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MacBytes
Nov 3, 2008, 09:53 AM
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Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: Consumers willing to pay for mobile navigation services (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20081103105347)
Description:: Are you ready, willing and able to pay for mobile navigation services? A new study by the Strategy Analytics Wireless Media Lab service thinks you are.

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sfh
Nov 3, 2008, 10:12 AM
yet another way for ATT to get into our pockets. ... It should be free of monthly charges... I don't mind paying a one time software fee

bigandy
Nov 3, 2008, 10:27 AM
I'd pay a one off charge for TomTom, but there ain't no chance I'm subscribing to the Nokia model of subscription based GPS stuff.

I'd rather bring my old WM5 phone back to life, buy a BT GPS dongle and use that than pay someone monthly.

Grr.

jlanuez
Nov 3, 2008, 11:46 AM
I'd pay a one off charge for TomTom, but there ain't no chance I'm subscribing to the Nokia model of subscription based GPS stuff.

I'd rather bring my old WM5 phone back to life, buy a BT GPS dongle and use that than pay someone monthly.

Grr.


I agree that I'd pay for a TomTom like software for my iPhone but will NEVER pay AT&T anymore than the $165 unlimited plan (x 2 phones!) per month I am paying now.

MacsRgr8
Nov 3, 2008, 03:32 PM
Yep.. waiting for TomTom here too....

GoCubsGo
Nov 3, 2008, 03:35 PM
I'd pay a one off charge for TomTom, but there ain't no chance I'm subscribing to the Nokia model of subscription based GPS stuff.

I'd rather bring my old WM5 phone back to life, buy a BT GPS dongle and use that than pay someone monthly.

Grr.I agree. I ****ing hate it when people start changing their minds like this. Moronic bastards.

Demosthenes X
Nov 3, 2008, 04:10 PM
yet another way for ATT to get into our pockets. ... It should be free of monthly charges... I don't mind paying a one time software fee

I agree. A Garmin or TomTom software package would be perfect. If not, a portable GPS unit can be had for well under $200, and I'd go that route over a subscription-based GPS service.

mkrishnan
Nov 3, 2008, 04:13 PM
I'm always skeptical of these willingness to pay market research surveys. How often do they actually pan out? People filling out surveys, asked in the abstract to pay for all kinds of things, seem to say all kinds of things. Willingness to pay for subscription model music, for instance, I am pretty sure was established by at least one major marketing house, but look how well that went over.

Ish
Nov 4, 2008, 03:35 AM
Same here. I'd be happy to pay outright for TomTom on my mobile but I'm not going to pay monthly for it, or any other. I'd rather take my existing TomTom even if it is a bit bulky. I don't know the reason why you can buy a separate GPS outright but have to pay monthly for the same thing when it's on a phone.