I am trying out a subscription to the TeleNav GPS Navigator and it’s pretty darn handy. I downloaded it to a cell phone and it’s always waiting there in my purse to offer directions or help me find an address. For example, I might be biking along on a hot summer afternoon with my ten-year-old daughter, who is suddenly so bike crazed that we have to go somewhere every day. But the weather here in July is hot and steamy. So suddenly we both are overcome with a desperate need for ice cream. We usually avoid ice cream shops. But this is an emergency!
Novices at retail ice cream acquisition, we have no idea where the closest ice cream place is. Yes! This is a job for my handy TeleNav-enabled phone. I pull it out and ask it to search for ice cream shops. (It keeps tabs on 10 million points of interest including restaurants, Wi-Fi, banks, coffee shops, and ATMs.) And we choose from a list of places that are either close to our current location or on our route.
We make our choice. I click right from the map to call and confirm that our destination is indeed open and serving ice cream. Then it’s back on our bikes. TeleNav calls instructions to us as we bike along. It will even warn us â€“ and reroute us â€“ if it sees a traffic jam ahead. And without incident, we are guided neatly to the quiescently frozen confection of our choice.
TelNnav works with lots of cell phones on ATT, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and, perhaps, others. You can get it from your cell carrier and it typically costs $9.95 a month. (It requires a compatible cell phone.)
Right now, though, I’m giving away a six-month subscription directly from the folks at TeleNav. It doesn’t matter what carrier you have, Todd at TeleNav tells me he will figure the details out with the winner.
So, did you get lost this summer and wish you had a GPS in your purse? Tell us about it in the comments to enter to win.
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