I was extremely happy with the beta version of Telmap 5 on my Blackberry Bold (9700) until the maps disappeared at the end of June 2011 and I was wondering what was going on. A colleague even emailed Telmap support and got a response to call Vodacom support as they were contractually not allowed to deal with clients directly (#Fail).
I kept on opening the maps to see if they were back. I read on the Internet somewhere that the Telmap servers were undergoing an upgrade so I was hoping…
Until last week the maps were blank. Funnily enough the maps of Europe were displaying fine – so I then suspected that perhaps Vodacom were blocking the maps for some reason – perhaps to force users to use the Vodafone Sat Nav software :(
Luckily (for Vodacom) that wasn’t the case :)
I was quite a happy user and excited when I eventually found an app that provided turn by turn navigation! – and I certainly didn’t want to be forced to use the SatNav software. It shows weather at my locations and other widgets too.
Last week, I opened the Telmap software and it wouldn’t open saying that the software had expired! I pressed the BB button and there was a link to “upgrade”…
I took a deep breath and thought that if I upgraded then I would lose “My places” – and wondered how I could extract these from the BB backups that I had made.
Another deep breath accompanied by a click on the “Upgrade” link and I started downloading the new software…
A short while and a reboot later the software started up; the maps were visible again, and I didn’t even lose “My Places”! :) :)
Navigation working again too :)
I am now upgraded to version 5.41 build 49
Now if only this software would show traffic info and tell me where the speed traps are…
Update your Blackberry Bold 9700 Vodafone Sat Nav GPS Navigator