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# 21782 6-May-2008 19:12
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Hi,

Received this at work, it was announced at the Sales conference and is now live. I've downloaded it and have had a play and it works really well. The point was made at the conference that the $10 fee includes any data that Compass downloads.

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We are very pleased to announce that
Vodafone Compass has now launched and is available for download onto your BlackBerry Curve 8310 GPS handset. This is a application providing location based services:

1. Turn-by-turn spoken word and , on-screen navigation instructions for walking or driving - a baby Navman if you will
2. Ability to search for a range of Points Of Interest such as airports, ATM's, banks, Dept stores etc etc. - then bring up their map location

3. Compass can send a TXT message of a location you want to meet someone at and if they also have Compass then it will pop up on their handset

4. Auto-update: notifies user when there is a new version available which they then click to download and replace the old version.

It will cost customers $10.00 per month recurring subscription or $2.50 for 24 hours use with no additional data charges, charged via Vlive! Simple!

Introductory Offer: anyone who downloads Compass before July 31st onto their BlackBerry GPS handset will get FREE use until October 31st. For more details visit: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/services/compass.jsp, or just go straight to http://go.live/compass with the Vlive browser on your 8310 Curve.


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# 128891 6-May-2008 19:17
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Vodafone compass does work very well.

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  # 129630 9-May-2008 11:56
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Hay this service sounds cool.

Does one need to be on BIS or BES plan to be able to use this service or just a basic data plan will allow customers to use it?

Cheers,
Nisch

 
 
 
 


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  # 129645 9-May-2008 12:41
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nisch: Hay this service sounds cool.

Does one need to be on BIS or BES plan to be able to use this service or just a basic data plan will allow customers to use it?

Cheers,
Nisch


Yes BES or BIS

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  # 129653 9-May-2008 12:58
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Gee I kinda regret giving my Curve away now, would have been nice to have a play with this technology

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  # 129662 9-May-2008 13:36
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Any plans for this to be available for non-Blackberry GPS-equipped devices?




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  # 129663 9-May-2008 13:38
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NZtechfreak: Any plans for this to be available for non-Blackberry GPS-equipped devices?


No plans that I am aware of!

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  # 129668 9-May-2008 14:07
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NZtechfreak: Any plans for this to be available for non-Blackberry GPS-equipped devices?

From the Vodafone website


Which handsets can I use Compass on?

  • From May 1st Compass is available on the BlackBerry 8310 Curve and then from May 15th on the new BlackBerry 8110 GPS Pearl.
  • From July Compass will become available on handsets from other vendors

 
 
 
 


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  # 129670 9-May-2008 14:23
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Hmmn, nice, will be interested to see what its like.




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# 129671 9-May-2008 14:29
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Madmax77:
NZtechfreak: Any plans for this to be available for non-Blackberry GPS-equipped devices?

From the Vodafone website


Which handsets can I use Compass on?

  • From May 1st Compass is available on the BlackBerry 8310 Curve and then from May 15th on the new BlackBerry 8110 GPS Pearl.
  • From July Compass will become available on handsets from other vendors


Good stuff!

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