BlackBerry Forums Support Community
              

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
arej00dazed
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Model: 8130
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 71
Default free GPS?

Please Login to Remove!

I have an 8130 pearl on the Verizon network. As you all know, Verizon offers GPS (Navigator) for $9.99/mon or $3.99 for 24hrs. Id luv to have GPS capabilities on my phone, but I wouldnt use it enough to justify the price of either option. Is there a way I can use GPS on my phone for basically free?
Offline  
Old 08-17-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
RHS
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: none
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikeypants View Post
The only options you have on Verizon are to subscribe for VZNav or buy a GPS puck (one-time cost.)
Isn't another option to use Google GPS which is free and have a data plan for your phone?
Offline  
Old 08-17-2008, 08:46 PM   #3
Bobber
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: verizon
Posts: 10
Default

If 1700m , or 5000m triangulation area approximate locations are adequate for you - fine. You can use the map, directions and search features. I have Verizon to, so just buy a freedom gps keychain/ or other puck for a one time cost ($65.00) and be done with it.
Offline  
Old 08-18-2008, 11:49 PM   #4
funkym
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Model: 8320
Carrier: HK CSL
Posts: 505
Default

I would not stick Verizon
Offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 06:25 AM   #5
arej00dazed
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Model: 8130
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 71
Default

^^^its better than most other carriers in my area!
Offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 09:00 AM   #6
takeshi
BlackBerry Mensa
 
takeshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston
Model: 8310
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 7,741
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
If 1700m , or 5000m triangulation area approximate locations are adequate for you - fine.
...and that's a big problem with triangulation IMO. In downtown Houston, triangulation tells me I could be anywhere in the downtown area (pretty useless). It gets even worse as tower density drops off. In the country you can be off by an entire town or worse.
Offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 09:09 AM   #7
FgCrump
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
FgCrump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North Carolina
Model: 8130
Carrier: alltel
Posts: 27
Default

I had verizon and bought a Holux m1000 puck, about the size of a match box and used Amaze and Nav4all GPS software. Both are free and worked great. Nav4all is a little quicker to load and give directions, Amaze has a few more features and MIGHT have a little more detail for larger cities and suburbs. Neither is very good at detail in the country. For instance I can see on the map a road that will get me directly to my destination, but the software routes me around out of the way by a mile. Sometimes in the city it does the same. routing me a block or 3 out of the way. Both have inaccuracies as I'm sure the standalone GPS devices do, since most use the same underlying maps.
Offline  
Old 08-19-2008, 08:41 PM   #8
Soapm
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Soapm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Mile Hi City
Model: 9900
OS: 7.0
Carrier: TMO
Posts: 2,794
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FgCrump View Post
I had verizon and bought a Holux m1000 puck, about the size of a match box and used Amaze and Nav4all GPS software. Both are free and worked great. Nav4all is a little quicker to load and give directions, Amaze has a few more features and MIGHT have a little more detail for larger cities and suburbs. Neither is very good at detail in the country. For instance I can see on the map a road that will get me directly to my destination, but the software routes me around out of the way by a mile. Sometimes in the city it does the same. routing me a block or 3 out of the way. Both have inaccuracies as I'm sure the standalone GPS devices do, since most use the same underlying maps.
I've noticed this about most of the GPS apps, they seem to want you to travel the main roads and blvd's but I take smaller ave because less traffic is generally faster moving.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

10 x CY7C185 RAM 15PC / 35PC 28pin IC replaces Tmm2063P-70
$23.23
10 x CY7C185 RAM 15PC / 35PC 28pin IC replaces Tmm2063P-70 pictureNORTEL MERIDIAN NTRH31AAE5 RLSE02 CP-PM MODULE 1G RAM 80G HARD DRIVE / T7-E17
$100.0
NORTEL MERIDIAN NTRH31AAE5 RLSE02 CP-PM MODULE 1G RAM 80G HARD DRIVE /    T7-E17 pictureSMI 1mb Ram Card HP 48gx Calculator Data Collector Topcon EDM TDS
$149.99
SMI 1mb Ram Card HP 48gx Calculator Data Collector Topcon EDM TDS pictureNORTEL MERIDIAN NTDW61BAE5 RLSE03 CP-PM MODULE 1G RAM T7-E17
$80.0
NORTEL MERIDIAN NTDW61BAE5 RLSE03 CP-PM MODULE 1G RAM       T7-E17 pictureNFL Team Surgical Face Masks
$8.0
NFL Team Surgical Face Masks picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.