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    Default Verizon Navigator

    Does anyone use it?
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    Can't imagine it's anything other than an enormous waste of money.
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    I used it on my Blackberry, years ago, because it was all there was. When I switched to my first Android phone I didn't know any better so I kept the $10/month going. The first week I discovered how much better the free Google navigation was and I was extremely pissed that Verizon was being so dishonest. I only wasted a few cents because I turned off VZ Navigator that day but I still bothers me that they continue to rip off Android customers who don't know better. It's not like they can't make enough money honestly.
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    I opened this thing up to see what it was, and I agreed to the "terms of service." That won't make it start charging me, will it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaroad View Post
    I opened this thing up to see what it was, and I agreed to the "terms of service." That won't make it start charging me, will it?
    Not sure. Just verify your features online to see if it's checked. If it is just remove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pblakk View Post
    Not sure. Just verify your features online to see if it's checked. If it is just remove it.

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    I can confirm it didn't add it to my account. Thanks, haha.
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    Verizon Navigator can navigate itself to the trash...along with all its other Verizon App buddies.
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    VZ Nav is crap. Not sure why you'd want anything else other than
    GOOGLE Navigation. Works awesome and it's free!

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    Default Re: Verizon Navigator

    I did not mean to start an uprising, but from the sound of things...disable Verizon Navigator. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pblakk View Post
    Not sure. Just verify your features online to see if it's checked. If it is just remove it.

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    Once you download you are billed

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    sent from either my Samsung Galaxy Note2 or my
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude526 View Post
    Once you download you are billed

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    Not sure what you mean. The app is free, and is preinstalled bloatware. To use it you have to enable the $10/month feature in your account, which you would normally do online or using the Verizon myAccount app. If you don't explicitly turn it on, the app won't work and you won't get billed. It's also one of those features you can turn on and off at will, so for 33 cents you can turn it on for a day and see how sucky VZ Navigator is for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoover View Post
    Not sure what you mean. The app is free, and is preinstalled bloatware. To use it you have to enable the $10/month feature in your account, which you would normally do online or using the Verizon myAccount app. If you don't explicitly turn it on, the app won't work and you won't get billed. It's also one of those features you can turn on and off at will, so for 33 cents you can turn it on for a day and see how sucky VZ Navigator is for yourself.


    Thanks for clarifying. I was going crazy for a sec. Im still going to double check my account to make sure the feature wasnt magically "activated".

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    Was told by Verizon rep to keep all 3 gps options checked to get tighter location. Only charges you for vz navigation if you use it. I will admit one time I accidentally hit that instead of Google and was locked in until I disabled everything. Even if I hit Google it automatically pushed me to VZ. Was pissed

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott15851 View Post
    Was told by Verizon rep to keep all 3 gps options checked to get tighter location. Only charges you for vz navigation if you use it. I will admit one time I accidentally hit that instead of Google and was locked in until I disabled everything. Even if I hit Google it automatically pushed me to VZ. Was pissed

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    VZ Navigation Services and VZ Navigator are totally unrelated. The former just allows any app to get rough location from local cell towers. This is used if you can't get a fix on enough satellites (which is not going to happen very often with this phone) or to speed up getting fixes with a better initial guess as to location. It's only cost is a bit of battery since it involves radio communication. I leave it on all the time.

    VZ Navigator is an app that "competes" with Google Navigation, but not very well. It's bloatware but you can disable it. And if you want to use it, you have to activate an optional service on your account. Otherwise it just doesn't work.

    BTW, they dropped the cost of that service from $10/month to $2/month. I still can't imagine why anyone would activate it on an Android phone. It was great on my Blackberry like five years ago, but now?
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    I know they advertise it but, I think verizon nav is mostly for the non-android and non-iphone phones. I used to use verizon nav on my original RAZR flip phone. Obviously Google was not available back then. Since they still carry a decent selection of dumb phones, I think they'll carry it until they stop offering those phones. If you're going to pay for nav, you'll do better on something better than this...

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