Verizon iPhone users to get Verizon Navigator for only $4.99/month?

Verizon iPhone users to get Verizon Navigator for only $4.99/month?

Looks like Verizon iPhone users will be getting access Verizon Navigator app that AT&T iPhone users, and other Verizon smartphone users, have been enjoying for a while now -- but our sources at Verizon are now telling us it will only cost $4.99.

That means Verizon Navigator for iPhone will be half the price of Verizon Navigator on other devices and half the price of AT&T Navigator.

Sweet deal if you like subscription-based online maps. It should be launching in a couple days and you can sign up to be notified when it does. If the price proves to be true, anyone going to be taking them up on it?

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flyingember says:

For reference, Tom Tom and Navigon are both $50. That's equal to 10 months of Navigator service.

j says:

Agree'd ^^^^ will be cheaper just to buy a navigation app in the long run or look for a cheap free one., IMO..., for you new vzw'ers ip4

Terry says:

You can just use Mapquest mobile for free or buy one of the other gps navigation apps and it comes out cheaper.

chris says:

I downloaded mapquest mobile and will use that. I dont want to spend 50+ for a navigator app that I may use probably not to frequently

iphone4idiots says:

Can you take a call while using it?

Apple blogz says:

i was with Verizon for 8 years, and no i would not pay for it just like i am not paying AT&T for something that can be done free.

johnolesen says:

actually yes. You can take a call while using VZNav. I just moved to a new area, and do it all the time on my Droid X

Cheese Stick says:

I'm sticking with WAZE, cause it's free voice guided gps

bmxfreak995 says:

I might see how this looks on the phone. The price is right.

stynkfysh says:

Heck no. Already bought Navigon for $30 and it is far superior. Doesn't need a network signal to work either which is critical in rural areas.

nyc_rock says:

Or if you like to talk while you drive.

Reginald says:

Too bad Google is limiting their free and superior navigation app to Android. Makes sense, I guess.

E$F says:

Doesn't make sense. Why not upgrade iOS platform apple let google apps in app store why not return the favor

dloveprod says:

I use Motionx Gps drive it's 19.99 a year and it only loads the maps as you need them. I don't have the space for 1.2 gig of maps of the whole united states that I'll never visit on my phone.

Da Mac says:

No. VZ Navigator is not worth $5 a month. It is cheaper and better to get a stand alone navigation program that keeps the maps resident on the phone.

Mike says:

I personally go with Navigon. It's a great application that's well developed and not a 'download' based navigation.

joe says:

I like Navigon too, but it takes up way too much space!!! I'd rather go with an online solution.

VZW Tester Ad Guy says:

Picture FAIL
That, is a GSM iPhone...

ricbon says:

hum....news archive photo like any other news/blog site or t.v. news...you fail homie

joe says:

I'd rather go with VZ Navigator. I've used it for 5 years and it's really good at getting around traffic.

Keith says:

Just checked on my 'MyVerizon' account management site - and indeed, VZ-Nav is available for me at $4.99/month - still not enough to make me want to ditch my Garmin Nuvi with lifetime map updates :)

Still Stuck On A Storm1 says:

One thing to note with VZNavigator is that it's prorated. I enable it before a road trip, then turn it off when I get home. Costs me a few dollars, tops. It would take a long time for a paid application to become cheaper. Plus, VZNavigator is excellent. I arrived in Seattle once when police seemed to have cordoned off every road I needed to take to get to my destination. VZNavigator stuck with me all the way, recalculating my route maybe 8 times. Didn't even arrive all that late.

Dexter says:

Save your money and buy GPS Drive for $0.99. 30 days of free voice-guided navigation. They give you the option to purchase a one-time $2.99 for one month package as well as a $24.99 for a year. I guarantee it is THE best affordable navigation app out there with Live Traffic!

bluehorseshoe says:

VZ Navigator is up and ready for download in the App Store.

wjt says:

Anybody know how these compare to Droid's free use of Google maps navigator?