12-20-2012 12:55 PM
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  1. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Verizon is another money hungry corporation. They have their own Verizon Navigation that is preinstalled in the 8x. You have to pay monthly for it and I believe Apple IOS maps is probably better than that and we know how bad Apple Maps is
    Aha... so they're not on Valium but on Cocaine... Oh well...
    12-19-2012 09:37 AM
  2. daverath's Avatar
    Verizon navigation is very good. It was pretty bad at first, but has been updated twice in the past month and fixed almost all the bugs. It's WAY better than what we had with WP7/7.5. I don't use transit, but for actual car directions it is much better than anything else available for us. I prefer it quite a bit to Nokia Drive as well because of the interface and features.

    People need to try using it before calling it crap. I'm getting sick of seeing so many posts of how bad it is from people who I'm sure haven't used it since the last two updates.
    12-19-2012 05:31 PM
  3. dragonboats's Avatar
    If you live in the United States, try "Navigation" by GPS Tuner. It has voice turn-by-turn, and works great. It find locations faster than my dedicated Garmin GPS, and recalculated faster too. You can try it for free, or pay the $5. It's much better than paying a monthly fee or paying $30-$50. Frankly, this is one of the best apps I've purchased in any category. :)

    The downloadable maps that come free/standard on the HTC 8x sounds cool, especially if you go somewhere with limited cell coverage or travel to Canada. And hopefully once Drive+ is out of beta, it will be available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. This way, HTC doesn't have to license anything since the user will get to make that choice. And if you want the old Bing Maps, there's a few apps in the marketplace that will open Bing maps with turn-by-turn (no voice).

    Bottom line, voice turn-by-turn navigation functionality does indeed currently exist for all Windows Phone users. So that fact should not deter anyone from buying a Windows Phone.
    12-19-2012 08:13 PM
  4. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    I spoke to a tech from HTC and they will not push the Nokia Drive for us HTC 8X users. They will come out with HTC Locations for WP8 but even if you already bought it for WP7.5, the tech wasn't clear I'd you had to re-purchase or an extra fee.
    12-19-2012 08:21 PM
  5. explosive0's Avatar
    Verizon navigation is very good. It was pretty bad at first, but has been updated twice in the past month and fixed almost all the bugs. It's WAY better than what we had with WP7/7.5. I don't use transit, but for actual car directions it is much better than anything else available for us. I prefer it quite a bit to Nokia Drive as well because of the interface and features.

    People need to try using it before calling it crap. I'm getting sick of seeing so many posts of how bad it is from people who I'm sure haven't used it since the last two updates.
    I'm really hoping this is some sort of troll. You think it's OK for MS to promise something and not come through with it? And you somehow think it's a good idea to pay a monthly subscription to Verizon for something that could be gotten for free on other platforms?
    12-19-2012 11:38 PM
  6. soaringthor's Avatar
    I'm really hoping this is some sort of troll. You think it's OK for MS to promise something and not come through with it? And you somehow think it's a good idea to pay a monthly subscription to Verizon for something that could be gotten for free on other platforms?
    What did MS promise?
    12-20-2012 11:36 AM
  7. jeffbarge's Avatar
    I know this doesn't help those who want all of the features offered by Nokia Drive and Drive+, but I've been working on a simple app that offers voice guidance - telling you where to turn. It makes use of the downloadable maps and such. I'm hoping to release a beta in the next 2 to 3 weeks. If you'd like to be included in the beta, PM me with the email address you use for the WP store.
    12-20-2012 12:39 PM
  8. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    I know this doesn't help those who want all of the features offered by Nokia Drive and Drive+, but I've been working on a simple app that offers voice guidance - telling you where to turn. It makes use of the downloadable maps and such. I'm hoping to release a beta in the next 2 to 3 weeks. If you'd like to be included in the beta, PM me with the email address you use for the WP store.

    Hi! I've just PM you concerning your Beta app... Thanks for working on that!!!!
    12-20-2012 12:55 PM
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