1. alokeprasad's Avatar
    With the update, you get spoken street names, background operation, automatic re-routing ... along with map searches and the usual stuff.

    Why would anyone pay for the expensive PND apps?
    07-02-2010 07:27 PM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    Tom-Tom is a well known and proven turn by
    turn navigation company. So I understand
    why some may choose them over MapQuest.

    I rather be safe than sorry is the motto. When
    you pay for something (especially expensive
    products), you almost expect any issues you
    may have will get resolved ASAP vs. a free
    product, I would want them to, but would
    not pass it by them to take their time on an
    issue to get resolved/fixed.
    07-02-2010 07:32 PM
  3. alokeprasad's Avatar
    The major update for Mapquest was added just a few days ago. Like spoken street names, re-routing, background operations. I'll post back with how it does. Feature-wise, it is a very strong candidate for a free program.

    As for "free < paid" app, Google products are free (including nav on the Android platform) and better than most.
    07-02-2010 07:53 PM
  4. alokeprasad's Avatar
    Here are the downsides with this..

    The map is always 2-D
    It is always in the "north is up" mode.

    Other than that, the app worked great. The spoken turn directions with street names, background operation including re-routing .. all worked as advertised.

    It is worth a try for a free app.
    07-09-2010 09:19 AM
  5. MysticMoonstone's Avatar
    The ATT app was a nightmare and it's not free. It CONSTANTLY had to refresh and recalculate after it told us to make a turn. It was always confused.

    Mapquest 4 has yet to give a problem. Yet.
    07-11-2010 02:23 PM
  6. uhanrodric's Avatar
    The one thing I miss most about my Nexus One (Android) was the free native Navigation via Google Maps. (HINT HINT APPLE).
    07-11-2010 02:26 PM