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    I'm considering the $60 6-month Telenav package. Can those who have used it tell me whether the program ever disables calls from being received or made? Seems like a pretty good deal for 6 months if it all works together smoothly.

    cheers...
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    i330 (8/03), i500 (5/04), i600 (11/04), PPC6601 (12/04), Treo 650 (1/05), PPC6600 (10/05), PPC6700 (12/05), Treo 650 (6/06), PPC6700 (9/06), Treo 700wx (10/06)
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    I just came back from a trip using Telenav and don't seem to have missed any calls. I think the only time it uses the data service during a trip (at least a short in-town trip) is if it has to recalculate the route after missing a turn. Calls end your GPS session and there is no "resume trip" function. You just start over which is facilitated by their "Recent destinations" list.

    I have Sprint which always sends calls to voice mail when I'm using the data service.

    Jason
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    Thanks jasonsf. I'm really tempted to try this out. $60 is a good deal for the b/t receiver alone, much less 6 months of service. i may just get this before going on the family vacation in a couple weeks.
    Smartphone Evolution:
    i330 (8/03), i500 (5/04), i600 (11/04), PPC6601 (12/04), Treo 650 (1/05), PPC6600 (10/05), PPC6700 (12/05), Treo 650 (6/06), PPC6700 (9/06), Treo 700wx (10/06)
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    I just signed up for it, I should have my reciever day after tomorrow, I am looking forward to using it, I think it is a decent solution for the treo since all the mapping seams to be done on line and not in the phone, leaving mamory intact.
    Terry
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    I signed up for the promo a few weeks ago. It's pretty nice, but here are my misgivings thus far:
    1. there seems to be no way to use copy/paste and/or import an address into Telenav from the Treo's address book

    2. While relying on Telenav for driving directions, I've found myself reluctant to place calls when driving (even when stopped at a traffic light) because I'll "lose my place" with Telenav and then have to resync with the GPS and navigate back to get driving directions again. This is only an issue when driving in an unfamiliar place where one thinks that the next few turns may come up pretty soon.

    3. It's a nuisance not being able to even enter an address, much less use the GPS, when you're out of data-service-coverage

    4. The speaker is pretty quiet and precludes listening to the car stereo ... I haven't yet experimented with techniques to get louder sound from the Treo's speaker


    The great promo notwithstanding, I think that an application such as TomTom coupled with a big (2GB+) SD card is a better solution. That's where I'm headed when my 6-month promotion ends, unless there are fixes from Telenav for at least some of the above issues.
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    I placed most of those suggestions on their forum. I am using the Seidio 4500M cradle with the built-in speaker. While it does get the volume loud, I am getting a lot of distortion so I'm still trying to get that working properly. I'm surprised there is no volume setting in the application.

    There really should be "Resume last route" button on the main page. Rather than having to hit Navigate, then find your destination address again.

    And the fact that the application won't even load without data service is ridiculous. At the very least they could let you use the compass feature (which needs to be easier to read while driving.)

    Yes, lots of needed features, but for the price, it gets you where you are going. I don't think I will be continuing after the 6 months. I don't need directions often enough to make it worth it.

    Jason
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    What happens when you lose a data signal during the drive? Will it continue operating normally? It would seem like it would only need to connect online when you first begin the trip.
    Smartphone Evolution:
    i330 (8/03), i500 (5/04), i600 (11/04), PPC6601 (12/04), Treo 650 (1/05), PPC6600 (10/05), PPC6700 (12/05), Treo 650 (6/06), PPC6700 (9/06), Treo 700wx (10/06)
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    I never had it just quit on me so it must keep going. Not sure what would happen. I did lose GPS signal once and it asked if I wanted to switch to the written route summary since the moving map no longer worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldwearyeyes
    What happens when you lose a data signal during the drive? Will it continue operating normally? It would seem like it would only need to connect online when you first begin the trip.
    Telenav told me it will work for a while, and that's consistent with my experience. I suspect that it's only good for one or two turns after you lose your data signal ... definitely not the entire trip. And if you miss a turn while you're out of data-coverage, then you're probably SOL.
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    Does the b/t receiver come with a charger, or is it battery-operated only?
    Smartphone Evolution:
    i330 (8/03), i500 (5/04), i600 (11/04), PPC6601 (12/04), Treo 650 (1/05), PPC6600 (10/05), PPC6700 (12/05), Treo 650 (6/06), PPC6700 (9/06), Treo 700wx (10/06)
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    It comes with both a wall charger and a car charger for its rechargable battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jae_63
    It comes with both a wall charger and a car charger for its rechargable battery.
    awesome...I'm sold.
    Smartphone Evolution:
    i330 (8/03), i500 (5/04), i600 (11/04), PPC6601 (12/04), Treo 650 (1/05), PPC6600 (10/05), PPC6700 (12/05), Treo 650 (6/06), PPC6700 (9/06), Treo 700wx (10/06)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsf
    I never had it just quit on me so it must keep going. Not sure what would happen. I did lose GPS signal once and it asked if I wanted to switch to the written route summary since the moving map no longer worked.
    The other day I was going to a location, fortunatly I knew where I was going, anyway it did t just stop, and told me I was out of my data area, so I switched to Earthcomber maps and just kind of watched wyle I drove along.
    Terry

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