days trial now? Not 90 days.
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I posted this on another thread - I have come to really like the Mapquest application, so much so that I have decided against going with telenav. Mapquest works in much of the same way the conventional GPS systems work, using stored map data (it has to download it prior to the start of your trip), so it limits the amount of internet use needed, saves battery and allows you to take incoming phone calls! Plus - its free!

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I just used Mapquest to go from NYC to up state NY - everything worked perfectly. I honestly don't think the GUI is that annoying. Perhaps I'm used to having to input every address line because I'm coming from using a TomTom Rider, where the GUI is similar. I'm also not that annoyed that the application doesn't synch to the address book. When I travel and need GPS services, its usually because I'm going to a new location that I'm not as familar with. Most of the people in my address book with addresses - I know exactly how to get there.

Also, while I was using Mapquest, I came to really appreciate it's load-first approach. It makes rerouting very fast (i missed one turn b/c of a freakin huge tractor trailer), and saves the amount of internet service required, which saves the battery (I think) and makes everything run faster, since the data is downloaded already. The voice prompts were very loud and clear - almost startled me a couple times as I got caught up listening to the radio.

However, it did make me wonder why the heck there isn't a way to download all the maps like all the other GPS units in the world!!! I hope BB opens up the memory card to applications - I saw today the huge potential the blackberry has as a fully functional GPS!

PS. On another note - I was driving with mapquest running and I successfully recieved 2 phone calls. I think the bb can receive phone calls b/c its not accessing the internet (since it downloaded the map before starting). Pretty cool - I thought I read some telenav users complaining about missing phone calls while using GPS.
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Mapquest works pretty well in my experience but I do like Telenav's ability to announce street names which Mapquest is lacking. In my experience, missed turns and rerouting is slower with Mapquest. It might have just been my specific routes but Telenav seemed to handle missed turns better by a significant margin. It is hard to beat Mapquest's pricing though...
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TeleNav works great and I can easily receive phonecalls while I am on it - so I'm not sure what problem people are referring to.
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I like both however I think telenav is alot easier to work with. Ontop of that it says street names, something mapquest lacks.

Does anyoen know what happens after the trial for mapquest is up? Do we have to go and purchase it or does it automatically renew....whats up?
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Both are releasing new versions in very short order.
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Good to hear. I also settled on Mapquest after trying out Mapquest, Telenav and wayfinder.

A must have feature from mapquest is the Overview Map which shows where you are in the whole trip, very handy, so you can make sure you are on the right track. Switching views with trackball is very convenient.
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My trial period for Mapquest Navigator has expired, it says "please contact customer support for more information" , has any one gotten this yet? Ive had it since they were giving out 90 day trials,apparently my time is up...

Any word on pricing?
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Has anybody gotten Mapquest Navigator to work with a Blueooth Puck?

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