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Topic # 68220 17-Sep-2010 05:28
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Hi all, im using galaxy S 16gb purchased from ebay oz. love the phone to bits, but so far has failed to use google navigator and get an error messaged "google maps navigation is no yet available in this location". I'm currently located in New Plymouth city. I wonder if anyone else has a successful experience with google nav here? please share your experience.

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  Reply # 381003 17-Sep-2010 07:36
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No, only currently available in the US. Google "Brut Maps" to learn more about world wide navigation.

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  Reply # 381004 17-Sep-2010 07:38
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found out about brut map before your post. installed and tried. working okay:-) cheers!


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  Reply # 381005 17-Sep-2010 07:40
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Brut maps works really well now. I would say google navigation can't be too far away from being released. Just watch the data use if you are not on a data plan as brut maps (a mod of google maps) uses data on the fly.



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  Reply # 381007 17-Sep-2010 07:50
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just a thought: would download direction by wifi before i leave home save a bit of data usage?

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  Reply # 381030 17-Sep-2010 08:18
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momoslover: just a thought: would download direction by wifi before i leave home save a bit of data usage?

Worth a try. 

Also...for $40/month you can go on the Smart 1 plan with Vodafone and get access to the 3GB / month indefinite promo.

It takes serious trying to even get *close* to 3GB in a month if you use wifi at home. That restricts your data usage to when you're out...and when you're out you're not usually messing with your phone enough to eat much data. 

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  Reply # 381068 17-Sep-2010 09:24
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o.......... sounds like a bargain. i'm using telecom's XT mobile prepaid plan: 4gb/month for $60 for my laptop internet surfing when i can't get wifi. im on the $10 for 100mb/mth plan with vodafone for my galaxy s. i'll see how much data im using and decide if i want to upgrade.

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