A few months ago, AT&T released the first turn-by-turn GPS application for the iPhone. Since it’s arrival, the GPS application has received a cold reception. The application has received more than 900 reviews in the Apple Store — but most rank the application poorly.
AT&T Navigator provides voice-guided and onscreen directions, automatic rerouting, real-time traffic updates, a points-of-interest database and regular map updates — but at a hefty price. Although the app is free, it requires a $9.99-per-month subscription (automatically be added to your AT&T account).
When AT&T invited me to download Navigator last week and subscribe to the monthly service, I turned to the Apple’s App Store for advice. More than 500 customers ranked the application with the lowest score possible ( 1 out of 5). Why? Users find the application buggy and the monthly fee unacceptable.