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  1. radio2's Avatar
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    I am considering buying a Nokia 720. But I want to be sure the turn-by-turn navigation will be good for driving all around Europe through many countries.

    Can anyone tell me how good the included navigation is? Is it inferior to 3rd party options I might want to consider? Are there any issues with it only working in the country where your SIM is from or anything like that?

    thanks for you help
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    maybe this link can help you, check the user comments Review: Nokia Lumia 920 Nokia

    and the post is from Dec last year, so expect a lot of improvements when using the current version.
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    You'll want to note the different between Drive and Drive+. Main difference between map availability/licensing. Basically the standard version will only allow a map for your home country/region, while + will give you access to all country maps available.
    Why Lumia 720 & 520 do not come with Here Drive +
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    Do I have it correct that maps on the 720 will work anywhere, but Drive will only work in the country that my SIM is from?

    If so, will it be possible to buy Drive+ so that I can use turn-by-turn directions in any country?

    I'm surprised Drive doesn't at least work across the EU. It sure would be annoying to, for example, live in Monaco with only Drive.
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    DRIVE BETA: Only Sim country navigation turn by turn...
    DRIVE + BETA: Worldwide navigation turn by turn.

    Thats the biggest difference... Nokia said DRIVE + will be available someday to be buy, but until today no news...
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    The Beta is a free download though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by radio2 View Post
    The Beta is a free download though?
    Yes, but only for compatible phones. HERE Drive + Beta will not download or install on a Lumia 720 - in fact it won't even show up in the store for this device.
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    Great. So there is no way for me to get car navigation in Europe except for in one country? I want to drive through about 8 countries. It's not going to be feasible to stop and buy a new SIM every time I cross a border (for example, I will not always be driving at times that stores are open).
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    Best Solution, get a Cheap No carrier Lumia 620, and use it as a GPS across the world, then put on sale and done!

    Regards!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by radio2 View Post
    Great. So there is no way for me to get car navigation in Europe except for in one country? I want to drive through about 8 countries. It's not going to be feasible to stop and buy a new SIM every time I cross a border (for example, I will not always be driving at times that stores are open).
    Even buying a new sim won't work unless you factory reset you phone each time. I believe Nokia Drive is locked to the country of the sim that's installed when you first run it.

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