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  1. vjvj's Avatar
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    Default BB Maps - odd route choice (in NW London)

    When I use BB Maps it picks some really odd routes and takes me through the back streets rather than dual carriageways (freeways/highways - basically faster roads where the limit is 50-70mph). This is annoying -and means that 20 minute journeys take close to 45 mins.

    For any of you that know the area, when I go from St Johns Wood to Wembley it takes me via Kilburn High St. rather than the A406...

    Route preference is set to Fastest.

    Is anyone else having this issue (in London or elsewhere)?
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    Did it have traffic awareness on? I just know how bad the North circular can be for traffic.

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    It did but this was a Sunday afternoon and the N Circular was fine. I even took it on the way back (overriding the sat nav) but it navigated me to come off at the next junction and went on the inside roads again.

    And on traffic awareness, the ETA shown is always completely off how long it will tkae in reality - so not convinced that this works. Although it does colour roads in red/yellow/green...
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    I've tried it once of twice TBH as I have in built sat navigation in the car with the latest maps. I did however try it on a trip to Birmingham and had very good results. Both were running at the same time and came up with the same route.
    What concerned me was the amount of data used.

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    And how much was that?
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    A lot. I zapped through the my 2GB allowance in the first few days. As I normally use WiFi the only thing I could attribute it to was BlackBerry maps. I've now had to increase my allowance.
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    BlackBerry maps is awful, I suggest you side load Google maps

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    Nothing wrong with BlackBerry maps for me in ne UK

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    today in waterloo, I used BB maps and the location it brought me was a block away from the starbucks I wanted to go to. Google Maps via web browser does not even search.
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