The good news? Telstra’s Whereis site has released an Android-specific GPS app which supports voice recognition, offers turn-by-turn navigation and even includes built-in flight timetables and pedestrian mode walking directions. The bad news? It only works on phones connected to the Telstra network, and you have to pay $15 a month for the privilege.
Admittedly, $15 a month is still cheaper than most standalone GPS units on the market over a year of use. On the other hand, that kind of ongoing pricing makes downloading a set of directions via Google Maps rather more tempting, especially given the price of most Telstra Next G connections. If you are an existing Telstra customer, you can access the service via a 7-day trial.
Would you pay $15 a month for a phone-based navigator? Have you given the new navigator a try? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.