AT&T Navigator available in iTunes Store

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  1. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    3 yrs of ATT's navigation = $360
    3 yrs of Navigon = $69 (or now $89)

    I know what I chose....
     
  4. Drewsky87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok, nevermind then. I never realized it until I got an email about it today. And yeah, it deffinately seems lime a rip off.
     
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    Did you really search, or did you just say that you searched? =)

    I mean a titles only search had at least a dozen hits.
     
  6. Drewsky87 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yup...

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  7. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    A tried it the day it was released a few months ago and cancelled it two hours later. It's only as good as the cell phone service in the are you are in. No service, no GPS with this app.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A400 Safari/528.16)

    Except you pay ~$100 a year for map updates, which are free with AT&T's app. And if you're not using the app for a month or more, cancel and save money, only pay when you need it. For many people, the AT&T solution is far cheaper in the long run.
     
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    You're making things up to justify your purchase. Neither Navigon nor TomTom has said how much map updates will cost. Further, it's illogical to think they'd cost more than the apps themselves. Thanks for playing.
     
  10. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    You don't know how much updates will be, and, you don't have to pay for the updates if you don't want to.
     
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    How much will it cost for map updates for Navigon per year? I think it's only fair to include this in the total cost.
     
  12. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    a) no one knows how much they will be
    b) no its not, as you do not need to buy the map updates

    yes navigator has the updates included, but it also requires a data connection to download the maps, which is not always possible due to no signal
     
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    Who cares? I'm fine with spending $89 every 3 yrs or so for the "newer" version of Navigon, etc. By that time, the apps with full maps may even be around $50, who knows.

    It's not like roads pop up overnight. People get all in a tizzy about needing to have the absolute hot off the press version of maps. Most of the time, the older maps do just fine. Update every couple of years and you'll be just fine.

    Whatever the case, buying the full version of an iPhone GPS program every few years will always be more cost effective than paying $9.99/month forever.
     
  14. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Even if you buy map updates for $100 per year, it will still be cheaper. And I will be less then $100. $10x12= 120 So now your saving $20 a year. On the condition the maps are overpriced. Also this solution works with no signal. No matter how you swing it buying the navigon app is cheaper.
     
  15. Randman macrumors 65816

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    I used the AT&T service for a month then switched to Navigon. I found Navigon so much better.

    I reviewed both for my newspaper here and here.
     
  16. Tunnelrunner macrumors regular

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    It isn't even the cost of the apps that's an issue for me; I've just never been THAT impressed with Navigon's service. Still too many issues, even after the upgrade. The only 2 GPS apps I stick with are AT&T and TomTom.
     

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