1. supermum's Avatar
    Here is the link to Gizmodo that talks about TeleNav coming soon to an iPhone near you:
    GPS: TeleNav Confirms iPhone In-Car Navigation App

    While they note it will be an App and NOT a subscription service from AT&T, there are a couple apps online already that say, "19.99 for ONE YEAR." So, technically TeleNav could charge up to $99 for a year of service.

    Is it worth it to you at this "subscription" rate? If not, what would you be willing to pay? Yearly or once?
    07-10-2008 05:47 PM
  2. burnsaa's Avatar
    Well isnt TomTom like $100 just flat out so I dont think I would be paying $99 a year when I could just wait and buy the maps flat out. But on another note Thank god they are letting in turn by turn gps apps!
    07-10-2008 06:38 PM
  3. volsfan0911's Avatar
    There's no way they would pass up on that. I will give AT&T props for not crippling the GPS like Verizon does (thereby forcing you into VZNavigator) but yes, they'll be whoring TeleNav for $9.99 per month I'm sure. On the bright side, I currently have & use it on my BB8310 and it really is a great navigation service. Maps are as updated as they get, search function is good, and the routing & rerouting, even over EDGE, are practically real time. Very happy with it and I'll pay $10/month X 24 months = $240 total versus say my GF's Garmin Nuvi 260 which runs $220 off Amazon and then will require map updates @ $75 a pop over the next two years. I get a cell phone allowance so it's free via TeleNav and when you travel a lot for a living, trust me - one less thing to loose, carry, charge, etc. is a Godsend. If you're a frequent business traveler, you'll understand. I just want to get off the fuggin' cattle car, get my rental car (Avis First is sweet - they'll get to you sooner than you can pull the card all the way out with keys, a newspaper and what slot # your car is in), punch in the hotel I'm staying at, throw the phone on the dash and let it does it's thing. $6 iPod grippy mat works great for the blackberry currently - stays rolled up & in the briefcase for trips.
    07-10-2008 07:41 PM
  4. jamesus's Avatar
    Any idea/rumors as to where the maps will be held on the iPhone of downloaded as needed (like Sprint's TeleNav)?
    07-16-2008 02:08 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    I don't see what is wrong with the current google maps and gps on the phone already... Sure turn by turn would be nice but I've used the gps as is a few times and it's fine. Quick glance at the screen to see where you are going, etc... I'd never pay for turn by turn. Just my opinion.
    07-16-2008 04:48 PM
  6. whmurray's Avatar
    Needless to say, I would prefer TomTom but I will buy the TeleNav if, and only if, the maps are on the phone and permit advance planning.
    07-16-2008 05:29 PM
  7. whmurray's Avatar
    Here is the link to Gizmodo that talks about TeleNav coming soon to an iPhone near you:
    GPS: TeleNav Confirms iPhone In-Car Navigation App

    While they note it will be an App and NOT a subscription service from AT&T, there are a couple apps online already that say, "19.99 for ONE YEAR." So, technically TeleNav could charge up to $99 for a year of service.

    Is it worth it to you at this "subscription" rate? If not, what would you be willing to pay? Yearly or once?
    Once. I cannot tell you why but I prefer to pay once.
    07-16-2008 05:31 PM
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