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Cell Phone Mapping Systems Compared

Telenav GPS Navigator

(telenav.com)

Pros

Users aren’t limited to a single carrier, since the Navigator is compatible with AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Nextel, Alltel, and Qwest. The system also provides three-dimensional maps and real-time traffic data, including incident reports (though not for all carriers), that can help find an alternate route.

Cons

Telenav’s mapping strength is also its biggest drawback: the tool works best with powerful, large-screen phones. And if your cell doesn’t have an internal GPS chip, the upgrade could cost you up to $100.

Verizon VZ Navigator

(vznavigator.com)

Pros

A simple interface and audible directions make this software very user-friendly. Verizon’s massive capacity allows it to store turn-by-turn directions to upwards of 11 million points of interest, so you’re guaranteed to find that off-the-beaten-path gas station.

Cons

The software is exclusive to Verizon users, and lacks live traffic info and three- dimensional street views.

The Verdict

Both systems average $10 a month, but with multiple- carrier options and 3-D maps, the Telenav GPS Navigator comes out on top.

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