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    Is there any way to get the GPS to work even though I didn't pay Sprint the additional charge for it?
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    As long as you're in an area with a compatible cell signal you should be able to get the GPS started. It's assisted GPS, it needs to get system time from a cell signal, it can't start without it from a compatible cell signal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isaacl View Post
    Is there any way to get the GPS to work even though I didn't pay Sprint the additional charge for it?
    And don't let them talk you into a Gps Plan.

    The carriers try to sign people up for a Gps Plan, and you don't need one.

    Go get googlemaps or wls
    Just call me Berd.
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    Which GPS program is the best?
    And are there any advantages of the Sprint better data/GPS plan?
    Right now, I'm just on the regular plan.
    Thanks all!!
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    I think Garmin Mobile XT looks pretty good. About the only thing Sprint's GPS service (Telenav) can do that others can't, is that it announces actual street names to turn at. Garmin does have voice, but services like Google do not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isaacl View Post
    Which GPS program is the best?
    And are there any advantages of the Sprint better data/GPS plan?
    Right now, I'm just on the regular plan.
    Thanks all!!
    What does your plan include and for how much exactly Isaac? You maybe better off with it or better off with a simply everything plan. A simply everything includes Sprints own navigation software use instead of the monthly charge.

    If you are adapt at wmobile you can install one of several full fledged third party programs, which in the case of the 800w unfortunately will require still a tower signal, but not involve any charges or plan upgrades from sprint.
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    I have unlimited data.
    I would rather buy a decent GPS software, as I am happy with my current plan.
    Are there any comparisons of GPS software for Windows Mobile?
    I think I know the phone pretty well, and I already installed a few programs.
    Thanks to everybody for the help.
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    Garmin XT runs perfectly on the 800w.It finds a satellite lock in seconds. It does not require any hacks or priming like some of the other programs do.

    It is a little spendy though. If you are looking for something free Google Maps works pretty good.
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    How does the Garmin program compare to the Tomtom program?
    And I saw somewhere that people had problems with the Garmin progran on the 800w, that it sometimes lagged a bit.
    Has anyone had that?
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    Anybody with any overall recommendations?
    I am willing to spend more to get the best program...
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    Please...
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    I like TomTom7. The cursor is smooth scroll.

    Other cursor are jerky like iGuidance 4. I dont know about Garmin XT.
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    Has anybody used the newest version of Garmin or TomTom on the 800w?
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    Search around this forum a bit. There are many threads where people talk about using them on the 800w.
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    I tried...
    Didn't get too much info.
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    Read 'em both a few days ago.
    Both seem decent - that's my problem.
    I'm not sure which one will be better, especially on an 800w.
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    Also, each company has released a newer version since those reviews.
    I guess it's time for them to review the new version...
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    Isaacl - It seems you've done lots of review already and invested a lot of time in it. At this point, the only means for you to tell which you'll enjoy best is to try both yourself. Check and see what kind of money back policy they have, if you can try them for maybe 30 days. Try both and keep the one you like .
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    I guess I just have to try both.
    I just wish I knew a bit more before I went into it...
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