if Sprint CS has suggested that, they're just wrong.
Originally Posted by laingman
because if you try to self activate a Pre on the Sprint website, it WILL add the $10 smartphone service fee if you don't already have it.
My current comm board is active without the fee, and when I tried swapping to another board, it instantly added the fee to my list of services - which is why i cancelled the action and called Sprint customer service to make sure it didn't change my bill.
Sprint is using this change of GPS application provider, as an opportunity to toss on another "last straw" that will push some people to finally upgrade an old phone. they posture it as a service improvement, but it's obviously not if improved service requires buying a new phone.
i'll try installing Navit and if that doesn't work well enough, guess i'll dig up my old TomTom and see if it still works.
the sadder part of this for me, is not so much that Sprint is again kicking sand at their legacy Pre/Pixi users, but that our webOSnation developers are dwindling so alternative solutions may not be produced. i rely more on webOS developers for support than Sprint. (HP who?)