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Registered: ‎10-11-2008
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Is there a cost for using GPS on the Bold

New user.  Can you use this function free as it is on the Menu or is there something I should be aware of. Thanks in advance.
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Registered: ‎09-17-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9000
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Is there a cost for using GPS on the Bold

There is no cost to use Blackberry Maps, or Google Maps (if you choose to install it).

 

 I believe if you wish to have voice communications (Turn left at ___, etc), then you will have to subscribe to some kind of Navigation plan (like TeleNav I believe).

 

Both Blackberry Maps and Google Maps will work with the built in GPS, and will show your location/map directions for you. Blackberry Maps will even track you as you move - just no voice directions.

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Is there a cost for using GPS on the Bold

Agreed--and Google Maps is currently the better of the two, I think, with street views and walking directions as well as driving.

 

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Re: Is there a cost for using GPS on the Bold

Aren't there any data charges or activity. If so, any idea amount of data used for a given run?