Nokia offers maps and navigation service in Nigeria. Nokia navigation service turns your supported Nokia mobile phone to a mobile portable GPS navigation device. All yuo need is a GPS enabled phone preloaded with Nokia Ovi maps. Nokia navigation service enables you to find places, get turn-by-turn direction, and get live traffic information with your Nokia mobile phone. You can even add important places you discovered yourself (Points of Interest, POI) to your maps and share them with friends and colleagues.
Nokia Ovi maps provide detailed maps of some Nigerian cities. According to current media reports about 14 Nigerian cities currently have detailed maps on Nokia Ovi maps. Cities mentioned in news reports include Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Benin City, and Kaduna. According to Nokia, detailed maps of over 138,230km of Nigerian roads are now covered, amounting to 72% of Nigerian roads.
Maps for over 200 countries can be downloaded free. Nokia maps can be downloaded at the Nokia website or at any Nokia customer care centre. With Nokia Ovi maps and GPS navigation, you can find places of interest like banks, petrol stations, ATM machines, popular joints, schools, and so on free of charge. You can also get turn-by-turn voice guided direction to any point of interest on the map. Nokia now offers free lifetime voice guided turn-by-turn license on all new Nokia phones with built-in GPS. Nokia Ovi maps 3.0 is the latest version of Ovi maps.
Using Nokia Ovi Maps & Navigation Service
Not all Nokia mobile phones support Nokia maps and navigation service. However, any Nokia mobile phone with GPS will support Nokia maps and navigation. Some Nokia mobile phones that support Nokia maps and navigation include:
- Nokia 6210 Navigator
- Nokia E71
- Nokia N90
- Nokia E51
- Nokia 5220 XpressMusic (preloaded with Nokia maps)
- Nokia 3600 Slide (preloaded with maps)
For a full list of Nokia phones that can access maps and navigation service, visit Nokia Middle East & Africa website. You can also download Nokia maps at the link if your device is not pre-installed with maps.
Once you are sure your Nokia mobile phone supports maps you should then check whether it has the latest Nokia Ovi maps preloaded. This will be so if maps is visible as a menu option. If not you will have to download Nokia Ovi maps online for your mobile device. You can also download maps at Nokia Care Centres in Nigeria. Note that even if your device has maps preloaded it might be outdated so you will still require the latest version of Nokia maps (Nokia Ovi maps 3.0).
Once you have the latest version of Nokia Ovi maps up and running, you can start finding places and locating important locations free of charge. However, navigation service does not come free; you need to buy a navigation voucher/licence.
For more information on Nokia dealers, stores, sales outlets and shops in Nigeria, visit our Nokia dealer page.
The Drive navigation option on Ovi maps provide you with turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation while driving while Walk provides navigation when you are walking.
Nokia now offer free lifetime voice guided turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation in over 70 countries, while maps of over 200 countries are on Nokia Ovi maps.
All you need to access Nokia maps and navigation is a GPS enabled mobile phone and the latest Nokia Ovi maps app.
For more information about pricing of the Nokia mobile phone navigation service, visit Nokia Middle East & Africa website.