A question for those more technically advanced than me!! I'm thinking of upgrading my phone and was tempted by having Sat Nav thing, which I think is called GPS?? Just wondered if anyone has this and how it works - ie do you need to buy any additional software or does it cost you extra to use it? Or do you have to be on a special sort of tarriff? And... is it any good? Thanks for any advice!
I have a Nokia N95 which has built in sat-nav. All the software is pre loaded and it is free to view the maps and plan a route but the voice guidance requires a subscription of £50 per year. AFAIK you don't need any sort of tarrif and I would imagine that you would get the same features on PAYG, though it sometimes gets data by GPRS so there may be a cost involved there.
The mapping is quite clear, easy to use and much like a proper sat-nav. The main problem I have found though is getting a GPS signal can sometimes be very difficult, especially in bad weather.
There is a new phone out, the N96, which I don't know much about but would assume it has the same sort of thing.