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  Reply # 738658 30-Dec-2012 18:34
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some people find such "work-around" ways cheating or illegal, and it's fine. it's a personal choice, whatever works for you.

I'm quite sure they are happy that I did this, because I ended up paying for that safety package and I would never purchase the $99 GPS application.

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  Reply # 738692 30-Dec-2012 19:56
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It's different. Pretty sure that if you read the licensing agreement it will state that you should not reasonably circumvent the copy protection, nor the regional restrictions they (or perhaps other governing bodies have placed, and downloading like that would certainly fall outside of that. 

Amazon do not sell electronics, because they cannot guarantee that each item will fall inside the legal requirements for resale of electrical items in NZ, including having a suitably rated power supply etc. Also they don't provide warranty on internationally shipped items, so they opt not to sell at all. If you use youshop, then YOU are bearing 100% of the responsibility for ensuring that devices legality for use in NZ.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 738696 30-Dec-2012 20:26
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networkn:
menabassily: You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)


Strictly speaking that is not legal nor official. Anytime when you are circumventing a region lock,,,,,


There's nothing illegal in breaking region locks. Actually you're allowed to in New Zealand.





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  Reply # 738698 30-Dec-2012 20:27
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Back on topic.

TomTom for Android or CoPilot. Both have offline voice navigation and are available in New Zealand.





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  Reply # 738728 30-Dec-2012 22:29
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Has anyone tried OsmAnd?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm5ldC5vc21hbmQiXQ..

It uses Open Street Maps, pro version is only $8 and it has some pretty good ratings. I might look at it if I go overseas ever again. Not at that Raro needs a street map.... ;-)




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  Reply # 738788 31-Dec-2012 09:24
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menabassily: You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)


I'm assuming this free Navigon is for Samsung devices only?

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  Reply # 738815 31-Dec-2012 10:35
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Jizah:
menabassily: You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)


I'm assuming this free Navigon is for Samsung devices only?


That's true, it's free from the "Samsung App store" for free to Australian clients. It contains lifetime support and map updates for both AU and NZ maps. 

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  Reply # 738816 31-Dec-2012 10:36
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freitasm:
networkn:
menabassily: You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)


Strictly speaking that is not legal nor official. Anytime when you are circumventing a region lock,,,,,


There's nothing illegal in breaking region locks. Actually you're allowed to in New Zealand.



Thanks for that Freitasm. Good to know.

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  Reply # 739998 4-Jan-2013 08:30
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Not sure how relevant this thread is, as the OP may have already decided. But for those looking for an alternative I use NDrive and have found it to be very reliable. Has offline and map pack for NZ includes AUS, not bad for under $50.

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