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Verizon Launches VZ Navigator


Verizon-Vz-NavigatorVerizon Wireless has followed in the footsteps of Sprint, Nextel, and others in offering GPS Navigation services to their customers. The service, called VZ Navigator, will cost either $10 per month of $3 per day.

The service will only be available on one phone, the Motorola V325 which costs about $80. Other phones will follow later in 2006.

VZ Navigator uses software called AtlasBook developed by a company called Networks in Motion. Thus the data will be driven by Nateq mas. The application is delivered via an applet on Verizon’s “Get it Now” service packages. Navigation works through triangulation via cell towers.

Mapping data is downloaded to your phone and yes, you are charged for that download time although Verizon says it should be less than one minute for most maps. Incoming calls do suspend navigation.

12 Responses

  1. I just purchased the V325 motorola phone, and the 1st thing I did was download VZ Navigator. I also have navigation in my BMW. VZ Navigator is to me better then my car navigation.

    thank you verizon

    mike jones - February 15th, 2006
  2. mY V325 IS AWSOME I do geocaching with it my kids love it . You can see the GPS coords.. by checking location info in options . Im waiting for the Phone that I can click and see a map of where my kids are located with there GPS implants .

    bodiddle - March 5th, 2006
  3. I have just heard about your GPS cell phone! I am the worlds worst when it comes to driving directions! I am going to get my new phone with the proper download asap. I have no doubt that it will be great because I have found that Verizon is the best when it comes to technology and cell phones!

    Ethel Fentzlaff - July 11th, 2006

    Aaron Jett - October 6th, 2006
  5. Aaron, if there is any chance of that working you would need to contact your mobile carrier as the data from your phone isn’t accessible to anyone.

    Tim - October 6th, 2006
  6. Mike,

    Does your VZ Nav’s automated voice work while you’re synced with the Bimmer’s integrated BT?
    My voice gets muted as soon as I sync. It’s been driving me crazy trying to find an answer



    Joe - November 8th, 2006
  7. Some of these reviews are obviously planted by verizon’s PR department. I saw the stupid BMW comment on at least 2 other sites.

    For all their hype and deceptive marketing tactics, I have to say, I really do like the navigator. It works very well even in rural parts of NJ where I could not believe it was getting either satellite or cell tower signal. Anyway, I will never get another phone without GPS- its the only reason I’m not even considering the iphone.

    real person - June 22nd, 2007
  8. VZ navigator is great as long as you are in Verizon’s coverage area. If you travel outside and go on an extended network, the navigator will not update and is worthless. If you travel in a big city and are in Verizon’s home network, you should’nt need any other navigator.

    Lewis - November 25th, 2007
  9. We where traveling from cleveland to north carolina. When we left ohio and entered west virginia verizon wireless became useless and almost got us lost. We did not recieve any verizon service again until we where in VA. Even in VA the service was spotty. I would not recommend paying $10 per month for this service unless you cary around an atlas for these occasions.

    aaron - June 13th, 2008
  10. I had VZ Nagivator on my Blackberry, the maps were great, better than my Garmin. This thing I did not like was the slow way the maps changed. The deciding factor was it let me down 3 times when I needed it and in area with coverage. It took up to 48 hours before it would work again. Again great maps, but not dependable. Like my Garmin better.

    Donny - December 20th, 2008
  11. I would like to cancel my account. Please let me know when this is accomplished. Thank you.

    Dorothy Acquaviva - December 7th, 2010
    • Dorothy, we are not affiliated with Verizon. If you would like to cancel your account you will need to contact them.

      Tim - December 14th, 2010

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