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FREE SATNAV WORLDWIDE with OFFLINE NAVIGATION on Windows 8 phones

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NO NEED TO PAY FOR SATNAV ANYMORE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
While researching for my France Road trip,I was thinking of a Garmin Unit and Europe Map lifetime update SD card. All this would have costed me about 200 $ or 150 Eros.

I consulted a few tech Gurus and after that did some online research. Then tried the trick at my home location. It works well. If I buy a dual sim NOKIA LUMIA 1020 or above, it costs me around 200$ but I get World map with lifetime update. It works on offline mode without any phone sim or data card. I wasted a lot of time and money previously on renting or buy GPS. I thought I must share this result of my study with fellow Fodorites. It may help a few people.

Only high-end Lumia devices such as the Lumia 1020 will get the Drive+ global navigation suite for free out of box.
HERE Drive+ offers free, life-time voice-guided navigation anywhere in the world. All you have to do is download a voice in your language of choice and you're good to go. Of course, to make use of the key selling point of Drive - offline navigation - you have to download a map for a country of your choice, too

With Drive+ you can easily plan routes (all offline, unlike the early iterations of this app) and you can tweak various settings for each route - fastest/shortest/economical route can be selected and you can choose whether the app will use or avoid motorways, toll roads, ferries, tunnels, unpaved roads and motor trains. There are icons to remind you of the selected settings.
Drive+ uses big, clear instructions on its screen in addition to the voice prompts, which is ideal for in-car use. You can switch between 2D and 3D mode and switch the color scheme (day, night, auto). There are speed alerts and real-time traffic information.

We do miss a few options - like setting a starting location other than your current location and downloading maps for an entire continent. Still, Nokia offer quality maps and offline voice-guided navigation out of the box, which puts them ahead of other Windows Phone makers an even other platforms (both Android and iOS require a data connection to plan the route).

The Maps app also offers walking, driving and public transport navigation but it only shows a list of instructions. It shares data with Drive so you don't have to download the same maps twice. Check the following links in case one decides to opt for it and test it well before you go on a road trip.

http://discussions.nokia.com/t5/HERE-Location-based-services/Top-Questions-for-HERE-Maps-amp-Drive-amp-Transit/td-p/615393

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_lumia_1020-review-952p9.php

I also request FODORS to add a NEW TAG as TECHNOLOGY in TRAVEL TIPS & TRIP IDEAS section.

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