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joboo
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Garmin Phone....................... Reply with quote

I'm in need of a new phone, and i saw this today at my local ATT store. http://www8.garmin.com/nuvifone/
i would not use this for caching, but wondering if anyone out there has got this phone, and how they like it??

Thank you for your time!!

Peace,
Joboo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it is the iPhone. Peace, Joboo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice in the specs that it doesn't say that it has a GPS embedded. Since the AT&T network sucks outside of the local area. Like it doesn't work from Worthington MN all the way to Rapid City SD on I-90, ask the sale rep what happens when you are outside cellular coverage, both 3G and AT&T entirely. Oh and by the way roaming doesn't work on I-90 either. So ask what happens when you drop coverage entirely or can't reach a cell tower. I seriously doubt that it will work as a GPS for even road navigation at that point.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arcticabn wrote:
I notice in the specs that it doesn't say that it has a GPS embedded. Since the AT&T network sucks outside of the local area. Like it doesn't work from Worthington MN all the way to Rapid City SD on I-90, ask the sale rep what happens when you are outside cellular coverage, both 3G and AT&T entirely. Oh and by the way roaming doesn't work on I-90 either. So ask what happens when you drop coverage entirely or can't reach a cell tower. I seriously doubt that it will work as a GPS for even road navigation at that point.



Wow, that sounds like great coverage Wink, I thought that only happened up here.
3G what's that? Lol

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you watch the training videos it says you can find where you are even when you are out of cellular service areas so it appears that the navigation is separate from the phone function.
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