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Topic # 75454 18-Jan-2011 15:03 Send private message

I can't seem to find the Get Directions functionality from my Samsung Focus running WP7.
According to what I've read, there should be a button the Bing Maps called Get Directions. I don't have it.

Is this because I imported a US phone branded by AT&T (with their bundled Turn by turn navigator product which doesn't work in NZ?)

Or is this a shortcoming of WP7 in New Zealand? 

Keen to hear from anyone who can enlighten me. 

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  Reply # 428469 18-Jan-2011 15:30 Send private message

change your browser and region settings to USA. reboot. magic.






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  Reply # 428498 18-Jan-2011 16:11 Send private message

billgates: change your browser and region settings to USA. reboot. magic.


Magic indeed. In fact, I didn't need to reboot either, the button showed up immediately.
Awesome stuff, thank you for your help!

(Why MS would hide this for NZ browser settings is beyond me..) 

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  Reply # 428525 18-Jan-2011 17:45 Send private message

I have put up articles about enabling Maps/Directions and also the Zune Pass when outside the U.S. at WindowsPhoneNZ.com in the 'How To' section: http://windowsphonenz.com/wp7/category/how-to

For anyone who trys out the Zune Pass I would be interested to hear your feedback. There's a possibility the Zune Pass access is getting locked down further.




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