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Old 22.06.2009, 13:46
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

I'd be interested to know how well the Lane Assistant Pro and Reality View features work. They sound great, but I'm not sure how good they'd be in real life.
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Old 22.06.2009, 13:50
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I'd be interested to know how well the Lane Assistant Pro and Reality View features work. They sound great, but I'm not sure how good they'd be in real life.
I haven't paid close attention to the lane assistant. I've had a (dedicated) Navigon before, though, and if it's the same then it's extremely useful. It's very accurate and helped me a lot. As a matter of fact, that's probably the single feature that really sets the Navigon apart from the TomTom in a positive way.

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Old 22.06.2009, 14:01
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Peter, does the Navigon make use of the 3GS compass feature? i.e. if you stand on the spot and spin around does the map also rotate? My biggest bugbear with all Sat Navs is having to drive forward for about 20m before it catches up.
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Old 22.06.2009, 14:15
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I haven't paid close attention to the lane assistant. I've had a (dedicated) Navigon before, though, and if it's the same then it's extremely useful. It's very accurate and helped me a lot. As a matter of fact, that's probably the single feature that really sets the Navigon apart from the TomTom in a positive way.

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Old 22.06.2009, 15:51
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Peter, does the Navigon make use of the 3GS compass feature? i.e. if you stand on the spot and spin around does the map also rotate? My biggest bugbear with all Sat Navs is having to drive forward for about 20m before it catches up.
I doubt it but I'll give it a try tonight

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Old 22.06.2009, 18:21
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

seems like apple sold more than a million 3g s's over the weekend.

also seems like lord jobs had a liver transplant two months ago but still aims to come back working at apple by the end of this month.
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Old 22.06.2009, 19:36
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Peter, does the Navigon make use of the 3GS compass feature?
It just tried it on the balcony and it doesn't seem to support the compass feature

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Old 22.06.2009, 19:54
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I log on to My Account on the website, then use the Contact section on there. That way they can see exactly which account it's concerning.
I received an SMS today telling me that Visual Voicemail has been activated - and sure enough, not it works!

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Old 22.06.2009, 21:12
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Thanks for your thoughts on the Navigon software, Peter. All I found so far about it was this review (in German).

How does this software go with recalculating after pointing out that a street is blocked? We used a Tomtom on the weekend to get around in a farm area in Germany. A road that we needed to take was blocked for roadworks (the Tomtom we had had no live updates), after we manually asked it to recalcuate, it worked out, albeit after taking the scenic route. Any thoughts on how that works here.

Another thing that I heard somewhere is that Tomtom software isn't so good with calculating cross-border routes. Has anyone else heard that? Or is that due to the modular nature of the Tomtom maps?
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Old 22.06.2009, 22:09
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

has anyone come across additional costs linked to tethering ( a la O2 ) with Swisscom or Orange contracts?

also: Ed mentioned before that Orange was a bit cheaper for international calls... could you elaborate on this?

cheers

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Old 23.06.2009, 08:01
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has anyone come across additional costs linked to tethering ( a la O2 ) with Swisscom or Orange contracts?

also: Ed mentioned before that Orange was a bit cheaper for international calls... could you elaborate on this?
Swisscom doesn't (officially) support tethering. For Orange it's "free" until the end of December, after that it costs 49 Fr. / month. By "free" I mean it'll deduct data volume from the 1gb you have each month.

Calls from Orange mobiles to European and North American landlines (and North American cells) are charged at Swiss local rates. You can also use your included minutes for calls to these countries.

Swisscom charges a massive premium for calling abroad.

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Old 23.06.2009, 08:03
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Instant Messaging + Push Notifications = Byebye SMS

Last night, new versions of BeeJive and AIM that support push notifications were released. Downloaded (BeeJive), tested, works like a charm. Messages pop up like SMS, no difference except that they're free and can contain more characters.

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Old 23.06.2009, 09:27
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Thanks for the info on tethering and int. calls Peter.

the idea of adding costs for tethering seems like a nasty case of value-adding to me. (i always thought data was data, regardless of it's usage)

any idea on call costs to Australia through Orange? (yep, I should look it up, but thought you might know off the top of your head. I'm paying 0.25.-/min using the sunrise Yallo network. Perhaps others would be interested to know this as well)

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Swisscom doesn't (officially) support tethering. For Orange it's "free" until the end of December, after that it costs 49 Fr. / month. By "free" I mean it'll deduct data volume from the 1gb you have each month.

Calls from Orange mobiles to European and North American landlines (and North American cells) are charged at Swiss local rates. You can also use your included minutes for calls to these countries.

Swisscom charges a massive premium for calling abroad.

Peter
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Old 23.06.2009, 09:35
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any idea on call costs to Australia through Orange? (yep, I should look it up, but thought you might know off the top of your head. I'm paying 0.25.-/min using the sunrise Yallo network. Perhaps others would be interested to know this as well)
http://www1.orange.ch/residential_pr...nal-calls.html

if I interpret this correctly, calls to Australia are also billed as local. That's 45 Rp per minute once your monthly allowance has been used up.

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Old 23.06.2009, 10:00
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

OK, so not quite as cheap as was previously the case... but as a package, not too bad.

does anyone have experience roaming on Orange? (mainly in the UK or Australia)

thanks for your help Peter

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if I interpret this correctly, calls to Australia are also billed as local. That's 45 Rp per minute once your monthly allowance has been used up.

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Old 23.06.2009, 11:57
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

Is anyone else having issues with their GPS reception since upgrading to 3.0? I simply cannot get a precise GPS lock outdoors, all I get is a triangulation lock (600 m radius). I did a bit of googling about and it seems I'm not the only one who's lost GPS functionality since the upgrade.
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Old 23.06.2009, 12:05
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Would be interested to hear your opinions once you've given it a good road testing. Personally I was waiting for the TomTom release, however impatience might get the better of me
Like you, I've been waiting for the Tom Tom, but I received an email from Trapster today to tell me that they're next update will also feature "enhanced turn-by-turn directions".

It's unlikely to be as slick a system as Tom Tom, but I've found Trapster's integration of maps with speed camera warnings to be excellent. Price will probably be better also (Trapster is currently free).

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Old 23.06.2009, 18:44
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Is anyone else having issues with their GPS reception since upgrading to 3.0? I simply cannot get a precise GPS lock outdoors, all I get is a triangulation lock (600 m radius). I did a bit of googling about and it seems I'm not the only one who's lost GPS functionality since the upgrade.
Clearly Apple have a major software issue on their hands, I think 3.0.1 will be out within weeks.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2045075&start=0&tstart=0
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Old 23.06.2009, 19:23
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Clearly Apple have a major software issue on their hands, I think 3.0.1 will be out within weeks.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2045075&start=0&tstart=0
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To be honest I have version 3 and other than killing quite a few apps and reducing my battery life by half, it seems ok.

Edited to add: I haven't tested the gps yet but then again it's not that important for me - I tend to know where I am most of the time.

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Old 23.06.2009, 21:17
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Re: The iPhone 3G thread and FAQ

well, next Orange Box / Visual Voicemail problem: when someone calls, the phone only rings twice before going to the voicemail box. I'm fast, but not that fast :-)

I guess I'll have to disable voicemail until they've sorted that out as well...

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