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    Has anyone tried this program for their treo. I tried a search and came up with nothing.

    It is a traffic monitoring program, that uses your data connection and has a separate monthly fee


    here is the link

    http://www.palm.com/us/software/traffic/index.html

    Any feedback would be helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceblink1975
    Has anyone tried this program for their treo. I tried a search and came up with nothing.

    It is a traffic monitoring program, that uses your data connection and has a separate monthly fee


    here is the link

    http://www.palm.com/us/software/traffic/index.html

    Any feedback would be helpful
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    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=91682

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    I've been using it for about a week and a half in metro Atlanta. I'm still in the two week free trial period, but today's experience with it confirmed that I won't be paying for the "service" and I'm about to delete it from my Treo 650.

    It LOOKS pretty cool. You can refresh the data as often as you want to. For me, it shows the main traffic routes in metro Atlanta, with little flashing dots of various colors that show where flow is restricted or where accidents are.

    (By the way - the maps in "Traffic" are NOT detailed, and it is no help whatsoever in finding alternate routes; it's in no way a substitute for GPS, even if the traffic data is up-to-the-minute - which it isn't, and I'll talk about that next).

    The deal-breaker problem is that when I've compared its readings to either the radio traffic reports or my own current traffic situation, it seems to be at least 20-30 min behind the current situation.

    I just used it this evening, coming home from work. Before I left, I could see that approximately the first one-third of the interstate route I would take home, was backed up. But it showed no accidents at all, and free-flowing traffic once I got about one-third of the way. I decided to take the interstate instead of an alternate route, based on its reading, partly to see how accurate it was.

    Once I pulled onto the interstate, I found the expected slow-moving traffic. But the radio traffic guys were reporting an accident 'way down the interstate (past where I would be getting off) and traffic slowdowns all along my route. I glanced at my Treo; the Traffic software still had the same NOT-up-to-date reading. The traffic continued inching along, my entire route along the interstate instead of one-third of the way. As I exited the interstate 40 min. later, stopped at a light and glanced at the Treo again, the Traffic program still didn't show any accidents and didn't show how extensive the slowdown was.

    So for me, the program is useless. I am curious to know how it gets its data and why it's so far behind. Perhaps the data are more current in other metro areas covered, or perhaps it will improve as time goes by. The two-week free trial should let you know that.

    If the data were current, then it would be useful in letting you know what areas to avoid. You'd still need a map book or knowledge of alternate routes.
    But since for metro Atlanta, at this point the data aren't current enough, it's just cute, and I'm deleting it.

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