There is some kind of deal with my Mercedes where I get free GPS for 3 years, and then I think they try to find a way to charge for it. Everybody seeks subscription-based services today so they can charge you over and over. You own nothing. You lease everything.
Which wouldn't be so bad if it was a decent GPS that came with my vehicle, but it's a terrible system. It's clunky and old fashioned, and it works like crap. Half the time the system cannot understand the street names, which is why they provide you with a spelling capacity, but they won't let you use it when you're driving. Imagine that.
Most of the time, I don't even use the installed GPS because it's such a PITA. Instead, I set up my phone app GPS voices to a UK female accent . . . because I am not listening to directions from a male authority figure or some bossy witch.
Which is all well and fine unless you accidentally set two GPS to go off at the same time.
You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Which Do you Prefer: Apple or Google Maps?
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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