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#1 jbeckman713

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:00 PM

I was using my cell phone(Galaxy Note 3)  as my GPS until yesterday. It was using tons of data on my plan with Verizon so I bought a Garmin  Nuvi 2597LMT that is voice activated and connects bluetooth to my phone so it will link the addresses on my appointment calender and send it to the Garmin. Now I use zero data on my plan and can scale back my data plan with Verizon and save at least 120.00 this year. I know this is a bit wordy but if anyone uses their cell as their GPS this can save a lot of data and money.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:02 AM

i had a garmin/asus phone which had a proper inbuilt gps that was fantastic and sadly they no longer ,make it

 

aside from that i believe if you want a decent gps then buy a gps



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:23 AM

What do others use as a GPS.  I looked at the reviews on this Garmin2597 & they were good.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

Good topic. I too am looking for a new GPS system. It seems like ease  of connectivity to other apps & programs would be the best.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

I must be old fashion............When the service call is taken, we ask for a cross street and I use this thing called a map..............90% of the time I just drive to the address because I have been to most of the streets, roads, lane, court, alley, highway  already......The advantage of living and servicing a few small towns.... :thumbsup:................If it is a new road, ( last one was added about 5 years ago ) I just add it to the map with a pencil....... :wink:...................



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

I must be old fashion............When the service call is taken, we ask for a cross street and I use this thing called a map..............90% of the time I just drive to the address because I have been to most of the streets, roads, lane, court, alley, highway  already......The advantage of living and servicing a few small towns.... :thumbsup:................If it is a new road, ( last one was added about 5 years ago ) I just add it to the map with a pencil....... :wink:...................

half my customers done even know cross streets, when there in a new development thats on my gps and i ask for directions they dont even know what road leads to the development



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:23 PM

half my customers done even know cross streets, when there in a new development thats on my gps and i ask for directions they dont even know what road leads to the developmentvert

very true..... lived in Southern California for a short spell....  within 3 months of living there it was very apparent that I knew my way around better than most of the locals, some having lived in the same 3 block radius for their whole 50 years.....



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:35 AM

I must be old fashion............When the service call is taken, we ask for a cross street and I use this thing called a map..............90% of the time I just drive to the address because I have been to most of the streets, roads, lane, court, alley, highway already......The advantage of living and servicing a few small towns.... :thumbsup:................If it is a new road, ( last one was added about 5 years ago ) I just add it to the map with a pencil....... :wink:...................


Pretty easy when every street is off hwy 101. Haha

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:44 AM

a GPS is to a map what a calculator is to an abacus except my GPS can tell me if there is traffic ahead.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 19 July 2014 - 04:52 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

Around here we use what is called "101 Time"................North/South 2 lane Highway..................I'll get there when this North bound  'under powered' diesel pusher, towing a H3 Hummer,  ocean gawking folks get out of my way.............Cannot pass cuz there is a  South bound  '350 H.P. diesel pusher  towing a Toyota Pries, ocean gawking folks.  going 35 in a 55 M.P.H. zone........And every third vehicle is towing a trailer.......DSCF1047_zps41483342.jpg.........Life is Good......... :thumbsup: ..........






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