1. AdamMGregory's Avatar
    It's the only choice on the 8X, say it aint so.
    11-16-2012 03:50 PM
  2. fierywater's Avatar
    Well, Maps is on there. But unless Nokia makes Drive available on the Marketplace, you'l have to go with something like Navigon for turn-by-turn.
    11-16-2012 04:07 PM
  3. enderschosen's Avatar
    I believe Nokia Drive will be coming to all WP8 phones...just not sure when.
    11-16-2012 04:09 PM
  4. downstevedown's Avatar
    Maps is on there, but if you want turn by turn nav for your directions, VZ Navigator is the only choice that's pre-loaded.
    11-17-2012 05:52 AM
  5. Joelist's Avatar
    Either wait for Nokia Drive or get Navigon, which has locally stored maps.
    11-17-2012 06:27 AM
  6. GarrettSR5's Avatar
    Lame.
    11-17-2012 06:17 PM
  7. Agpe17's Avatar
    Navigon or VZ Nav? Which would you go? VZ Nav is supposedly very good...
    11-17-2012 06:53 PM
  8. lmatt05's Avatar
    Wait. The maps icon isn't on WP8 like it is on 7.5?
    I use local scout to find places and just tap get directions and it has turn by turn that has worked pretty well for me. Does anyone know why they would take it away?
    11-17-2012 07:04 PM
  9. jaethos's Avatar
    It gives directions just fine, but if you tap on the drive icon it makes you load an app. It's pretty stupid, they talked up their new improved maps and then went and made their turn by turn even dumber than before. To be fair, I haven't tried driving along a route I've gotten directions for, so I don't know how the maps app behaves when doing so.
    11-17-2012 10:34 PM
  10. migespy's Avatar
    I am coming from Android and it has been a huge change of pace going to no Google Maps; however, I made the choice willingly and I do not regret it. As much as I would like a solid native Navigation App I believe VZ navigator is the best solution for the time being. Right now there is a pretty deep discount of $2/month for the service, and that is after a 30 day trial. So try it free for 30 days if you hate it: drop it. If you like: keep it at $2/month. Until something free and better comes along I am sticking with VZ Navigator.

    https://products.verizonwireless.com...=fnd_navigator
    11-18-2012 12:04 AM
  11. Agpe17's Avatar
    I am coming from Android and it has been a huge change of pace going to no Google Maps; however, I made the choice willingly and I do not regret it. As much as I would like a solid native Navigation App I believe VZ navigator is the best solution for the time being. Right now there is a pretty deep discount of $2/month for the service, and that is after a 30 day trial. So try it free for 30 days if you hate it: drop it. If you like: keep it at $2/month. Until something free and better comes along I am sticking with VZ Navigator.

    https://products.verizonwireless.com...=fnd_navigator
    Didnt know about this promotion! I actually loved VZ NAV when I had it years ago, and it looks GREAT on Windows Phone. I took the deal! Its normally $10/mo., so this is a steal!
    11-18-2012 06:57 PM
  12. SLOPapa's Avatar
    Is it that WP8 no longer has turn-by-turn built in to the OS like on WP7 or is Verizon disabling the built-in functionality and requiring an additional $2/month to use their solution? Does Verizon do this with Android and iPhone?

    Either way, very, very disappointing and they should have mentioned this when I upgraded from my Trophy.
    11-26-2012 11:19 PM
  13. Brett Jackson's Avatar
    From what I have seen, it doesn't look like this is Verizon being greedy, but rather Microsoft simply not porting over the Bing Voice/Turn by Turn to WP8. I am very dissapointed right now, simply because when they were first announcing maps and nav features for WP8, they said that Bing was being replaced with Nokia Maps/Nav. I would have been fine with that, if it didn't turn into an exclusive feature, even if it is eventually 'coming to all devices', which we have yet to see happen. If they couldn't deliver on their promise to bring Nokia Maps/Nav as a replacement for Bing for release, they should have either added Bing back in for the time bing, or made sure to let users know, "Hey, we didn't actually bring this feature to all of our devices, and btw, for integrated navigation, you need to pay VZ an extra $2 a month.
    11-27-2012 12:15 PM
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