Verizon Cell Phone Navigation Descriptive Essay by hicaliber

This paper describes the Verizon company's low cost cell phone navigation system.
# 94852 | 1,505 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on May 10, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Computer and Technology (General)

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This paper describes Verizon's VZ Navigator service. The paper explains that, after downloading the VZ Navigator applet into his or her cell phone, the subscriber uses the phone keypad to feed in a city and street address or zip code; whereby, the phone immediately fixes on the destination by searching for the GPS-equipped nearest cell tower. The author relates that the servers of the phone service provider download mapping information to the subscriber's cellphone; thereafter, the handset is disconnected from the network, the phone locks onto the orbiting GPS satellites and the routing begins using an online map that is mobile while traveling. The paper reports that the system functions comparatively well; however, when the voice warns about forthcoming turns, there are occasions when street names are not pronounced right, the wrong name is given as a result of an error in the data entry of the central server or the mapping information is outdated.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Oryl, Michael. Video Review: Verizon VZ Navigator GPS Navigation. 12 June, 2006. Retrieved from Accessed 22 July, 2006
  • Verizon's VZ Navigator and Motorola v325 Review. Retrieved from Accessed 22 July, 2006
  • Verizon Unveils Cell Phone Navigation. PC Magazine. 7 December, 2005. Retrieved from,1895,1897253,00.asp Accessed 22 July, 2006
  • Verizon Wireless Expands VZ Navigator Location-Based Service to the V. Directions Magazine. 5 April, 2006. Retrieved from Accessed 22 July, 2006
  • Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator: CNET editor's review. Retrieved from Accessed 22 July, 2006

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