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Old 15th December 2009, 16:27   #361
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Nairsab, by the time you get a replacement of the device, you will be familiar with all the major routes, so try for a refund than anything else. We can spend that money on a decent ICE.
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Old 15th December 2009, 16:37   #362
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Nairsab, by the time you get a replacement of the device, you will be familiar with all the major routes, so try for a refund than anything else. We can spend that money on a decent ICE.
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Yes, I know - even refund also will take time.
Prior to that they may try to repair it. MMI willing to replace the LCD screen for which the expense will be around Rs.3500/-. So, I think they will try for this repair instead of refunding. Refund will be more easy if the parcel not recieved within the time limit or not recieved at all. Here the acknowledgement slip of speed post signed by me is already with the seller. So straightaway refund may not be that easy and quick?.
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Old 16th December 2009, 21:39   #363
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Official Garmin India Map for download at 99.99 USD. I think it is a Navteq map. Refer my post: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1637043-post71.html

In comparison, MMI map at INR 7K looks way too much.

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Old 16th December 2009, 22:34   #364
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These Maps are from Navteq.

It covers smaller number of cities, but accuracy is FAR batter than Mapmyindia or Satguide.
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Looking at the online map at NAVTEQ Maps and Traffic, the coverage seems spectacularly unimpressive. Chennai coverage stops at a line drawn through Tambaram. Not even the East Coast Road is shown. Whilst it hardly needs GPS to find it, I can imagine a visitor to the area not being very impressed by getting no help driving to Mahabs!

In this highly confusing market, where I am nowhere near making a decision, at least I've now eliminated one company from my list! Apart from the size of the screen, It looks like I might just as well stick to my Nokia phone, with its free maps, than end up with this Navteq stuff.
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Old 17th December 2009, 01:45   #366
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Nokia is owner of Naqteq. In next few days, Nokia maps is going to be updated to latest version of Navteq Maps.


So, if you have a Nokia phone, no need to buy maps frm Navteq.
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My Nokia phone gets me unlost, when I've taken a few wrong turnings and lost sense of direction, in Chennai --- but it is a case of putting on the reading glasses and squinting at it!

My wish is for something with as big a screen as possible that I can see while driving.

I say "wish", desire would be a better word: GPS has been on the Want-one list for years, but not quite on the buy-one-now list.
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Yes, turn by turn directions is a paid feature in Nokia. With that, I don't need to look at screen most of times.

With newer phones, that have 3 inch screens (nokia 5800) this problem has reduced to some extent.
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Yes, turn by turn directions is a paid feature in Nokia. With that, I don't need to look at screen most of times.

With newer phones, that have 3 inch screens (nokia 5800) this problem has reduced to some extent.
I was using HTC touch with MMI before, and its visibility was as good as any GPS devices if not better.
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what was the screen size of that phone?
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The screen is clear on my N-82, just not big enough.

Anyone who needs reading glasses cannot see the screen at a glance. Even with digital cameras, I use one with viewfinder, as I find that much more comfortable than the LCD display. I think that my GPS, if and when, will have to be four inches or more.
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I was using HTC touch with MMI before, and its visibility was as good as any GPS devices if not better.
Same here used MMI, Garmin etc on a HTC HD and a HTC Diamond without any problems.
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Hi,

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what was the screen size of that phone?
Mine is a HTC P3400i. The screen size is 3 inhes diagonal.

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Hi Friends,

To day I could find the Navigation in my E75 with BSNL 3 G connection. Yes I understand that it consumes much battery. Another big question is Do the service provoder (I meanwhether BSNL )will bill for GPS? Can anyone clarify me this. If they bill I want to give up. Any locking facility for GPS.,
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There is no bill from BSNL, unless you are using Google maps that needs to stay online for navigation.

Packages like Nokia Maps, Garmin, Satguide, MapmyIndia do not require online connectivity. You might be charged up to 1 rupee while starting the GPS since that uses online connectivity (if available) to speed up initial fix.
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