Nokia mobile phones maps and navigation service is available in Nigeria. Nokia Mobile phones navigation service allows users to access free maps of over 200 countries; find places and addresses; get turn by turn direction while walking or driving; and avoid traffic jams via live traffic information service with Nokia mobile phones. We have provided a brief overview of the Nokia maps and navigation service on this page. You can also find links to Nokia website if you need more information.
Nokia GPS Navigation service offers free maps of over 200 countries. These maps include points of interests like schools, ATM, banks, hotels, and so on, making it easy to find places and explore your environment. Nokia now offers free lifetime voice guided drive and walk navigation license. Nigeria is one of the countries in Africa that is navigable on Nokia maps. This means that thousands of points of interests in Nigeria are now visible on Nokia maps. Other African countries Navigable on Nokia maps include South Africa, Egypt, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Namibia.
Features of Nokia Navigation Service
Nokia mobile phones navigation service turns your Nokia mobile phones, to a navigation device. You can find your current location as well as find any other place or address. Just select my position on the menu and your current location will be returned in a short while. The Search menu option allows you find places like ATM machines, banks, hotels, tourist sites, shopping malls, filling station, and so on. Enter ATM and the system will return the nearest ATM machine to your current location.
While driving or walking your Nokia navigation enabled mobile phones can provide you with voice guided turn-by-turn navigation guide. The drive option provide you with turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation on the road, while the walk option gives turn by turn direction while walking around a neighbourhood. Nokia mobile phones navigation service comes with a live traffic information service that informs of traffic congestion as well as automatically provides a re-route. Nokia now offers voice guided drive and walk navigation at no charge. This can save you time and hassle. The Traffic service is not available in all countries.
While traveling for business or pleasure Nokia mobile phones can also provide you with audio-visual guides of the city and/or region you are in. This feature can be accessed via the Guides menu option. You can also add your favourite locations on the map, this you can easily MMS or SMS to friends and colleagues.
For more information about features of the Nokia mobile phone navigation service, visit Nokia Middle East & Africa website.
How much does Nokia Navigation cost?
Nokia maps are available for free. You can download maps of over 200 countries free. To access Nokia Navigation service, you need a navigation license. Nokia now offers voice guided turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation license for free forever. That means you don’t pay for Nokia navigation license any more. Some great phones for Nokia maps and GPS Navigation service include Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6210 Navigator, and Nokia E71.
Nokia have also announced an affordable Navigation phone targeted at emerging markets, the Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition. Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition, when launched in the second quarter of 2010, will be the cheapest Nokia phone with the Navigation feature.
Note that not all 200 countries are navigable. Nigeria is navigable on Nokia maps. This means that visitors to Nigeria can now easily find their way around some Nigerian Cities with Nokia mobile phones. Nigerian cities currently covered include Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Benin City, and Kaduna. According to Nokia, the maps cover 138,230km of Nigerian roads amounting to 72% of Nigerian roads.
In the past drive and walk navigation as well as traffic information service and city guides used to require navigation license. But starting from this year 2010, Nokia will be offering turn-by-turn voice guided navigation license and city gudes free forever. Ten Nokia phones now offer free Navigation, and by March all new Nokia phones with GPS will be pre-loaded with this feature.
Some Nokia phones that currently come with free lifetime navigation include Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 6730 classic, Nokia X6, Nokia 6710 Navigator, and so on. Note that lifetime free navigation lasts for the lifetime of the handset.
Aside these, all other features like my position and Search have always been free and still remains free.
For more information Nokia mobile phone navigation service, visit Nokia Middle East & Africa website.
Which Nokia mobile phones can access the Navigation service?
Not all Nokia mobile phones support Nokia Ovi maps and Nokia navigation service. One guide to knowing whether your Nokia phone supports maps is to check whether it has built-in GPS or has Nokia maps preloaded. Most (if not all) Nokia mobile phones with GPS (or A-GPS) will support Nokia maps and navigation. However there are Nokia phones with no built-in GPS that can access Nokia maps. For such phones you will need to buy a compatible GPS module. The GPS module will communicate with your phone via Bluetooth. Nokia NSeries, Nokia ESeries, and some Nokia XpressMusic smartphones support Nokia maps and navigation.
Nokia phones like Nokia X6 and Nokia N97 mini come with free lifetime voice-guided turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation and all Nokia phones with built-in GPS will also offer free navigation.
For a full list of Nokia phones that can access Ovi maps and navigation service, visit Nokia Middle East & Africa website.
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Downloading Nokia Ovi maps
To use Nokia maps on your phone you have to download it at the Nokia website. However there are mobile phones that come preloaded with maps. So for such Nokia mobile phones you do not need to worry about it.
Download Nokia maps for your mobile phone at the Nokia Middle East & Africa website.
For more information about Nokia maps and navigation and other Nokia service visit Nokia Middle East & Africa website at mea.nokia.com.